San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Preds Johansen shows that he can do it by himself gets gamer in overtime for 1-0 win

The Nashville Predators and left winger Filip Forsberg (9) kept San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34) off balance night in a goaltending duel that went into overtime at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville (photo from San Jose Sharks)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Mary Lisa it was a battle that felt like it took all night both goaltenders for the San Jose Sharks (29-33-10) Kaapo Kahkonen and for the Nashville Predators (42-26-5) Juuse Saros. Saros got the perfect game stopping all 25 Sharks shots for the 1-0 overtime shutout. Kahkonen stopped 41 Predator shots.

#2 Mary Lisa there’s a lot that goes into throwing a shutout Saros had to defend against some of the Sharks top shooters Matt Nieto led with four shots, Sasha Chemlevski, Rudolfs Balcers, and Tim Meier had three each to no avail.

#3 Mary, talk about the goal by Ryan Johansen in the overtime stanza at 3:18 it was the game’s only goal and with Kahkonen defending the net as well as he was and the goal coming in the late part of the overtime it gave the Predators a great chance to wrap up the game.

#4 One other note the Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki was crosschecked in the face and slashed on the hip on Sun Apr 10th by the Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin. Malkin received a double minor and was suspended for the next four games. The league ruled the hit was intentional and not some defensive inadvertent move.

#5 It’s off to Chicago and the United Center and the Blackhawks who have lost eight straight games. The Hawks have not won a game since Mar 24 in a shootout over the Los Angeles Kings 4-3. Tell us how you see the Sharks and Blackhawks matching up Thursday night.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa: Sharks face struggling Coyotes in Glendale tonight

The San Jose Sharks right winger Timo Meier pursues the Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf (15) in the second period of Sat Mar 28, 2022 at the SAP Center in San Jose (AP News photo)

On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks are playing .500 hockey face off against the Arizona Coyotes tonight at Gila River Arena in Glendale and the Coyotes are on a six game losing streak. That said there those nights when Sharks head coach Bob Boughner has to wonder which Sharks team will show up.

#2 The Sharks offense has been struggling scoring only 2.6 goals per game and can’t seem to score on the power play with 18.6 goals on the five on four advantage.

#3 The Sharks have three players that could break it open at anytime with Timo Meier with 30 goals most for the Sharks, defenceman Brent Burns with 36 assists, and Tomas Hertl has been putting shots on net with 175 this season.

#4 On the defensive side of the puck for the Sharks they have allowed 3.1 goals per game the Sharks strength on defensive they have been able to kill off the power play 84.4 percent of the time.

#5 The Sharks have been inconsistent trying to put a winning steak together and as a road team haven’t been able to successfully finish games how do you see them facing off against the Coyotes who are hungry in trying to end their long losing streak in Glendale tonight?

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa: Sharks hope to snap three game losing streak tonight against Kings

Anaheim Ducks left wing Sonny Milano, second from left, shoots and scores on San Jose Sharks goaltender Zach Sawchenko, right, as defenseman Jacob Middleton, left, and defenseman Brent Burns at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Sun Mar 6, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks (24-25-7) are coming off some tough loses they’ve lost three straight games and their most recent loss to the Anaheim Ducks (27-22-9) 3-2 in overtime on Sunday was certainly an improvement over their 8-0 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday if your looking for a silver lining.

#2 The Sharks on Sunday grabbed a 2-0 lead but the Ducks scored twice in the second period to force a tie and got this game in an overtime.

#3 The Sharks got a goal each out of Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic the Sharks tried to improve their offensive output but the Ducks put up a good defensive output and shut the Sharks out in the third period.

#4 Mary Lisa, Zachary Sawchenko started for the Sharks stopping 33 Ducks shots and allowed three goals. Sawchenko also had a decent start against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tue Mar 1 though San Jose lost that game 3-1. Sawchenko allow two goals and faced 20 shots.

#5 Mary Lisa, the Sharks will now have back to back games with the Los Angeles Kings (32-19-7) which will be played in Los Angeles on Thursday and in San Jose on Saturday. The Kings have won three straight games going into Thursday’s game.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa: Sharks hope to snap 7 game skid Thursday against Islanders

Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67) puts the winning goal on net against San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer (47) in the overtime shootout at the Honda Center in Anaheim Tue Feb 22, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the SJ Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks lost to the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in a shoot-out. It was their seventh loss in a row. Derek Grant and Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, with two goals from Rakell. Anthony Stolarz made 40 saves for the win.

#2 Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored for San Jose, with two goals from Couture. James Reimer made 26 saves in his seventh start in a row.

#3 The Ducks took the lead at 3:38 of the first period. Derek Grant scored on a two-on-0 after the Ducks picked off a neutral zone pass. Assists went to Sam Carrick and Nicolas Deslauriers.

#4 A scoreless overtime period saw the Sharks get seven shots on goal, three of those on a power play. The Ducks had no shots in overtime. In the shootout, Stolarz stopped Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl missed the net. For the Ducks, Trevor Zegras and Rickard Rakell scored, and Reimer stopped Troy Terry.

