San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Red-hot Sharks doing it all in the home stretch

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On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks (43-19-8) got their sixth straight win with a win over the Winnipeg Jets, and at this juncture, they look like no one’s going to stop them now.

#2 It seems like Gustav Nyquist, Marcus Sorenson, Joe Pavelski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic are a wrecking crew who scored goals Tuesday night.

#3 After getting back-to-back wins on this road trip in tough places to play Minnesota and Winnipeg, the Sharks now look to open a three-game homestand against Florida, Nashville, and Vegas.

#4 Martin Jones saved 24 shots in getting in front of the puck for the shutout on Monday night, and on Tuesday night, Jones stopped 21 of 25 shots for the win.

#5 The Sharks host the Florida Panthers (30-27-12) Thursday night. On defense, both clubs are very close in goals per game, goals against per game, and saves.

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NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Bruins get a one-goal win over Panthers; Pens shutout CBJ’s 3-0; Hawks shutout Sabres 3-0; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Boston Bruins just got by the Florida Panthers 4-3. Patrice Bergeron scored twice including the gamer for the Bruins.

#2 The Pittsburgh Penguins got a 3-0 shutout over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Pens’ Sidney Crosby scored a goal and Pens goaltender Matt Murray stopped all 25 shots.

#3 Chicago Blackhawks get a big win Thursday night in overtime 5-4 over the Buffalo Sabres. The Hawks’ Artem Anisimov scored twice and goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 35 of 39 shots.

#4 The New York Islanders’ Valtteri Filppula scored twice 4-2 as the Islanders defeated the Ottawa Senators.

#5 The Detroit Red Wings top the New York Rangers and that ended a eight-game loss streak for the Red Wings. Red Wings won in a shootout 3-2.

NHL podcasts with Joe Lami are heard each Friday at

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Sharks get back on track with another win; Canes just get by Buffalo; Panthers’ Matheson gets fifth goal; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The San Jose Sharks (32-16-11) have found their swing to the back of the nets with a great 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames (34-15-1). Sharks goals by Tomas Hertl (23 & 24), Evander Kane (22 & 23), and Brett Burns (11).

#2 The Carolina Hurricanes (27-21-6) got a narrow win over the Buffalo Sabres. The Hurricanes got three goals in the third period to hang on.

#3 The Florida Panthers got by the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. The Panthers got an OT goal by Mike Matheson for his fifth game and fifth goal of the year.

#4 The New York Islanders (31-16-6) got goals in the first period and in OT to beat the New Jersey Devils (20-25-8).

#5 The LA Kings got a one-goal win, scoring goals in each of the first and second periods, respectively. For the Kings, Austin (5) and Adrian Kempe (9) in the 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Lightning and Isles go 0-0 in regulation; Caps snap 7-game skid; Canes’ Martinook scores gamer photo: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Victor Hedman scores on New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and the New York Islanders Thomas Greiss were top stars as both teams played to a 0-0 regulation battle and forced a shootout when Victor Hedman scored the game winner for Tampa Bay.

#2 The Washington Capitals tipped the Calgary Flames 4-3 Evgeny Kuznetsov got the go ahead goal with 57 seconds left and the Caps snapped their seven game losing streak.

#3 Carolina rolled over the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2. Jordan Martinook got the go ahead goal for the Hurricanes. It was Martinook’s first go ahead goal since signing an extension with the Canes.

#4 Viktor Arvidsson scored twice for the Nashville Predators and the Preds scored all of their four goals in the third period to top the Florida Panthers 4-1.

#5 The Pittsburgh Penguins Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel each had two goals in their victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night 5-3. The Penguins Teddy Blueger pick up his first NHL goal and the Pens goaltender Casey DeSmith saved 37 shots.

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NHL All-Star Game podcast with Matt Harrington: Taking a look at the NHL All-Stars for today’s contest at SAP Center file photo: Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins celebrates with Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs after a play during the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on January 28, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.

