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

photo from sfgate.com: 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 http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks to give it another go with back to back nights; Kings and Flyers on Fri & Sat

sfgate.com 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.

Join Len Shapiro each Wednesday for the Sharks podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

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

photo from cnn.com: 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 http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: CBJs Nyquist scores hat trick in win over Pens; Knights get game winner from Tuch beat Yotes; plus more

photo from fresnobee.com: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist, left, of Sweden, celebrates his third goal of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammate forward Nick Foligno during the third period in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 Gustav Nyquist scored a hat trick and Nick Foligno scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2

#2 Vegas Golden Knights edged out the visiting Arizona Coyotes 2-1 as Alex Tuch scored a regulation goal and later scored a shootout goal for the win.

#3 The Washington Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov scored the game winning at 3:03 in the overtime stanza that defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night

#4 David Krejci got a game winner for the Boston Bruins scoring an overtime goal at 1:40 and David Pastrnak scored his 24 goal of the season the league leading goal scorer in the NHL as the B’s beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Saturday night.

#5 The San Jose Sharks have won 9 of their last 11 and have been a house on fire on Saturday they defeated the Los Angeles Kings behind a key goal from rookie Noah Gregor his first goal with San Jose and defensive goaltending by Martin Jones who stopped 33 shots.

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

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Will four former Sharks be missed from this year’s team?

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On the Sharks podcast with Mary:

#1 With former San Jose Sharks Gustav Nyquist, Justin Braun, Joe Pavelski, and Joonas Donskoi no longer with the team, has their absence been a pretty obvious issue with their rough preseason and opening game in Vegas and Friday night at SAP or is it an adjustment with this season’s roster?

#2 The Sharks played the Vegas Golden Knights three times, two in preseason and once in regular season. Was their play in the opener reflective of who this team is? It’s early, but are they trying to fill holes or are they trying to find their chemistry?

#3 The Sharks lost to the Knights by three goals. The Knights came out in the first period scoring twice and once in each of the second and third periods. The Knights looked like the dominant team on Thursday night. Sharks lost by four on Friday night and starter Marty Jones was pulled in the third period for goalie Aaron Dell.

#4 Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said that the Knights are a fast starting team and the goal is not to get behind early and the Knight are noted for their potent offense. The Knights virtually could have shutout the Sharks on Friday night but got a four goal win 5-1 at SAP Center on San Jose ice.

#5 One thing the Knights haven’t forgotten is how they lost a 3-0 lead in Game 7 of last year’s playoffs and lost the first round of the playoffs.

Mary Lisa does the Sharks podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast with Barbara Mason: A’s waterfront ballpark no longer just a dream

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Barbara Mason filling in for Amaury Pi-Gonzalez on That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast:

#1 How important is it for the Oakland A’s to have received Legislative approval on two bills SB293 and AB1191 to build at Jack London Square’s Howard Terminal?

#2 The park will be privately financed, which will have affordable housing, commercial properties and retail. This is a moment that A’s president David Kaval and the A’s have longed for.

#3 The A’s will be the only remaining team left in Oakland after the Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders move. Everything after last week’s legislative meetings regarding the A’s new ballpark had fallen in place, and after the meetings, it looks much better than before for the A’s to start their move to Howard Terminal.

#4 How much would you agree that it’s almost like four on one when the Houston Rockets play the Golden State Warriors particularly during the postseason? It’s the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green vs. the Rockets’ James Harden.

#5 The San Jose Sharks are in a 1-1 series tie with the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks opened the series with a 5-2 win and dropped game two 4-3. In all, the Sharks have battled in each of the games and did it without their team captain Joe Pavelski, whose recovery from being knocked out in round one, Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Barbara Mason is filling in for Amaury Pi Gonzalez for That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Daniel Dullum: NHL apologizes for officiating blunder; Second round off to roaring start; plus more

azcentral.com photo: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski gets help from his teammates in Game 7 on Tuesday, April 23rd at SAP Center in San Jose after getting crossed-checked in the chest, not in the head as ruled by the officials by Cody Eakin of the Vegas Golden Knights. Eakin was called for a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a cross-check to the head. The NHL has since apologized for the mistaken call.

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 Golden Knights GM says NHL apologized for officiating blunder in Game 7

2 Second round off to a roaring start — Blue Jackets and Bruins tied at 1-1, same for Blues and Stars, Hurricanes take game one from Islanders

3 Sharks up 1-0 over Avalanche

4 Name on the back now matters: NHL decides to start marketing its stars

Catch Daniel each Sunday for the NHL Playoff podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sharks Win 5-4 in Game 7 OT, Goodrow’s GWG Moves Sharks to Second Round

Photo credit: @SanJoseSharks

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE — The Sharks will advance to the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs after a 5-4 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday. The win represents comebacks from being down 3-1 in the series and being down 3-0 in the third period of Game 7. Sharks goals came from Logan Couture (2), Tomas Hertl, Kevin Labanc and Barclay Goodrow. Golden Knights goals came from William Karlsson, Max Pacioretty, Cody Eakin and Jonathan Marchessault. Martin Jones made 34 saves in the win, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 43 saves in the loss.

Do it for Joe x2?
Much has been made of the Sharks’ desire to succeed for the sake of Joe Thornton, whose career is in its sunset years. Then, halfway through the third period, there was an injury to their captain Joe Pavelski.

Like blood in the water, Pavelski’s blood on the ice galvanized the Sharks into a scoring frenzy in the third period. They were down 3-0 when their captain was helped off of the ice. They scored twice in the first minute of that 5 minute major, then twice more before the penalty expired. It was the first lead change in a game in this series. Logan Couture scored the first and the third, Tomas Hertl scored the second and Kevin Labanc scored the fourth. All of those goals in 4:01 of playing time.

