NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Sharks win! Stop the presses, it’s now a 3-game win streak; Tampa Bay takes 2-game set in Stockholm past Buffalo

sfgate.com photo: San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier, left, scores against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The Sharks won 2-1.

1 Big shootout win for Sharks over Nashville

2 Sharks’ Evander Kane sued by Vegas casino over gambling IOU’s

3 Lightning beat Sabres in first of two games in Sweden for the NHL Global games

4 Sidney Crosby donates car won at NHL All-Star Game to US veteran

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

Sharks Beat Predators 2-1 in Shoot-out

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By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1 in a shootout at SAP Center Saturday. Timo Meier scored to win in the seventh round of the shootout, and Tomas Hertl scored during regulation for the Sharks. Filip Forsberg scored for Nashville. Martin Jones made 24 saves for the win, and Juuse Saros made 31 saves for the Predators.

After the game, Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson said: “This is a good start. I think this was the first game where we felt right from the start no matter what the score was we felt like we were playing our game and we weren’t too worried about what they were doing. We were focused on the things that we needed to do well and I think we did that.”

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said: “I think 60 minute effort for sure. You know, I thought we handled the adversity of not scoring first even though we were playing well better than we have in the past. Stuck with it, and yeah I think it was our best 60-minute effort.”

Coming into Saturday’s game, Nashville had won 2 of their last 5, with their last game being a 9-4 loss in Colorado. The Sharks had also won 2 of their last five, and had just come off a high-scoring game that they prevailed in 6-5. Tightening defense was clearly a goal for both teams, so it should be no surprise that the game was scoreless through the first period and much of the second. In shots, the teams stayed within three or four, each leading for one period they each had two power plays and no power play goals. The Sharks had the lead in blocked shots and the Predators were doing better in the face-off circle.

Filip Forsberg broke the deadlock at 14:44 of the second. He scored his eighth goal of the season carrying the puck in from the blue line while fending off Erik Karlsson on his right. Despite Karlsson getting a stick in his way, Forsberg put the puck up and over Jones on the short side. Dante Fabbro got the assist for his pass from the Predators’ blue line.

With a little over a minute left in the second period, Dante Fabbro took an Evander Kane shot in the face and had to leave the game. He returned during the third period wearing a face cage.

Tomas Hertl tied it at 5:22 of the third period. He had a shot knocked off his stick during the zone entry but the Sharks retained control of the puck and eventually Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s point shot got to the net and Hertl was there to knock it in. Assists went to Vlasic and Erik Karlsson.

The score remained unchanged through the rest of the period and overtime, including an overtime power play for Nashville.

Before Timo Meier scored to win the shootout for the Sharks, Saros stopped shots from Kevin Labanc, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Erik Karlsson, Evander Kane and Brent Burns.

Martin Jones stopped Matt Duchene, Ryan Ellis, Filip Forsberg, Kyle Turris, Ryan Johansen, Nick Bonino and Rocco Grimaldi.

The Sharks next play on Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers in San Jose at 7:30 PM PT.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Wild night as Sharks just capture their first multi game win this season

Photo credit sfgate.com: A fight breaks out between the San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The Sharks just hung on Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild to get their second straight win in a row, their first multi win this season.

#2 After two periods of play, the Sharks had a 6-2 lead, but almost let it slip away with three goals in the third period. While they won the game, did they lose focus in the third period to have the Wild cut the lead to one goal?

#3 Talk about the toe save by Sharks goalie Marty Jones on the Wild’s Zach Parise that would have put the game into overtime.

#4 Jones threw a shutout in the first two periods until that third and ended up saving 21 out 26.

#5 The Sharks host the Nashville Predators this Saturday. With the Sharks winning their last two games at home, how much of a difference has it been for San Jose since returning home from that long road trip?

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

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

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks remain winless, can’t score on Predators in third period

sfgate.com photo: The Sharks tied their worst start to a season in franchise history, equaling their opening rut in the 1993-94 season, the club is now 0-4.

On the SJ Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro:

#1 Another tough loss for the Sharks as they remain winless at 0-4. The losses are mounting and the offseason departures of Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi, Justin Braun, and Gustav Nyquist — all of whom are severely missed.

#2 The Sharks and Nashville Predators on Tuesday night played a mostly tight game with the Preds ahead 2-1 going into the third period. It was the third period when the Predators broke it open with three goals in the third period to end any chance for a San Jose comeback.

