NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Sharks will not be part of NHL Global Series in Prague next season; Bolts just get by Sabres in Stockholm; plus more

illustration from nhl.com: 2020 NHL Global Series in Finland

Matt joins Sports Talk for the NHL podcasts each Saturday.

#1 The San Jose Sharks, who have many European star players, will not be part of the 2020 NHL Global Series held in Prague next season. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in Stockholm tonight for the first of two games. In the early part of October at the start of the NHL season in 2020, it’ll be the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators playing twice in Prague, while Colorado and Columbus face off later in the season at Hartwell Arena in Helinski.

#2 The Lighting and Sabres battled in Stockholm Friday to a Lightning 3-2 win. The Bolts’ Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy both scored. Both games in Stockholm between the two teams are sold out in Sweden as part of the NHL Global Series.

#3 The Edmonton Oilers came away with a 4-0 shutout at the Rogers Centre. The Oilers’ Mikko Koskinin stopped 26 shots in goal and Ale Chiasson scored and had an assist in a win that snapped their two-game losing streak against New Jersey on Friday night.

#4 The Detroit Red Wings, who had been struggling, shocked the Original Six Hockey World Friday night with a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The Wings’ Robby Fabbri scored twice in his first game with the Red Wings. it was a win that snapped the Red Wings’ four-game losing streak. Most shockingly, they beat a very tough and challenging Bruins team.

#5 The Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor found the back of the net and got an assist in the Jets win over visiting Vancouver 4-1. The Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 Canucks shots.

Matt does the NHL podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks on 6-game homestand, can they right the ship at home?

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On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh:

#1 After losing six of their last seven games, the San Jose Sharks hope to get back on track with their current home stand. Will being back in San Jose help them forget about the last road trip?

#2 Did the Sharks’ effort on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets show anything? Although losing by a goal, this serves as some sort of hope that they can stay in some of these games.

#3 Talk about the suspension of the Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry, who served the second of his four-game suspension. The Jets came into San Jose 6-7. While they could use Lowry, they have the personnel to win

#4 Mary Lisa, talk about the Sharks offense. Just not enough to catch the Jets the Sharks got goals from Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl, but the effort fell short.

#5 The Sharks play the second of back to back games tonight at SAP Center against the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks had won five straight until they ran into the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night and lost by a goal 2-1. Mary Lisa tells us how she sees this match.

Mary Lisa is a San Jose Sharks beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals podcast with Daniel Dullum: Sharks set tone in Game 1 with Meier lighting up the lamp

photo from nbcsports.com: The San Jose Sharks’ Timo Meier can’t contain the thrill of scoring one of his two goals in the Sharks win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday in game 1 at SAP Center in San Jose.

On the NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals podcast with Daniel:

1 Timo Meier scores twice, Sharks rout St. Louis in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

2 Sharks’ Brent Burns has played much more than anyone in this year’s Cup playoffs

3 NHL Odds: Sharks given worst chance among remaining teams to win Stanley Cup

4 NHL explains controversial overturn of goal in San Jose-Colorado Game 7

5 Edmonton fires Ken Hitchcock, names Holland GM

Daniel does the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Daniel Dullum: Knights host Sharks for game 3; Could CBJs pull it off?; plus more

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On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Daniel:

1 Sharks, Knights tied 1-1, headed to Las Vegas for games 3 & 4

2 Blue Jackets, 2nd Wild Card in the East, stun 1-seed Lightning in first two games

3 Leafs’ Nazem Kadri likely facing suspension after cross-check on Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk

4 Lightning star Nikita Kucherov gets one-game suspension for boarding call against Blue Jackets

5 Oilers star McDavid won’t need surgery on injured knee

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Daniel Dullum is heard each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Sharks break out with 3-2 win over Oilers; Bruins’ Halak stops 26 shots for 3-0 shutout of Wild; Preds score 3 unanswered goals for 3-2 win; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 Gustav Nyquist of the San Jose Sharks got it figured with a goal in the second period at 18:48 to break a 2-2 deadlock in Edmonton for a 3-2 win on Thursday night. The Sharks have now won two in their last four games after suffering a long seven-game losing streak.

#2 Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots against the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 shutout. Bruins goals from Joakin Nordstrom, Bradon Carlo, and Connor Clifton.

#3 The Vancouver Canucks scored two goals from Niklaus Granlund and Tanner Pearson in the first period against the Nashville Predators, but the Preds came right back with three unanswered goals, a goal in the second period from Colton Sissons and two in the third from Nick Bonino and Ryan Johansen for a 3-2 Nashville win.

#4 It took overtime to do it, but the Colorado Avalanche got by the visiting Winnipeg Jets 3-2 when the Avs’ Eric Johnson score the game-winning goal in OT at 1:49. The Avs head to San Jose for a Saturday night game with the Sharks at SAP Center.

#5 The Arizona Coyotes got a three-goal win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night 4-1. The Yotes got goals from Richard Panik in the first period, two goals from Derek Stepan in the second period, and from Oliver Eckman-Larsson in the third period.

Joe Lami does the NHL podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com


Sharks hold Draisaitl to under 50 goals in 3-2 win over Oilers

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By Pearl Allison Lo

The Edmonton Oilers almost had a hat trick with goals number 48 and 49, but the San Jose Sharks were able to hold Leon Draisaitl and his team at bay in the Rogers Place Thursday.

Draisaitl had early goals in the first two periods at 2:03 and 3:22, but Edmonton continued on a five-game losing streak. He and the Sharks’ Logan Couture were tied for a game-high seven shots on goal.