On the NHL All-Star Game podcast with Matt:

#1 There are some great All-Stars at Saturday’s event in San Jose and Matt goes down the list talking about some of the players here. Starting with Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres), Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning), and Austin Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs).

#2 David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins), Steve Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning), and John Taveres (Toronto Maple Leafs).

#3 Jeff Skinner (Buffalo Sabres), Thomas Chabot (Ottawa Senators), and Keith Yandle (Florida Panthers).

#4 Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings), Andrei Vasilevskily (Tampa Bay Lightning), and Sebastian Aho (Carolina Hurricanes).

#5 Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks), and Erik Karlsson (San Jose Sharks).

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Panthers score two power-play goals in nine seconds, blowout Sharks 6-2

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By Pearl Allison Lo

The San Jose Sharks lost for the third time in a row as the Florida Panthers scored six against them as well, in a 6-2 win at BB&T Center Monday.

The Sharks have given up multiple goals on special teams during their skid, this time scoring their fewest on net since December 22.

San Jose also used two goalies for the first time in the stretch. Aaron Dell was brought in for relief of Martin Jones after Frank Vatrano made it 5-2 at 7:22.

Meanwhile, Florida goes into their All-Star break on a three-game upswing.

The Panthers tallied in all three periods, breaking the game open with three goals in the third. San Jose’s Evander Kane commented, “I don’t think we did a good enough job of thinking shot first…nothing was really clean…”

Teammate Joe Pavelski added, “That was the difference, their power play…it just kind of snowballed.” San Jose gave up three to the Florida advantage.

Six different Panthers scored. The top line of Vatrano (three), Aleksander Barkov (three) and Evgenii Dadonov (two) went heavy on the assists.

Timo Meier and Logan Couture provided the main offense for the Sharks. Meier’s goal broke a 17-game goalless drought. Kane replied, “Good for him to go to the dirty areas to get out of that slump.”

Aaron Ekblad scored at 17:21 of the first to put Florida on the board.

Couture tied it up at 4:21 of the second.

San Jose’s lead lasted less than two minutes, as Mike Matheson made it 2-1 at 6:07.

Meier then re-tied the game at 13:20.

The Sharks outshot the Panthers 14-7 in the second, but were outshot 17-8 in the third.

Kane took his second penalty of the night 1:56 into the second, resulting in an extremely costly double minor.

Keith Yandle continued the back-and-forth scoring with the last lead of the game at 2:27.

It was all Florida after that, as Vincent Trocheck scored just nine seconds later. Trocheck continued his successful return from a broken ankle with his second goal in two games and fourth point in the three games since he has been back.

Tension flared as the Panthers’ Josh Brown and San Jose’s Brenden Dillon engaged in a fight at 15:02 and Kane received a game misconduct and roughing minor at 19:14.

The Panthers did not stop, as they scored their final goal, at 19:22, also on the power play.

Pavelski noted, “Nothing’s easy, but we got to stick together and to find ways to get the job done…we got a job to do.”   

Up Next: The Sharks will have to push through the final game of a back-to-back versus the Washington Capitals Tuesday at 4 pm, before they host the All-Star game on Saturday.

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Wild get defense and four goals to beat Leafs; B’s bomb tough Flames; Sabres keep pouring it on 4-3 over Panthers; plus more

msn photo: Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) looks on as Minnesota Wild players celebrate a goal by Zach Parise (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Toronto.

On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Minnesota Wild (19-17-3) got goals from Charlie Coyle, Mikko Koivu, Jerod Spurgeon, Zach Parise in a Wild 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-12-2).

#2 The Boston Bruins (25-14-4) beat Calgary (25-13-4) 6-4. Bruins goals; John Moore (2), Jake Bebrusk (12), Brad Marchand (14 & 15), and David Pastrnak (25)

#3 The Buffalo Sabers (22-13-6) got by the Florida Panthers (17-16-6) 4-3, Panther goals, Jeff Skinner (27) and (28), Tage Thompson (5), Sam Reinhart (9)

#4 The Carolina Hurricanes (17-17-5) got by the Philadelphia Flyers (15-20-5) 5-3, Hurricane goals Dougie Hamilton ((4), Justin Williams (8), Teuvo Teravinen(9) and (10), and Warren Foegele (5)

#5 The New York Islanders (22-13-4) got by the Chicago Blackhawks (15-21-7) 3-2 in overtime. The Hawks have now lost two in a row. The Isles got goals from Matthew Barzal (11 & 12) and Devon Towes (1).

