NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Will Hertl’s All Star success inspire downtrodden Sharks in second half; Why Ovechkin and Crosby stayed away from All Star game; plus more

mercurynews.com photo: Tomas Hertl (48) of the Pacific Division representing the San Jose Sharks waves to the fans at the Enterprise Center in St Louis

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

#1 When someone like Pacific Division’s Tomas Hertl comes from out of nowhere and hits four goals in the NHL All Star could that inspire an already down San Jose Sharks team coming into the second half of the season?

#2 Taking a look at the three on three format of the All Star game is that still an exciting attraction or does it take away from the tradition of hockey and should the NHL go back to the five on five in the All Star game.

#3 Sydney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, Mark Fluery of the Vegas Knights all were missing from the All Star game, Crosby just came off an long injury and Ovechkin opted to take the All Star break off.

#4 Daniel talk about some of the top teams in the NHL who are vying for the playoffs like the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lighting, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference and in the Western Conference St Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Edmonton Oilers.

#5 Daniel address some of the top three goal scorers in the NHL this season, from the Boston Bruins David Pastrnik 37, from the Capitals Alex Ovechikin 34, and Austin Matthews from the Toronto Maple Leafs with 34.

Daniel does the NHL podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Sharks win! Stop the presses, it’s now a 3-game win streak; Tampa Bay takes 2-game set in Stockholm past Buffalo

sfgate.com photo: San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier, left, scores against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The Sharks won 2-1.

1 Big shootout win for Sharks over Nashville

2 Sharks’ Evander Kane sued by Vegas casino over gambling IOU’s

3 Lightning beat Sabres in first of two games in Sweden for the NHL Global games

4 Sidney Crosby donates car won at NHL All-Star Game to US veteran

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum is heard each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Players glad for 11 days off during All-Star break; Sharks host Arizona Saturday

Photo credit: @SanJoseSharks

On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 A look at how important it is for NHL teams to get an 11 days off

#2 Through the physical rough and tumble play of the first half, the players appreciate a chance to re-group before jumping into the second half.

#3 On the All-Star experience, did 3-3 experience live up to it’s reputation last Saturday in San Jose?

#4 Sidney Crosby was voted NHL All-Star MVP. What did you like about his game?

#5 The Sharks host Arizona Saturday night at SAP Center to get the second half of their season started. The Sharks had a successful first half and are looking to have another successful second half.

Mary Lisa does the Sharks podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com