Sharks, Reimer Shut Out Flyers 3-0; Sharks go 2-2 on road trip

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Travis Konecny (11) tries to put the puck on net only to get stopped by San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer (right) in the second period at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sun Oct 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Matthew Harrington

The San Jose Sharks (2-6-0) wrapped up the East Coast road trip going a respectable 2-2 after beating the Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-0) 3-0 Sunday night from the Wells Fargo Center. The Sharks reversed a recent trend of poor second periods, scoring twice on Erik Karlsson and Steven Lorentz strikes while adding the empty netter. James Reimer made 30 saves for the shutout.

Karlsson opened the scoring 9:34 into the second period after beating goalie Felix Sandstrom with a slap shot for his team-leading third goal of the year. Tomas Hertl assisted on the goal and Alexander Barabanov picked up his first point of the year with a secondary assist.

Steven Lorentz picked up his first goal in Teal after joining the team in the Brent Burns trade with Carolina in the offseason. Jaycob Megna flipped what appeared to be a harmless shot on Sandstrom, but Lorentz buzzed the net to tip the puck in for a 2-0 lead with 1:31 left in the second period. Nico Sturm added an empty netter to match Karlsson for the team lead I’m goals.

The Sharks return home for a tough stretch, facing the rival Golden Knights Tuesday, the Maple Leafs Thursday and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

Sharks Split SquadTunes Up Vegas 7-3

San Jose Sharks defenceman Matt Benning (5) and right winger Timo Meier (28) celebrate after a goal at the T Mobile Center in Las Vegas against the Vegas Golden Knights on Fri Sep 30, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Matt Harrington

A split-squad contingent of the San Jose Sharks topped the Vegas Golden Knights 7-3 at T-Mobile Arena Friday night in Las Vegas. Danil Gushchin had a hat trick and Erik Karlsson, Matt Benning, Jonah Gadjovich and Luke Kunin also scored.

James Reimer made 27 saves and Timo Meier dished out four assists. Karlsson scored his first of the preseason 6:26 into the game with Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier picking up the assists. Vegas Answered back with 1:30 left in the frame on Jack Eichel’s second goal of the preseason.

Gushchin scored his first of the game and second of the preseason on the power play 5:35 into the second period. Benning and Gadjovich also scored for three unanswered goals until Reilly Smith’s power play goal with 6:26 pulled Vegas within two at 4-2.

Gushchin restored a three-goal lead just over two minutes later.Eichel’s second goal of the game 51 seconds into the third made it 5-3 but Gushchin’s third goal and a Luke Kunin power play goal with 8:12 left completed the scoring. San Jose’s power play converted on both chances.

Up next for the Sharks is an exhibition against German Leauge side Eisbären Berlin October 4th in Berlin then the season opener Friday against Nashville in Prague.

That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: MLB will not charge A’s with relocation fee if they move to Vegas; A’s back in loss column after losing lead to Yanks

An overview of the Resort Corridor located by the Stratosphere and the Mirage Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is a location that the A’s and the city of Las Vegas are interested in building a new ballpark. (file photo Las Vegas Review Journal)

On That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast:

#1 MLB is leaning towards Las Vegas make no mistake about it and didn’t hide the fact announcing Monday that the Oakland A’s will not be charge a relocation fee if they end up moving to Las Vegas.

#2 When the hockey Golden Knights moved to Vegas they were charged a $500 million relocation fee and the football Raiders were charged $378 million for a relocation fee. When asked why MLB will not charge the relocation fee to the A’s MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred refused to make a comment.

#3 The A’s are averaging 8,358 fans per game at the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s are 30th the bottom in MLB attendance behind the 29th place Miami Marlins. MLB by waiving the relocation fee makes the appearance that they want to make the path to Las Vegas as easy as possible for the A’s.

#4 The Resort Corridor is a area that the A’s and Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft were pleased with MLB’s waiving of the relocation fee and the location is not far off the strip close to the Mirage Hotel.

#5 With all this under consideration if the Bay Commission passes the Port usage for the A’s the A’s need to get past the two environmental lawsuits from Southern Pacific and Amtrak. Then the next hurdle the affordable housing between the A’s and the City of Oakland.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead Spanish play by play on Le Grande 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at

Sharks Preseason: Sharks Shut Out Golden Knights 4-0

The Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks faced off for the final pre season game Sat Oct 9, 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose (photo from

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE– The San Jose Sharks (3-2) defeated the Vegas Golden Knights (3-4) by a score of 4-0. In their final pre-season game, the Sharks got goals from Jonathan Dahlen, Keving Labanc, Willim Eklund and Brent Burns. Adin Hill made 25 saves for the shut-out win. Robin Lehner made 30 saves for the Golden Knights.