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Oilers try to end loss streak today; Tavares gets two goals to pace Leafs; Habs get 5-3 win over Panthers; plus more photo: Toronto Maple Leafs’ Trevor Moore, left, carries the puck up ice as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Boone Jenner defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The San Jose Sharks open a three-game road trip against the Edmonton Oilers starting today. The Oilers have lost four straight and the Sharks have lost four of their last five games. Matt sets up this game for us.

#2 The Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares helped get the Leafs a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. It was Tavares who was the difference maker, scoring two goals to get the Leafs over the hump.

#3 The Montreal Canadiens turned it up a notch with two goals from Tomas Tatar, Tatar’s second goal was the go-ahead goal in the Habs’ 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

#4 The New York Islanders’ Mathew Barzal had a big night in the Isles’ 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. Barzal scored twice and had an assist as the Islanders get a win on home ice at Barclays Center.

#5 The NHL has selected some of the All-Star players. Matt tells us who he likes as the game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 26th in San Jose

Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday at

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Bruins, despite injuries, win 5-2 over Preds; CBJs get a 4-3 OT win against Philly; Habs-Knights games turning into a rivalry; plus more

@NHLBruins: The Boston Bruins had plenty to celebrate as Patrice Bergeron (37) scored twice once in the first and another in the third period to help the B’s get a two goal 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Boston Bruins (20-12-4) took care of business with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators (22-13-2), First period goal from the Bruins Patrice Bergeron (10) and a third period goal–number 11 for the season.

#2 Columbus Blue Jackets (20-12-3) got a 4-3 win past the Philadelphia Flyers (14-16-4) Zach Werenski gets his sixth goal and Cam Atkinson gets his 21st and 22nd in the one-goal win for the CBJs.

#3 Florida Panthers (14-14-6) get a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings (15-17-5). The Panthers got a first period goal from Mike Hoffman (16) at 3:09 and Evgenii Dadonov (17) at 17:21.

#4 The Montreal Canadiens (19-13-5) got a 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights (20-15-3). For the Habs’ Phillip Danault got goals three, four and five for a hat trick.

#5  The last place Los Angeles Kings (13-20-2) picked up an overtime win over the San Jose Sharks (19-12-6). For the Sharks, it was their second straight loss after winning five straight. The Kings’ IIya Kovalchuk scored his seventh goal for the overtime winner.

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Ducks get an OT gift from Getzlaf; Backstrom’s hat trick helps pace Caps; Barkov gets OT goal as Panthers slip by Sabres 3-2; plus more

photo from Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook (48) has his shot blocked by Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Anaheim Ducks on Friday night got a key win over the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime when the Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf got a breakaway goal that rang the post to give the Ducks a 3-2 win over the Canes. Getzlaf’s goal came at 1:15 in the overtime.

#2 Nicklas Backstrom hadn’t had a hat trick since 2014, but got one for the history books on Friday night for the Washington Capitals as this team is hot with seven straight wins as they picked up a three-goal win over New Jersey.

#3 The Florida Panthers’ Alexsander Barkov at 2:26 in overtime got the game-winner as the Panthers edged the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Buffalo lost it’s second game in two nights.

#4 There was no stopping the Calgary Flames as Mikael Backlund got two goals and assist to put away the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night 4-1.

#5 The St. Louis Blues in overtime got a goal from Colton Parayko to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2. The last place Blues improved their record to 9-12-3 while the Avs dropped their record to 15-6-5 Avs are in second in the Central. The Avs snapped their six-game win streak with the loss to the Blues.

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