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

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Ovechkin hit on Drouin fires up Habs to score 4 times in 2nd period; Marchand scores twice for Bruins’ win over Leafs; plus more photo: The Montreal Canadiens respond to the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on teammate Jonathan Drouin and later scored four goals in the second period in Friday night’s game at the Belle Centre in Montreal.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 There’s one way to fire up the Montreal Canadiens. That’s to watch the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin try and take out the Habs’ Jonathan Drouin, who ended up seeing stars after an Ovechkin hit. The Canadiens regrouped, came out and scored four goals in the second period in their 5-2 win over the Caps.

#2 Brad Marchand scored twice in the third period as the visiting Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. The Bruins’ Charlie Coyle and Zdeno Chara also scored goals for Boston.

#3 New Jersey’s MacKenzie Blackwood was all the difference in goal as the Devils goaltender stopped 38 shots in New Jersey’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1. The Pens played without their offensive star Sidney Crosby.

#4 The Ottawa Senators’ Filip Chlapik got a second period goal and goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots for the Sens in their 2-1 trimming of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Senators were able to kill off four-minute power play late in the game.

#5 The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski got an overtime goal at 3:34 as the Blue Jackets picked up a win over the St. Louis Blues 3-2. Vladislav Gavrikov scored his first NHL goal for the Jackets.

Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday and is a San Jose Sharks beat writer for

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Canucks snap win streak at 5; Isles streak grows to 8; Flyers win in close game 4-3; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Vancouver Canucks, who face the San Jose Sharks tonight at SAP Center, had won five straight, but snapped their streak by a goal 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The Sharks, on the other hand, are a struggling bunch who have four straight, but are back on home ice. Matt tells us how he sees this matchup.

#2 Speaking of streaks, the New York Islanders topped the Tampa Bay Lightning for the Isles’ eighth straight win 5-3. The Isles got goals from Matthew Barzal (6), Ryan Pulock (2), Josh Baily (5), Anders Lee (5), Derrick Brassard (4).

#3 The Philadelphia Flyers got by the New Jersey Devils 4-3. The Flyers got scoring from Oskar Lindblom (7), Sean Couturier (3), Joel Farabee (11). Flyers won in a shootout.

#4 The Washington Caps won by a convincing five goals 6-1. The Caps scored four times in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres in a period that pretty much established the game. The Caps’ Jakub Vrana scored twice in the first period.

#5 The Carolina Hurricanes got four goals in the second period that pretty much put a lock on the Detroit Red Wings with a 7-3 win. In that second period, the Canes got goals from Sebastian Aho, who scored twice; Nino Niederreiter; and Martin Necas.

The NHL podcast is heard each Saturday with Matt Harrington at

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh & Len Shapiro: Sharks’ Jumbo Joe at 40, but wants to stay in San Jose, willing to re-up

photo by San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton stated that he would like to stay with the Sharks for at least one to five more years.

On the SJ Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Joe Thornton plans to resign with the Sharks for the 2019-20 season he’s almost 40 had some injuries in past season can you see him entering September and keeping up with the younger players?

#2 Thornton’s plans are to stay with San Jose and he hopes to keep this up for at least five more years if he could he stay healthy.

#3 Thornton has had knee injuries he tore his ALC and MLC in his left knee in 2017 and last season tore his MCL in his right knee in 2018. Thornton in confident he’s back and there are no issues going into next season.

#4 The Philadelphia Flyers will absorb the $3.8 million that former San Jose Shark defenseman Justin Braun had remaining on his contract. Braun was dealt for draft picks Mary talks about how Braun will fit into the Flyers system.

#5 The biggest move was on Tuesday when the Sharks signed Erik Karlsson for a $92 million eight year deal. Karlsson after the post season was expected to go shopping for a team most likely the Ottawa Senators his former team. The Sharks were determined to keep him and got him to the table for a long term deal.

Mary Lisa is a beat writer for the San Jose Sharks and podcasts on the Sharks during the Sharks season at

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Pens blank Sabres 5-0; Isles best Habs 2-1; plus much more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Phil Kessel scored his 24th goal of the season. Brian DuMoulin, Patric Hornqvist, Nick Bjugstad (11), Jake Guentzel (36), all scored in the Pens’ win over the Buffalo Sabres 5-0.

#2 The New York Islanders got a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens as the Isles’ Adam Pelech (5) and Anders Lee (25) scored for New York.

#3 The Washington Capitals’ Brett Connolly scored two goals–#18 and #19–to help lead the Caps in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

#4 The Ottawa Senators got a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues. The Sens got goals from Christian Wolanin (4) and Chris Tierney (9). Jake Allen started in goal for the shutout for Senators.

#5 The red-hot Tampa Bay Lighting (54-13-4) defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-3. The Bolts’ Nikita Kucherov scored twice for #34 and #35 of the season.

Joe Lami does the NHL podcasts at each Friday

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Coyotes retiring Doan’s number 19; Flyers take in the fresh air in outdoor game; Trades ahoy starts today; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 Coyotes retiring Shane Doan’s No. 19

2 Flyers stun Pittsburgh in outdoor OT

3 Teams getting busy before trading deadline

4 Innovations allow NHL to host an outdoor game almost anywhere

Catch the NHL podcast with Daniel each Sunday at


NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Matthews and Leafs shocked by Yotes shutout; Gagner back in Edmonton; Philly breaks NHL record; plus more file photo: The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Leafs Auston Matthews in file photo were left speechless after getting shutout on Saturday by the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action on Friday night

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Arizona Coyotes blank Leafs, and local kid Auston Matthews

2 Sam Gagner returns to Edmonton Oilers after deal with Vancouver Canucks

3 Philadelphia Flyers break dubious NHL record

4 Don Cherrry: Carolina Hurricanes are “Jerks” for the way they celebrate wins

Daniel Dullum does the NHL podcast each Sunday at

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Sharks take out a very improved Coyotes team; Hawks get some daylight win; Who are these guys? Flyers win 7 straight; plus more

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NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 Who would have thought — Sharks and Coyotes in key Pacific game

2 Blackhawks tip Wild in OT, have difficult decision to make on future

3 Flyers on a roll — beat Edmonton in OT for seventh straight win

4 Antoine Vermette retires after 14 NHL seasons

5 RIP Andy Hebenton — one time NHL record holder for consecutive games played

Daniel hosts the NHL podcast each week at

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Players union and owners ready to work on CBA; How concussions are an issue in the NHL; A look at NHL trades; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Rick Nash retires from Bruins after 15 NHL seasons, cites concussion issues

2 Ahead of the deadline: Flyers, Blackhawks, Coyotes, Lightning make deals

3 Patrice Bergeron happy to be left off NHL All-Star Game roster

4 Pair of antelope among the gifts for Sharks’ Defenseman Brett Burns on 1,000th NHL game

5 Blue Jackets’ Aremi Panarin offered lifetime supply of vodka to stay in Columbus

6 NHL and players association had meeting about the World Cup and Collective Bargaining

NHL podcast with Daniel are heard each Sunday at