#5 The Sharks next play on Thursday night at 7:30 PM in San Jose against the New York Islanders (19-20-7). The Isles are coming off a 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa: Karlsson out how it impacts SJ; Sharks face Ovechkin and Capitals in DC tonight

The body language on the San Jose Sharks players and on head coach Bob Boughner says it all as the Sharks go down against the Tampa Bay Lightning at SAP Center on Sat Jan 22, 2022. The Sharks hope to get that all turned around tonight against the Washington Capitals at the Capital One Arena in Washington (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson is out until March after having surgery on his left forearm and will miss two months. How will his absence impact the Sharks.

#2 Sharks are going through some rough times losing four of their last five games and just absolutely getting whooped in their last game last Saturday at SAP Center 7-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

#3 The Lightning’s Ross Colton scored twice against the Sharks on Saturday night and Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist.

#4 The Sharks used both goaltenders in the Saturday night contest Adin Hill came in later in the game to relive with 15 saves and allowed three goals and James Reimer who started saved 9 and allowed four goals.

#5 The Washington Capitals (23-11-9) one of the best teams in the NHL lost their last game to the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0. The Caps have been playing .500 hockey of late winning four of their last eight games. How do you see the Sharks fairing in Washington tonight with a 4:00 pm puck drop?

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Sharks Fall 3-1 to Kraken; Seattle strikes with 3 goals in third period

Seattle Kraken center Jared McCann (16) puts one on goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer (47) in the second period at SAP Center in San Jose on Tue Dec 14, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE– In their first ever matchup, the San Jose Sharks fell 3-1 to the Seattle Kraken. Ryan Donato, Brandon Tanev and Calle Jarnkrok scored for Seattle and Chris Driedger made 33 saves for the win. Logan Couture scored for San Jose and James Reimer made 27 saves in the loss.

After the game, Sharks Head Coach Bob Boughner said:

“Any time you’re not scoring a goal until you pull the goalie it’s going to be a tough way to win a hockey game and you almost gotta play perfect on the other side of the puck. And, you know, I didn’t think we played bad defensively but I think we opened it up, down 1-0, gave them a few chances.”

Sharks forward Timo Meier, who had five shots in the game, said: “Obviously, frustrating to lose this game. You know, we were right there the whole game. Had a tough time to score some goals. Their goalie made some big saves. I thought we didn’t do enough in the offensive zone, we didn’t work hard enough to get that bounce and score that goal earlier.”

The first two periods were scoreless. Seattle outshot San Jose 11-8 in the first, while San Jose outshot Seattle 12-7 in the second. There was a single penalty in the game, to Seattle in the second period. The Sharks power play got two shots on goal.

Ryan Donato scored the first goal of the game at 6:23 of the third. Joonas Donskoi took a shot that Reimer stopped but Donato was on the doorstep to gather up the rebound. The puck went off of Radim Simek’s skate and into the net. Assists went to Donskoi and Carson Soucy.

Brandon Tanev made it 2-0 at 14:18. Morgan Geekie caught a pass from Calle Jarnkrok in the neautral zone and carried it to the Sharks net. He got a pass around Brent Burns, setting Tanev up for the shot. Assists went to Geekie and Calle Jarnkrok.

Logan Couture scored with the Sharks net empty at 17:53. Brent Burns took a shot through traffic and the puck went off of a defenseman. It bounced right to Couture in the face-off circle. Couture put the puck into an open net. Assists went to Burns and Tomas Hertl.

Calle Jarnkrok scored into the empty net with six seconds left. Mason Appleton and Alex Wennberg got the assists.

The final shot count was 34-30 Sharks. In the face-off circle, the Sharks edged the Kraken, winning 51% of the draws,

The Sharks next play on Thursday, against the Vancouver Canucks in San Jose at 7:30 PM PT.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks blow past Flames 5-3; Three goal third period put SJ on top

San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), is congratulated for scoring his third goal in the third period against the Calgary Flames with defenseman Brent Burns (88), defenseman Mario Ferraro (38) and center Logan Couture (39) at SAP Center in San Jose on Tue Dec 7, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks (14-11-1) Tomas Hertl’s hat trick made the difference in the Sharks two goal win over the Calgary Flames (15-6-5) on Tuesday night at SAP Center in San Jose.

#2 Flames center Adam Ruzika said that he was pretty upset to lose a game like this after having a 3-1 lead collapse. The Flames have now lost two in a row.

#3 Hertl shot with lazor beam accuracy there are some nights your fired up and Hertl made all his shots count to surpass the Flames who held the lead at one time 3-1.

#4 Hertl said that coming back from the long five game road trip and to win the first game to start the five game homestand is huge and important.

#5 After losing their last two games on the road in New York and Columbus the Sharks come back with the 5-3 win over Calgary get ready to host the Minnesota Wild (18-6-1) who beat the Edmonton Oilers (16-8-0) 4-1. How do you see this match up Thursday night with the Wild and Sharks at SAP?

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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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