San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks hope to keep winning on home ice host Ottawa tonight

San Jose Sharks left wing Alexander Barabanov (94) who scored the winning goal in overtime is jubilant with teammates center Tomas Hertl (48) and defenseman Mario Ferraro (38) against the Carolina Hurricanes on Mon Nov 22, 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Mary Lisa how big of a win was that for the San Jose Sharks (9-8-1) coming off of four loses out five before meeting and defeating the Carolina Hurricanes (14-2-1) on Monday night at SAP 2-1?

#2 Tell us what you know of Alexander Barabanov who scored the game winning goal at 3:18 remaining in overtime?

#3 We’ve talked about Kevin LaBanc in previous podcasts and LaBanc tied the game up at 1-1 in the third period to give the Sharks some daylight he’s no doubt crucial to the offense.

#4 Talk about head coach Bob Boughner saying the win on Monday night was huge and what it does to team confidence.

#5 The Sharks strap it on again tonight against the Ottawa Senators (4-11-1) the Senators have lost eight of their last nine games. They’re last game on Monday night against the Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1) they just couldn’t keep the Aves out of the back end of the net as Colorado scored four time in the third period to get a three goal win 7-4. The Senators are struggling how do you see this match up tonight in San Jose?

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks face off with struggling Blues in St Louis on Thursday night

Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot can’t stop San Jose Sharks’ Mario Ferraro (not pictured) from scoring in the first period on Tue Nov 16, 2021 in Minnesota (AP News photo)

On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Mary Lisa the San Jose Sharks (8-6-1) Timo Meier has had a strong start getting a goal and an assist against the Minnesota Wild (10-5-0) he had a good outing against the Wild and he’s been coming on strong offensively.

#2 James Reimer was key in goal with 26 saves holding the Wild to just one goal in the 4-1 win how would you evaluate him in goal he’s had the hot hand of late.

#3 Sharks team captain Logan Couture said the effort against the Wild was great and that their now playing their style of hockey.

#4 Mary Lisa talk about the Sharks jumping right out of the gate in that first period opening up the period with two goals which is crucial when your jumping on top of a good team like the Wild who have won of late.

#5 Sharks are in St Louis to face the St Louis Blues (8-5-2) the Blues are on a four game losing streak and just recently lost to a struggling Arizona Coyotes (2-13-1) have the Blues had injuries and might have their hands full when they get to San Jose on Thursday night at SAP.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa: Sharks three goals in third period put away Calgary 4-1

San Jose Sharks goaltender Adin Hill tries to defend against a Calgary Flames shot which is right in front of him on Tue Nov 9, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Mary Lisa the San Jose Sharks (7-4-1) opened up the offense scoring three goals in the third period which help lead to their three goal win 4-1 over the Calgary Flames (7-2-3).

#2 This was the first of five games on the road and for Sharks assistant coach John MacLean it was a good way to start the road trip.

#3 Considering that seven players are either out for Covid or Covid protocols and to win a game like this they’ve seemed to put it out of their mind regarding missing that many players.

#4 Sharks goaltender Adin Hill stopped 37 out of 38 shots and Logan Couture said that Hill was tremendous that he played great and that he had some big saves.

#5 The Sharks face off against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night and it will be the third time the two teams have met. The Jets have lost their last two games, they lost last to the St Louis Blues (8-2-1) on Tuesday night in a 3-2 shootout. The Sharks have seen a lot of the Jets in the last 30 days how do you see this match up in Winnipeg.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks pick up second straight win in front of all time smallest crowd

The San Jose Sharks defenceman Mike Ferraro (38) celebrates his third period goal at 6:02 with teammates Brent Burns (88) and Nick Merkley (10) against the Buffalo Sabres on Tue Nov 2, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The last two goals in the third period made all the difference for the San Jose Sharks (6-3-0) to get a two goal win over the Buffalo Sabres (5-3-1) on Tuesday night at SAP Center for the 5-3. All things considered with seven Sharks players and head coach Bob Boughner out for Covid 19 protocols.

#2 The Sharks grabbing two goals in the first period certainly set the tone with Jonathan Dahlen at 7:25 and Ryan Merkley at 12:49.

#3 In the third period the Sharks got two goals one each from Mike Ferraro at 6:02 and Tomas Hertl scoring his fifth goal of the season at 11:46

#4 Last night’s game was the Sharks all time lowest attendance in their franchise history 10,059 still a lively crowd as San Jose has now won two straight games in spite of drawing such a small crowd.

