San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks hoping to extend winning streak in Anaheim

The San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) makes a glove save on the Los Angeles Kings Dustin Brown’s (32) shot on Sat Apr 3, 2021 in the second game of the two game series at Staples Center in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

#1 The San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner is no surprisingly relieved or happy as the Sharks take a four game win streak into Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.

#2 The Sharks on Friday night got a shutout from goaltender Martin Jones in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center and won the 2 game series on Saturday night with a win over the Kings 3-2 in close contest.

#3 The Sharks host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night at SAP Center in San Jose and this should be a game that the Sharks should win on their home ice.

#3 In other hockey news Len up to 20 Vancouver Canucks players on protocol list, the list includes Thatcher Demko and Bo Horvat. The Canucks have had four games postponed, Mar 31, Apr 3, 4, 6. The Canucks are concerned about the new variant and just bad timing during the season.

#5 The Canucks have the worst recorded cases of Covid 19 in professional sports so far with over 20 players and coaches it was also reported that family members of the Canucks have also caught the virus. The Canucks as a team could end up having more than four games canceled.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks overcome loss streak looking to sweep Kings tonight

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) looks back after the San Jose Sharks Logan Couture (not seen in photo) scores in the first period at SAP Center in San Jose on Mon Mar 22, 2021 (AP News photo)

#1 The San Jose Sharks (12-14-4) who had been struggling with a four game loss streak brought it to an end on Monday night with a narrow 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings (13-12-6) a crucial win.

#2 The Sharks Logan Couture and Ryan Danato both scored a goal a piece. Couture’s goal came in the first period at 8:22 and Danato’s which turned out to be the game winner at 3:48.

#3 Head coach Bob Boughner said to the team not to focus where they are in the standing right now but focus on each game as they the team prepares for game 2 of this two game series on Wednesday night.

#4 Martin Jones who had some rough games in goal this season had a fine game on Monday night stopping 41 of 42 shots allowing just one Kings goal by Matt Roy who scored in the second period to tie the game at 17:31.

#5 The Sharks who came off that four game losing streak and narrowly won on Monday will face off with the Kings again tonight at 7:30pm how much will Boughner push the offense to get more goals for tonight’s game?

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Will electric win put Sharks back on track?

San Jose Sharks goaltender Devan Dubnyk center gets congratulated by Marc-Edouard Vlasic (left) and center Ryan Danato (16) after the Sharks win on Mon Mar 8, 2021 at SAP Center San Jose (@SanJoseSharks photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Len, after losing three straight games the San Jose Sharks (9-11-3) looked like they tightened down the defense despite getting behind early 2-0 on Monday night against the St Louis Blues (14-8-2).

#2 The defense played a big enough role for San Jose that allowed them to tie the score at 2-2 in the second and third periods with a goal a piece from Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

#3 The Sharks in their last few games have been getting goal scoring help from their defencemen and Vlasic’s goal on Monday night no exception.

#4 Evander Kane can come out and get one in the back of the net and he didn’t waste anytime on Monday night 41 seconds in the overtime and scored the game winner.

#5 The Sharks open up back to back games in Anaheim this Friday and Saturday. The Anaheim Ducks (7-12-6) have lost five of their last six games this is a team that has been struggling will this give the Sharks an opportunity to take advantage of the Ducks?

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks go after series win against Avalanche tonight

The San Jose Sharks Erik Karlsson (foreground) skates past the Sharks bench for a victory lap after scoring a third period goal on Mon Mar 1, 2021 against the Colorado Avalanche during game 1 of their two game series at SAP Center in San Jose (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Len for the San Jose Sharks a big win turning it around from Saturday’s loss to the St Louis Blues 7-6 and getting a four goal win on Monday night 6-2 against the Colorado Avalanche.

#2 It was a game for the Sharks against the Avs that they got help from defencemen Radim Simek and Erik Karlsson.

#3 How important is it for Karlsson to get that first goal of the season under his belt?

#4 The lines were dominate on Monday night and it was said that it was the Sharks best game of the year coming back down 2-0 to score six unanswered goals.

#5 The Sharks and Avalanche face off again at SAP Center tonight at 7:30pm given that the Avs lost in a Sharks come backer fashion there is little doubt Colorado will come out firing on all cylinders?

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks continue road trip in LA for two games starting Tuesday night

During the shootout stanza the San Jose Sharks Kevin Labanc tries to put one on net but the puck is stopped by Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller on Sat Feb 6, 2021 at the Honda Center in Anaheim (AP News photo)

On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Saturday night another nail biter for the San Jose Sharks and a shootout this time in Anaheim against the Ducks at the Honda Center. Anaheim’s Max Comtois got the game winning shot in the shootout for the 2-1 win.

#2 The Ducks got shootout scoring help from Troy Terry and the Sharks Ryan Danato both scored. The Ducks goalie Ryan Miller saved shot attempts from Logan Couture and Kevin LaBanc.

#3 At the beginning of the game the Couture scored 11 seconds into the first period. Then the Ducks Isac Lundestrom answered right back in the second period at 5:42 to tie up the game and that was all the scoring in regulation.

#4 In goal the Sharks and Ducks saw some great defense for the Sharks Devon Dubnyk worked hard and saw a plenty of shots stopping 32 and the Ducks Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots in a good defensive game.

#5 The Sharks have today and Monday off and are in Los Angeles to face the Kings on Tuesday and Thursday at Staples Center. The Kings have a four game loss streak and played the Vegas Golden Knights Sunday and took a tough one goal loss 4-3. The Sharks stay in the Southland for their next two games a two game series in LA.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Will Google and BART development give Sharks no choice but to leave San Jose?

SAP Center as it looked for the 25th Anniversary of the San Jose Sharks franchise the team might consider moving out of San Jose if Google, BART and other developments take over their parking, traffic, and parking concerns cut into their fan base. (file photo from NHL.com)

On the SJ Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The San Jose Sharks say that parking and construction from the nearby Google project will cut into their parking lot. The Sharks who wrote a letter to their fans saying that they had concerns about Google taking part of the Sharks parking lot would cut into the team’s revenue.

#2 Did the City of San Jose have a hand in the planning because the Sharks are certainly a huge part of the South Bay sports community particularly in the San Jose city limits where they and the San Jose Earthquakes play and they would be a huge void if they left.

#3 Sharks president Jonathan Becher said the team supports development but said that the neighborhood shouldn’t have to be suffocated by a rash of 65 new buildings on 84 acres nearby the Caltrain station and BART station across the street from where the Sharks play. BART is expected to move in by 2030.

#4 Gridlock is a huge concern for the Sharks in the neighborhood with Google, fans coming to SAP Center, an expected 30,000 workers and 5,900 apartments for new housing.

#5 If the Sharks do get frustrated and move elsewhere they can’t move to Chase Center in San Francisco because they don’t have ice and in Sacramento at Golden One Center who also doesn’t have ice. The only place they can go to is the Oakland Coliseum Arena where they can fit ice but will the Sharks want to go Oakland and leave a downtown location?

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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 canadianpress.com: 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

nhl.com 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

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.

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