San Jose broke a three-game losing streak on the road in their regular season road finale. They are also now 31-0 when giving up two goals or fewer.

Brent Burns got to 80 points and had a goal and assist for San Jose as he gave his postgame interview without removing all the strings of long hair all over his face. Both of his points began with faceoff wins by Tomas Hertl.

Aaron Dell had his first win since four appearances ago as he made 26 saves on 28 shots. Dell had his best save percentage (.929) in a start since November 23.

San Jose coach Pete DeBoer said after the game, “I don’t know anything yet,” re an injury that occurred when Darnell Nurse accidentally fell on top of Timo Meier.

Draisaitl’s 48th goal came short-handed and was the second game in a row the Sharks gave up such a goal.

The Sharks’ Marcus Sorensen scored his first goal since March 12 at 8:52 of the first, when Joe Thornton made a sneaky and suave pass from behind the net. Jacob Middleton earned his first assist on the play.

Burns’ goal then came at 10:04 with a wrister under the crossbar from the middle of the left faceoff circle. It was not a sure thing at first, but the goal prevailed.

Joint roughing penalties were issued to Meier and Milan Lucic at 10:37 of the second, questionable on Meier’s end.

Gustav Nyquist ended up getting the game winner at 18:48. Nyquist got a piece of Burns’ hard shot from behind him. Nyquist had four shots on goal.

Both teams had a power play in the third and five (San Jose) and six (Oilers) shots apiece.

The Sharks’ Melker Karlsson returned from injury and played 12:05.

San Jose’s recent power play remained perfect in their last 13 tries. Still, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture saw room for overall improvement. Pavelski replied, “we gotta stay on the attack and stay aggressive…There’s always another level this team can get to.” He also noted, “we kind of beat ourselves at times, but guys were committed to getting back.”

Up Next: The Sharks play their regular season finale Saturday at home versus the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 pm.

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Sharks’ problems just beginning, face Vegas-Calgary this weekend; Three NHL shootouts Thursday; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The San Jose Sharks lost another one on Thursday night but they didn’t lose by two or three goals in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Did the Sharks look improved over their last seven loses or did they look just as bad.

#2 The Washington Capitals Nic Dowd scored on a deflected pass which was good enough for the win. The Caps defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.

#3 It went to a shootout and the Dallas Stars topped the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. The Stars Jami Benn scored the game winner.

#4 In another shootout the Vancouver Canucks Tanner Pearson scored a fourth round goal to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Thursday night.

#5 The Montreal Canadiens didn’t stand a chance as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated Montreal 6-2. Oliver Bjorkstrand got two goals and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots. The Jackets are in the Eastern Conference wild card spot.

Join Joe for the NHL podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Most consecutive losses this season, Sharks on five-game skid; Flames turn up the heat, now five points up; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 The San Jose Sharks dropped their fourth straight game to the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 Thursday night and took another loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night in a one goal loss for their fifth straight loss. The Sharks also dropped five points behind first place the Calgary Flames in the Pacific Division.

#2 Meanwhile, the Flames got a four-goal win over the Ottawa Senators 5-1. For the Flames, Andrew Maniapane, Garnet Hathaway, Matthew Tkachuk all scored a goal.

#3 William Karlsson and Reilly Smith scored two goals each as the Vegas Knights shutout the Winnipeg Jets 5-0. Vegas goalie Malcom Subban stopped 20 shots.

#4 Tampa Bay (58-13) is a beast in Carolina in a three-goal win over the Canes. The Canes’ Ryan Callahan scored a tie-breaking goal in third period.

#5 Oilers get a three-goal win 4-1 over the CBJs. The Oilers’ Connor McDavid got a goal and an assist and Leon Draisaitl had three assists.

Joe does the NHL podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Yotes still have hot hand, despite loss to Oilers; Burke says Matthews not selling tickets; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum

1 Despite loss to Edmonton on Saturday, Coyotes still in the hunt for a playoff spot

2 Brian Burke says on Canadian sports talk radio, Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews “isn’t exciting and doesn’t sell tickets”

3 Carey Price honored as Canadiens’ winningest goalie

4 Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid’s 100-point season puts him in select company

5 Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban rips NHL, doesn’t know who Connor McDavid is

Daniel does the NHL podcast each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Kings snap 10 game skid; Lightning tie NHL record for 50 wins; Oilers Koskinen stops 30 shots for shutout; plus more

photo from yahoo.com: Kings beat Blackhawks 6-3 to halt 10-game losing streak on Saturday night at Staple Center against the Chicago Blackhawks

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Los Angeles Kings finally snapped out of it and won a game after losing ten games straight the Kings Andre Kempe scored a goal and an assist as the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. Kings head coach Willie Desjardins said it’s been a long time and it feels good just to win.

#2 The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov led the Bolts with a goal and an assist as they won their 50th game in 66 games defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-1. With the win the Lightning tie the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the fastest team to win 50 games in a season.

#3 The Edmonton Oilers Mikko Koskinen stopped all 30 Columbus Blue Jacket shots and the Oilers Leon Draisaitl got a goal and two assists for the 4-0 win.

#4 Brad Marchand got the Boston Bruins only goal and B’s goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped all 20 New Jersey shots in the Bruins 1-0 shutout of the Devils.

#5 The Toronto Maple Leafs had an offensive extravaganza from John Taveres and Mitch Marner who scored a goal each and had two assists in the Leafs 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabers. It was Toronto’s fourth win in five games.

Matt does the NHL podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com