#5 The St Louis Blues (6-1-0) are coming to SAP Center on Thursday night. The Blues edged the Chicago Blackhawks (1-7-2) on Saturday night 1-0. The Blues are on a roll winning six of their last seven games how do you see this match up between the Blues and the Sharks.

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Sharks Fall to Predators 3-1; Loss is second in a row for Sharks

San Jose Sharks defenseman Mike Ferraro (38) skates around the back of the net in the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Tue Oct 21, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Mary Walsh

The San Jose Sharks were defeated 3-1 by the Predators in Nashville Tuesday. Nashville goals came from Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg and Mikael Granlund. Juuse Saros made 28 saves for the win. Timo Meier scored for the Sharks, and James Reimer made 23 saves in the loss.

The Predators scored less than two minutes into the game, on a very early power play. Duchene skated right down the slot, with Brent Burns in front of him. His shot slipped around Burns’ stick and past Reimer at 1:20. Assists went to Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen.

That was only penalty the Sharks’ took in the game. The Sharks power play had two shots on goal in the first, and the teams were dead even in shots for the first period at nine each. In the face-off circle, the Predators had an edge with a 52% win percentage.

Filip Forsberg made it 2-0 Predators at 12:31 of the second period. Roman Josi held the puck around the face-off dot until two Sharks and their goalie moved to defend against his shot. Then he found Forsbeg in the slot with a centering pass. Forsberg’s shot went between Mario Ferraro’s legs and over Reimer’s glove. Assists went to Josi and Dante Fabbro.

The Sharks had a slight edge in shots during the second period, 12-10. Their pwoer play got four shots in two tries. They improved in teh face-off circle to 57%.

Timo Meier scored for San Jose 11:54 into the third period. After an offensive zone draw, Meier jumped on a rebound and managed to get the puck in the net before tripping over Juuse’s outstretched left arm. Assists went to Jonathan Dahlen and Logan Couture.

Mikael Granlund scored into an empty net at 19:07, with a shot from his own net front. An assist went to Alexandre Carrier.

The Sharks finished with a 29-26 edge in shots and won 54% of their face-offs.

The Sharks next play on Thursday, at home in San Jose against the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 PM PT.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh podcast: Sharks get help from rookie Dalhen scores twice and Hill gets a shutout in Montreal

First period action San Jose Sharks rookie Jonathan Dalhen (76) scores his first goal against the Montreal Canadiens Dalhen receives congratulations from teammates Mario Ferraro (38) and Timo Meier (28) as the Habs Nick Suzuki (14) can only skate away at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tue Oct 19, 2021 (Canadian Press photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 San Jose Sharks (2-0) rookie Jonathan Dalhen scored the two quickest goals from a rookie in franchise history and it certainly fired up the offense who scored a 5-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens (0-4)

#2 It’s too early to tell but Dalhen has really arrived on the scene and head coach Bob Boughner is hoping to see Dalhen more chances if this is going to be something of the norm.

#3 The Sharks certainly have dominated with three goals in the first period setting the tone to start the game leaving the Canadiens off balance for the rest of the contest.

#4 Canadiens goalie Carey Price is away dealing with some mental health issues while Jake Allen started in goal and faced 25 shots and allowed five goals. Was this a matter of the Sharks just were skillfully executing their shots on net or Allen has just been overwhelmed in net for the Habs who are now winless in four games.

#5 The Sharks will head to Ottawa to face the Senators (2-1) on Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Sens in their last game just got by the Dallas Stars (1-2) 3-2. The Senators scored early with a goal in the first period and two in the second period the Stars scored twice with former Shark Joe Pavelski picking up one of the two goals. With the Sharks coming in off two straight wins how do you see this match up?

#6 Lastly Evander Kane who is serving a 21 day suspension for using a fake Covid 19 card will not face any discipline by the NHL after the league did not find any evidence that he physically abused his wife Anna. Anna made the claim that Kane bet on the Sharks and hockey but there was no evidence of that and later no evidence that Kane abused his wife. Kane is expected to return on Nov 30th in New Jersey.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Kane being investigated by league for alleged assault allegations by wife and Covid 19 protocols; plus more Sharks news

San Jose Sharks Evander Kane with wife Anna at the Espys during happier times both have filed counter restraining orders against each other siting domestic violence allegations (Press Democrat file photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Mary Lisa, the NHL came out with a statement on Tuesday saying they are investigating San Jose Sharks Evander Kane for two separate issues the first for last week’s domestic violence and sexual assault allegations made against Kane by Kane’s wife Anna. Kane has said that Anna had been violent against him and he had filed a restraining order against Anna in Santa Clara Family Court.