That was all very surprising, bombarding the audience with stunning mix of emotions.

The Golden Knights scored first Tuesday, at 10:10. After an offensive zone face-off, Reilly Smith took a shot from the wall. The puck went off of Jonathan Marchessault, who was in front of Brenden Dillon, who was in front of Martin Jones. The puck veered to the right, where William Karlsson reached around to put the puck past all of the bodies and into the net. Assists went to Marchessault and Smith.

The Sharks had two scoreless power plays early in the first, one at 1:56 when Colin Miller went for hooking Kevin Labanc, and one at 4:15 when Brayden McNabb went for cross-checking Tomas Hertl. Tnd the Golden Knights had one at 12:36 when Erik Karlsson went for tripping Brandon Pirri. The Golden Knights had theirs cut short when Alex Tuch was called for interference on Justin Braun. That left the Sharks with some power play time after all that, but they couldn’t make much of it and spent too much time trying to get throught thethe neutral zone. In all, the Sharks power play generated six of their eleven first period shots. The Golden Knights got no shots on their partial power play but had four in the period.

The Sharks had good chances in the first minutes of the second, but hit the post at least twice. They earned a power play at 6:22, when Ryan Reaves tripped Martin Jones, who was outside of the net trying to retrieve the puck. San Jose had a few moments of good puck movement, but just one shot on goal.

Near the midpoint of the second, the Golden Knights outshot the Sharks 5-2. At the exact midpoint, Cody Eakin put the puck in the net for Las Vegas. The goal was reviewed for a high stick, and was upheld by the NHL. Assists went to Brayden McNabb and Shea Theodore.

The Sharks almost evened the shot count by the end of the second, but still had not scored. Their face-off percentage, which had been near 50% through the first, dropped to 40% in the second. Las Vegas definitely had the upper hand in the middle frame.

Max Pacioretty scored a third for Las Vegas at 3:36 of the third. After some good zone time for San Jose, and another post, Vegas pushed back and the Sharks were trying to clear the puck out. Mark Stone took the puck away from them and passed it across the slot to Pacioretty. Pacioretty was able to hold it for a beat and when he took the shot, there was no one between him and Jones. The puck went by Jones on the blocker side. An assist went to Stone.

At 9:13, Cody Eakin cross-checked Joe Pavelski right off of a face-off. As Pavelski stumbled backward, Paul Stasny skated into him from the side. Pavelski went backward over Stasny’s knee, and could not get his hands up to protect himself in time. He landed on the side of his head and bled onto the ice. After Pavelski was helped off the ice, Eakin was given a five-minute major. Then the Sharks started scoring. Their goals came from everywhere: both faceoff circles, a deflection in the slot, a shot from the slot.

The Golden Knights pulled their goaltender and at 19:13 they tied the game. Mark Stone moved the puck behind the net to Reilly Smith. Smith moved it quickly back above the blue paint, where Marchessault knocked it past Jones. Assists went to Smith and Stone.

The Sharks won 62% of the face-offs in the third period.

Both teams struggled with fatigue and what appeared to be bad ice in overtime. Passes missed the mark, any long-distance puck movement seemed to wobble. Both goaltenders were still alert and the period crept closer and closer to a fifth period.

Barclay Goodrow only had two shifts in the fourth period, but on his second, he ended the game. Erik Karlsson carried the puck over the blue line and Goodrow came across right behind him. Goodrow took the wide track close to the boards and Karlsson passed the puck ahead to him. Goodrow veered away from the boards and cut across in front the goal. Fleury could not stay in front of him and Goodrow slid the puck around the goaltender and into the net at 18:19.

The only roster change before Tuesday’s game was the replacement of Joonas Donskoi by Lucas Radil. Though Donskoi finished the game Sunday, he did take a big hit in overtime. He did not skate in the morning practice Tuesday, but there was no specific mention of injury. Joakim Ryan, who did not skate after the second period on Sunday, skated four shifts in the first and four shifts in the third, and then skated in overtime Tuesday.

After the game, there were no updates about Pavelski’s condition.

The second round against Colorado will start Friday in San Jose.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Daniel Dullum: Sharks-Knights draw down in Game 6; Av’s and CBJ’s upsets to advance; plus more

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On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Daniel:

1 Sharks stay alive; series shifts to Las Vegas for Game 6

2 First round upsets: Blue Jackets stun Lightning; Av’s oust Flames, Stars stun Preds in Nashville

3 Blues eliminate Jets in six; Caps rout Carolina, Islanders waiting for second round

4 Leafs try to close out Bruins

5 Todd McLellan finds work, hired by LA Kings; Yzerman heads home to take over Red Wings

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

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs/San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Elimination game for Sharks in must-win Game 6 Sunday

photo from mercurynews.com: San Jose Sharks Tomas Hertl celebrates one his two goals from Thursday night at SAP Center in San Jose in the Sharks 5-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in game five of the playoff series

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs/San Jose Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The Sharks had their backs to the wall on Thursday night, down three games to one, but they got a spark, they got some life, what point of the game did your realize this one will be a keep for the Sharks?

#2 Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer showed a lot of confidence in goaltender Marty Jones after pulling Jones twice during the series.

#3 Jones stopped 32 shots while allowing two goals. There was certainly a big change in the way Jones was defending between the pipes.

#4 The Sharks came out firing and the Vegas Golden Knights were frankly just overwhelmed.

#5 Sharks goals came from Tomas Hertl (2), Logan Couture, Barclay Goodrow, and Joe Pavelski.

#6 What’s to be expected in Game 6 Sunday night in Vegas?

Len has the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com