Timo Meier sent the puck across the crease to where Jonathan Dahlen was lurking to tap the puck in behind the goalie. Assists went to Meier and Erik Karlsson.

Kevin Labanc made it 2-0 with a power play goal at 6:37. Labanc found the puck as it emerged from traffic in front of the net. He sent it back down the slot and past Robin Lehner on the glove side. Assists went to Jasper Weatherby and Tomas Hertl.

The teams were tied on the shot clock, 6-6, at the end of the first. Each team had a power play chance. The Sharks penalty kill gave up two shots and their power play needed just the one to score. The Sharks won 75% of the first period face-offs.

William Eklund made it 3-0 at 3:32 of the second. He carried the puck through the neutral zone and passed to Balcers, low in the slot. Balcers passed it right back and Eklund took the shot. Assists went to Balcers and Karlsson.

The Sharks out-shot the Golden Knights in the second, 16-9. The Sharks had the only second period power play. They got five shots in that one. The Golden Knights improved in the face-off circle, so the Sharks won only 56% of those.

Brent Burns made it 4-0 with a shot from the blue line at 9:36 of the third. The puck zipped through traffic and Lehner did not see it coming. Assists went to Kevin Labanc and Matt Nieto.

The teams each had a power play in the third period. Neither penalty kill gave up a shot. The shot count was very close in the third, 12-10 Sharks. The Golden Knights won 60% of the face-offs.

The Sharks will play their season opener at home on Saturday the 17th at 7:00 PM PT against the Winnipeg Jets.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks-Knights get after game 2 Wednesday night in Vegas

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc Andre Fluery stops San Jose Sharks Evander Kane’s shot on Mon Mar 15, 2021 at the T Mobile Center in Las Vegas in game 1 of the two game series (photo from Bay Area News Group)

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The Sharks lose in Vegas by a close margin 2-1 both goaltenders for San Jose Devon Dubnyk and the Vegas Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury were on their A games on Monday night at the T Mobile Center.

#2  Fluery faced 24 shots allowed a goal and had a .958 % save average against the Sharks on Monday night.

#3 Dubnyk faced 36 shots and allowed two goals for a .944 save average. Despite the loss D ubnyk continues to have the hot hand for goalie at San Jose.

#4 Mary Lisa it all came down to the third period as the Sharks Timo Meier scored the team’s only goal. The Sharks couldn’t force overtime in the one goal loss in game 1.

#5 Same clubs for Wednesday night at the T Mobile Center in Vegas both teams played even hockey on Monday night do you see game 2 being pretty much a close match up as well?

Mary Lisa does the Sharks podcasts each Tuesday at

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Matt Harrington: Sharks try and bounce back from OT loss face Knights in game 2 tonight at SAP

The Vegas Knights right winger Reilly Smith (19) gets a stick side goal against the San Jose Sharks. Sharks Center Logan Couture (39) tries to stick block the puck and goalie Devan Dubnyk (1) was away from the shot on Fri Mar 5, 2021 at SAP Center San Jose(AP News photo)

On the SJ Sharks podcast with Matt:

#1 The Sharks (8-10-3) took a tough loss on home ice Friday night against the Vegas Golden Knights (15-4-1) 5-4 at SAP Center last night that ended in a shootout.

#2 The Golden Knights set the tone opening up the first period with two goals and the Sharks with a 2-0 deficit to start the game.

#3 In the second period the Sharks were able to get some daylight scoring two goals to the Knights one and came away just one goal behind at the intermission 3-2.

#4 The Sharks in the overtime loss used two goaltenders Devan Dubnyk started the game facing 19 shots and allowing two goals and Marty Jones didn’t fair much better allowing three goals facing a total of eight shots.

#5 The Sharks face this difficult Knights team tonight once again. The Knights have lost only four times in 20 games. The Sharks need to take advantage of their home ice to fight there way back against a very aggressive Knights offense.