#2 The second allegation that the league is looking is Kane had violated Covid 19 protocols the NHL was not forthcoming with details about how, when or what happened but a second investigation against Kane is coming.

#3 Mary Lisa the whole Kane situation has been taking up a lot of headline space how does that translate to the dressing room. The Sharks had split squad games on Sunday in Anaheim and Las Vegas and a game in San Jose against the Los Angeles Kings. We know head coach Bob Boughner had to handle some questions regarding Kane.

#4 Kane was coming off gambling allegations made by Anna who said that he bet on the Sharks and threw games. After an investigation by the NHL the league that started on Jul 31 the league could not find any documentation or witnesses that Kane had bet on hockey.

#5 In pre season action the Sharks played the Kings on Tuesday night the Sharks also got a win over the Vegas Golden Knights and a loss against the Anaheim Ducks last Sunday. After following their last two games in Vegas and in LA who are some of the players that stand out so far?

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks go to OT and shootout in 4-3 win; five stanzas to complete game

The San Jose Sharks Radim Simek goes for the victory skate in front of the Sharks bench after scoring in the first period. The Sharks went five periods to decide this one against the Minnesota Wild at SAP Center in San Jose on Mon Mar 29, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The game between the San Jose Sharks (13-16-4) and the Minnesota Wild (21-10-1) ended up in a 3-3 tie after regulation and went into an overtime and a shootout aren’t there nights in this game you’d wish that after two stanzas of overtime the game could just finish in a tie?

#2 The Sharks showed a lot of improvement. In their last few games they got into third period trouble by allowing three goals after tying games. This time they hung on after the overtime and shootout periods to get a win 4-3 win thanks to a game winning goal by Erik Karlsson.

#3 The Sharks goaltender Martin Jones had another defensive night facing 28 shots and allowing three goals. Jones has showed a lot of improvement over the last two weeks.

#4 Sharks head coach Bob Boughner has to be proud of his defense not just for their defense but for the ability to score goals too, Erik Karlsson scored twice and Radim Simek scored once.

#5 The Minnesota Wild are no pushovers after losing a frustrating game like the one on Monday night you know they’ll be out to battle the Sharks in game two of this series on Wednesday night at SAP Center.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks just missed it by a goal; Team credit’s Jones for effort in goal; plus more

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks took a loss Thursday night to the Minnesota Wild 3-2. The Sharks down 3-1 scored in the third period but fell a goal short.

#2 Sharks goaltender Martin Jones stopped 25 shots on Thursday night against the Wild a tough 3-2 loss and a close game.

#3 Jones has stopped 76 out of 80 shots during the Sharks three game win streak.

#4 Jones had struggled during the season and the Sharks Logan Couture said the team knows he’s turned it around, “he’s rewarded us with how he’s playing”

#5 Sharks have back to back games this Saturday and Sunday at SAP Center first it’s the Ottawa Senators at 4:00pm and on Sunday the Colorado Avalanche at 7:00pm

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Can Sharks stay consistent after huge win in Edmonton?

photo from Big night for the San Jose Sharks Timo Meier (28) scoring two goals gets congratulations from teammates Patrick Marleau (12) and Barclay Goodrow (23) in Edmonton on Thursday night

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks got lots of help in their 6-3 victory on Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers the offense look spruced up and they attacked the Edmonton zone without much hesitation

#2 The Sharks got two goals from Timo Meier, Meier which help pave for the win inspite of some of the troubles that the Sharks have gone through Meier has stayed consistent

#3 The Oilers Conner McDavid said that the team was flat and emotionless after the Sharks scored twice in the second and third periods to pull away

#4 The Oilers did open up the game with two goals and it looked like the Sharks were back to their old ways again but got inspired when they cashed in for two goals to come away in the first period with a 2-2 tie.

#5 The Sharks face Calgary again as they both met last Tuesday night, the Flames are coming off a tough 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers Mary tells us how she sees the match up for the Flames and Sharks on Monday night

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