Sharks Beat the Blues, Again

By Mary Walsh SAN JOSE-Friday afternoon, the San Jose Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues, scoring six goals against them for the second time this season. Four of those came in the first period, during which time the Blues went scoreless and only registered two shots on goal. The Blues’ game picked up after that,Continue reading “Sharks Beat the Blues, Again”

Crossing the Language Barrier: Jagr and Hertl

By Mary Walsh SAN JOSE- Tomas Hertl arrived in the US with several adjustments to make. He had to adjust to NHL hockey. He had to adjust to being a young man in a new country. He had to learn to get by in a foreign language. That last one is the toughest. You needContinue reading “Crossing the Language Barrier: Jagr and Hertl”

Sharks Short Lightning 5-1

By Mary Walsh SAN JOSE- Thursday night, San Jose defeated Tampa Bay 5-1, but it was not the way a 5-1 game usually looks. Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi had to make a lot of good saves and some very tough ones. Four Sharks scored, with two goals coming from Tommy Wingels, and one each fromContinue reading “Sharks Short Lightning 5-1”

A Moving Target: Survival in the Minors

By Mary Walsh SAN FRANCISCO- You have to approach an ECHL game like there is no tomorrow. As a player, you could be injured out and never play again. Tonight. As a fan, your favorite player could be moved without any warning rumors at all, your significant other who you just followed across the countryContinue reading “A Moving Target: Survival in the Minors”

Sharks Lose to Jets in Shootout, Losing Streak at 5

By Mary Walsh The San Jose Sharks started a five game road trip with a 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan summed up the good and the bad of Sunday’s game: That was much better. Not everybody that watched tonight’s game got to see what we did against Vancouver,Continue reading “Sharks Lose to Jets in Shootout, Losing Streak at 5”

Sitting Sharks: SJ Losing Streak Stands at Four

By Mary Walsh SAN JOSE- The Sharks are not winning anymore. Fans might be having flashbacks to every season past, when even the most magnificent point streak was marred by some inexplicable, nonsensical streak of poor play, bad luck and predictably disappointing results. It would be reasonable to assume that it is time for theContinue reading “Sitting Sharks: SJ Losing Streak Stands at Four”

Boyle and Havlat Back in the Game

By Mary Walsh SAN JOSE- The question going in to Saturday’s Sharks game was… well, there were many. Who would want the win more, the team that lost to SJ 5-1 last time around, or the team that lost a frustrating game to LA a few days earlier? The Coyotes gave their answer quickly withContinue reading “Boyle and Havlat Back in the Game”

Not Quite Right: Sharks Fall to Kings in OT

By Mary Walsh LOS ANGELES- We don’t like the way things ended last year, and we want to try and set things right tonight. -Patrick Marleau, to CSNCA during warmups It looked like the Sharks were ready to do just that when Logan Couture found Marc-Edouard Vlasic pinching in deep, after getting a quick lookContinue reading “Not Quite Right: Sharks Fall to Kings in OT”

Game of Firsts Keeps the Sharks on Top

By Mary Walsh OTTAWA- Sunday, the San Jose Sharks defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 with goaltender Alex Stalock making his first NHL start. Stalock had played in 2 NHL games before, but always in relief. James Sheppard and Andrew Desjardins also scored their first goals of the season, bringing the number of 2013-14 Sharks with goals to 16. The Sharks are nowContinue reading “Game of Firsts Keeps the Sharks on Top”

San Jose Sharks Testing the Depths

By Mary Walsh It is never a good thing when a roster player is out due to injury, as so many San Jose Sharks are right now. That obvious truth should not tarnish a high-quality silver lining. As effective as the Sharks have been over the last several seasons, their depth has not been testedContinue reading “San Jose Sharks Testing the Depths”