San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro : Sharks open four game road trip after struggling with Florida last Monday

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky blocks a shot from the San Jose Sharks in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in San Jose, Calif

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The San Jose Sharks have been involved some blow outs, close loses and rough games and the loss to the Florida Panthers was no exception in a three goal defeat 5-3 on Monday.

#2 Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves for the Florida Panthers and it was enough for him and the Panther defense to stop the Sharks for the two goal win

#3 Dylan Gambrell, Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier scored a goal a piece for San Jose it was enough goals to win a game but not this one

#4 The Sharks were coming off a two game win streak and the Panther were coming off a two game win streak so Panthers really grinded it out for the win

#5 The Sharks hit the road to face New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers Len sets up the road trip

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: After coming up empty in last two games Sharks back in win column

photo from San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Barclay Goodrow during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta.

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The Sharks (24-27-4) are coming off two very tough loses against the Vancouver Canucks and the Tampa Bay Lightning and on Tuesday night in Calgary they played solid defense to hold off the Calgary Flames (27-21-6) to just one goal in the their 3-1 win.

#2 Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell proved to have the hot hand stopping 30 out of 31 shots and nearly shutout the Flames

#3 The Sharks came out scoring twice in the second period and once in the third period and got some goal scoring from Brent Burns, Evander Kane, and Kevin LaBanc

#4 That second period of scoring was a breakthrough for San Jose and could that be the confidence that the Sharks have been looking for can they keep it up?

#5 The Sharks head to Edmonton (28-19-6) and will try to pick up another win the Oilers were shutout on Tuesday night by the Arizona Coyotes and both the Sharks and Oilers are into the second of back to back

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks can’t hold a tie game Coyotes rally in third period for 6-3 win photo: The Arizona Coyotes Derek Stepan (21) and the San Jose Sharks Evander Kane (9) get ready for the puck to drop in Glendale on Tuesday night

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The San Jose Sharks and the Arizona Coyotes were all knotted up in a 3-3 duel that was all the Yotes needed to come back and score three goals in the third period for a three goal win 6-3 on home ice in Glendale.

#2 The Coyotes Taylor Hall and Phil Kessel both found the back end of the net Tuesday night against San Jose both scoring twice and were the difference in the Coyotes offense

#3 The Sharks knew going into this one in Glendale the Coyotes would be a tough customer and after this game was tied up the Sharks were counting on their defense but the Coyotes used their game plan to stay in the Sharks zone camp out there and score three late goals to help them win it.

#4 For the Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell 38 saves, four goals let in and a rough night in front of the net for Dell

#5 The Sharks will try and regroup and head onto Colorado on Thursday night Len sets up this game

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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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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks looking for optimism, hope, with new coaches; SJ trying to break the 6-game skid tonight

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On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The looks on San Jose Sharks general Doug Wilson and new Sharks head coach Bob Boughner at Thursday’s press conference was the feel good of optimism, but of major concern for the Sharks organization.

#2 Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson said that the firing of ex-coach Peter DeBoer came as a surprise saying that even though the firing was part of the business, it still came as a surprise for the players.

#3 Mary talks about the replacements for the Sharks. Joining Boughner are assistants Roy Sommer, former Sharks forward Mike Ricci, and goalie coach Evegeni Nabokov.

#4 Boughner and Wilson said they want to clean up two areas that need fixing that is the penalty minutes and allowing chances in the slot that are high-quality.

#5 The Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday after losing six consecutive games. The Sharks will get a quick crash course from their new coaches and get ready to right the ship on Saturday night.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks and Jets ready to duel tonight for second meeting this month

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On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The Sharks grabbed their their third overtime win, which resulted in a shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night 2-1.

#2 Sharks captain Logan Couture has that laser beam shot when it come to shootouts. He’s had lots of practice and was responsible for a overtime win against the Vegas Knights at the beginning of this three-game overtime streak.

#3 The Sharks faced their former head coach Todd McClellan. The Kings coach used some strategy to almost overcomeĀ  a 3-0 deficit to come up a goal short 4-3.