Join Matt for the Sharks podcasts each Saturday at

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Jones and Sharks defense let down big in 6-2 loss to Minnesota

The San Jose Sharks Marc Eduard Vlasic defenceman (44) on defense against the Minnesota Wild’s center Mike Bonino (13) on Mon Feb 22, 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose (AP News photo)

Mary Lisa on the SJ Sharks podcast:

#1 How much do you fault the Sharks (7-7-2) defense or goaltender Martin Jones for allowing the amount of goals against in the Minnesota Wild’s (8-6-0) 6-2 win at SAP Center last night.

#2 The Wild didn’t have too much trouble figuring out Jones with two goals in the first period and three in the second.

#3 On the Sharks offensive side of things a struggle the Wild keep them screened and frustrated the Sharks could only score one goal in each of the first and second periods from Logan Couture and Brent Burns and that was all for the evening.

#4 The Wild goaltender Kappo Kahkonen stopped saw 33 shots and stopped 31 Kahkonen performed nice work between the pipes with defense that helped in the four goal win for the Wild.

#5 The Sharks welcome the Vegas Golden Knights (11-4-1) on Thursday night the Knights have lost two of their last three before that they had three games postponed. The Sharks have been playing around .500 hockey winning five of their last nine games.  Mary Lisa how do you see this game on Thursday.

Join Mary Lisa each Tuesday morning for the San Jose Sharks podcasts at

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NHL Podcast with Joe Lami: Will Sharks 3 goal win turn the corner?; Knights clobber Panthers 7-2; plus more

photo from San Jose Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Edmonton Oilers’ Josh Archibald (15) race for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.

NHL podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 The San Jose Sharks looks like they’ve turn a corner with a win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night 6-3 and two goals scored by Timo Meier

#2 The Vegas Golden Knights Mark Stone found the back of the net twice, Stone also helped out on the big offensive night for the Knights with three assists in Vegas’ win over the Florida Panthers 7-2

#3 The Carolina Hurricane’s Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho both scored a goal each in the Canes win over the Arizona Coyotes in a two goal victory 5-3

#4 The New York Islanders Kieffer Bellows scored two goals in a night to remember for Bellows his first two goals of his NHL career that lent a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings

#5 The Nashville Predators got a one goal win over the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Thursday night as the Preds Mikael Granlund scored a goal and picked up an assist

Joe Lami does the NHL podcast each Friday at

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks to give it another go with back to back nights; Kings and Flyers on Fri & Sat photo: The San Jose Sharks Erik Karlsson (65) slides towards the Vegas Knights Reilly Smith (19) in a battle for the puck at SAP Center last Saturday Dec 22

#1 The Sharks have now lost nine of their last ten games and play back to back games at SAP Center starting Friday and Saturday nights against the Kings and Flyers it’s been a load for new head coach Bob Boughner.

#2 The Sharks lost last weekend on Friday and Saturday back to back Friday to the Blues 5-2 and Saturday to the Knights 3-1 it was a challenge trying to turn it around.

#3 Talking about the Sharks last loss to Vegas the Sharks had the fewest goals with 19 of any NHL team in December it’s a distinction that the Sharks don’t want.

#4 Sharks captain Logan Couture said the Sharks are finding new ways to lose games before there were the shootouts and overtime but now they’re losing in the last ten minutes of games.

#5 The Los Angeles Kings and Sharks face off at 7:30p Friday night how the Sharks no doubt have a lot of work cut out for them Len sets this one up for us.

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Flyers’ Lindblom has cancer at age 23; Knights’ Pacioretty banks winning OT goal; plus more

photo from Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The shocking diagnosis of 23 year old left winger Philadelphia Flyer Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma a rare cancer that grows in soft tissue and on the bones. Lindblom will be out for the rest of the season and will undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

#2 The Vegas Golden Knights’ Max Pacioretty scored a backhanded goal with 51 seconds in overtime to get the Knights an overtime victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night in Dallas.

#3 The Colorado Avalanche got a two-goal victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday 3-1, Nathan McKinnon scored a goal and picked up an assist to get his 50th point of the season.

#4 The Boston Bruins will try and snap their five-game losing streak tonight at the BB&T Center in Sunrise tonight against the Florida Panthers. You don’t see the Bruins hit a five-game slump too often.

#5 The Vancouver Canucks are headed to SAP Center. They’re one team in the Pacific Division that would like to take advantage of the San Jose Sharks current six-game winless streak. Matt tells us how he sees this game.

Matt does the NHL podcast each Saturday at