#3 Let’s talk about the dressing room — the morale of the team they opened up the season on the road in Vegas and lost, lost to Vegas in San Jose last Friday night and then lost two games on this current three-game road trip. Talking with the players at the morning skate and after games, the morale has to be pretty low right now.

#4 The second period of the game in Nashville, the Sharks were able to kill off two out of three penalties and outshoot the Predators 18-7, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.

#5 The Sharks head to Chicago to face the Blackhawks. The Hawks have suffered of late winning only two of their last seven games. This might be the Sharks’ best chance to get in the win column for their first win of the year.

Listen for Len every Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sharks Fall to Predators 5-2 in Nashville

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By Mary Walsh

The San Jose Sharks lost 5-2 to the Nashville Predators Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville goals came from Roman Josi (2), Kyle Turris, Filip Forsberg and Dante Fabbro. Pekka Rinne made 33 saves for the win. Evander Kane and Brent Burns scored for San Jose, while Martin Jones made 20 saves in the loss. The Sharks are still looking for a win this season after four losses.

The only first period goal went to Nashville, at 6:16. Roman Josi scored after making a neutral zone pass to Colton Sissons, who carried the puck into the zone and then passed it back and into the slot. Josi was there to put it away. Assists went to Sissons and Ryan Ellis.

There was just one power play in the first period, a penalty to the Sharks’ Evander Kane for interference. The Predators outshot the Sharks 9-7 in the first.

In the second period, Josi scored again on a mid-period power play. Brenden Dillon was in the box for slashing Filip Forsberg at 9:40. A pass from the corner found Forsberg wide open in the faceoff circle, but his shot went off the post and bounced into the blue paint, where Marc-Edouard Vlasic swept it away, into the slot. Josi was there to shoot it back in for the goal.

The Sharks got their own power play goal at 15:12. Matt Duchene was called for interference on Kevin Labanc. A quick play off the faceoff moved the puck to Burns at the point. He moved along the blue line as if to pass ahead, then moved the puck back to Logan Couture, who took a shot from the point. Evander Kane tipped it in for his first of the year. Assists went to Couture and Burns.

The Sharks killed two of three penalties in the second period, and Nashville did the same. The Sharks outshot the Predators 18-7 in the period.

The Sharks started the third period with some good chances, but it was Nashville who scored at 2:51. A neutral zone breakdown allowed Kyle Turris and Calle Jarnkrok to go in two on one. Turris took the shot to give Nashvillea 3-1 lead. Rocco Grimaldi got the assist.

Nashville made it 4-1 at 7:24. Matt Duchene followed the puck down the slot and made a quick backhand pass across to Forsberg on the wing. Forsberg took the shot and beat Jones on the stick side as he came across. Assists went to Duchene and Mikael Granlund.

Brent Burns got one back for the Sharks at 15:37. The Sharks drew all of the Nashville defense off to one side with their forecheck. The puck slipped out across the ice, where Burns picked it up and shot it in with a hard wrist shot. Assists went to Lean Bergmann and Dylan Gambrell.

Dante Fabbro made it 5-2 with a shot all the way down the ice, in an empty net at 18:19. An assist went to Ryan Johansen.

The Sharks outshot the Predators 10-9 in the third, 35-25 in the game.

The Sharks next play against the Blackhawks in Chicago on Thursday at 5:30 PM PT.

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 podcast with Joe Lami: Sharks postpone elimination, defeat Knights 5-2; Leafs-Bruins turning into traditional old-school battle; plus more

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On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 Joe, coming out of a 5-0 shutout in Game 4, did you have any inkling that the San Jose Sharks would wake up battle back and get a three-goal win over the mighty Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 the way they did on Thursday night?

#2 The series between one of the most exciting two teams in the NHL Stanley Cup from the Original Six, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. The series at 3-2 with Toronto in front and game six moves to Toronto.

#3 The Colorado Avalanche advanced to the next round. The Calgary Flames who came in with their backs to the wall 3-1 in the series just couldn’t hold off the Avalanche and were eliminated on Friday night

#4 Series is tied between the Stars and Predators 2-2. The Stars have Tyler Seguin, who led the team with goals and the Preds leading scorer with Viktor Arvidsson, during the regular season. How do things shape up for Game 5 for Saturday night?

#5 The St. Louis Blues lead the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 going into Game 6 on Saturday night. The Jets’ Mark Scheifele has been leading on offense and paving the way for the Jets to stay alive in this one and for the Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, who has led the Blues in scoring, did some damage in the first round.

Joe Lami does the NHL podcast each Friday 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