#4 Sharks goaltender Marty Jones went 33-36 in the effort that earned him a .917 save percentage.

#5 The Sharks host the Winnipeg Jets tonight at SAP Center. The puck drops at 7:30 pm. If you can’t get enough of Winnipeg, this is your month as this will be the second time the Sharks have faced the Jets this month.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Oilers pile on for 3-goal 1st period as Sharks’ win streak snaps at 6

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On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Len, the Sharks just completely melted down early in this game and never had any gumption to get back into it.

#2 Talk about the Oilers’ offense, they attacked in the first period with the first three goals. Sounds like they had a game plan and maybe the advantage was they just saw the Sharks last Tuesday.

#3 The Oilers got some scoring help from Connor McDavid, Markus Granlund, Jujhar Khaira, Zack Kassian, James Neal, for the 5-2 win at SAP Center.

#4 Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen allowed two Sharks goals, but otherwise stopped and saved enough shots to keep the Sharks out of it..

#5 The Sharks play in Las Vegas next at the T-Mobile Arena against the Vegas Golden Knights, a team that always gives the Sharks fits.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks better prepared, playing sharper game as things fall into place

photo from San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) shoots against Edmonton Oilers’ Mike Smith during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in San Jose, Calif

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The San Jose Sharks are in a four-game win streak. They have defeated Minnesota, Nashville, Edmonton, and Winnipeg after their dreadful road trip. What has been the difference?

#2 In game with the Predators, it was a 2-1 shootout. It seems like the Sharks are more focused in finding the back end of the net in shootout situations.

#3 One player who has been quite focused in the shootouts is the Sharks’ Timo Meier. Meier scored the game-winning goal in the shootout against the Predators for the 2-1 win and Meier did it in the seventh round.

#4 Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer has really put together a game plan — now with four straight wins and a big win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night, everything is falling into place.

#5 The Sharks host the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers two times this month. Talk about seeing a team twice in the same month. There could very well be advantages to that.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Breakthrough Sharks snap 5-game losing streak in 4-2 win over Hawks

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On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 After five straight losses, the Sharks (5-10-1) are back in the win column picking up a 4-2 win on Tuesday night at SAP Center against the Chicago Blackhawks.

#2 How relieving was a game like this for head coach Peter DeBoer? Did he have to be concerned after the team strung so many loses together?

#3 The Sharks offense took advantage with two goals in each of the second and third periods and goaltender Marty Jones held the Hawks to 19 saves out of 21 shots. Evander Kane scored a short handed goal was not distracted after all the publicity all regarding the $500,000 owed to Las Vegas Casino Comopolitan.

#4 How big was it for Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl to get a goal each and an assist apiece?

#5 The Hawks got on the scoreboard with two goals by Duncan Keith and Brandon Saad in the third period, but fell short and ran out of time.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks come off a 1-4 road trip, host Jets Friday night at the Tank

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On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Len in short the Boston Bruins (9-1-2) made short work of the San Jose Sharks (4-8-1) with two goals in the first and three goals in the second period are teams learning about the Sharks weakness crash the net early apply the mercy rule in the third period.

#2 How much does it really show now that the Sharks just might have made a mistake in their off season dealing of Gustav Nyquist, Justin Braun, Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi, just to make room for one player Erik Karlsson is this the kind of criticism that the team is hearing now 13 games into the season and four game below .500.

#3 Talk about the road trip the Sharks lost four of their last five games if you include their loss before the trip that was to Buffalo it would five out of six loses was team unprepared for this trip or they simply lack the talent to win against teams like Buffalo, Toronto, Ottawa and Boston?

#4 We talked about Nyquist, Braun, Pavelski, and Donskoi the former players on this team but what about the man they made some cap room for Karlsson how much of the weight of the team is his?

#5 The Winnipeg Jets (6-7-0) come into San Jose suffering a defeat on Tuesday night in Anaheim 7-4. The Jets have won three of their last six games the Sharks have lost three straight going into Friday night but with home ice Jets and Sharks who has the upper hand in this contest?

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