Playoff preview: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings

I have stopped my hyperventilation and calmed myself down. The San Jose Sharks will be playing the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. For me, this match up is two things. First, it is worrying. The Kings lead the season series 3-1-1. Secondly, it’s exhilarating. A replay of last year’s Western Conference semifinal and another playoff match up between...
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How the San Jose Sharks made the playoffs

It’s no real surprise that the San Jose Sharks made the playoffs considering they have the most consecutive playoff births in the league behind the Detroit Redwings. Let’s face it, if the Shark’s did not make the playoffs there would be some sort of riot. Or just me running around breaking things in a USA Pavelski jersey. Anyways, let’s get down to business. This is how the...
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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Finals

Before going into the season, I said the San Jose Sharks could finally get their cup. Huge team, tons of offense and talent, a goaltender who is at least average...All season long, the Sharks dominated games and looked like a cup challenger. And then there were the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings got off to a slow start this season, but have really turned it around since the NHL Trade...
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Will There Be a Death in the Kings/Sharks Series

I can't even FIND my blogs anymore Not ONE person took me up on making predictions? I know 500,000 people are coming here each week, but NO REPLIES? So why not throw out the dumbest headline imaginable. If Raffi Torres was killed during this series, would anyone care (except his family of course)? I wouldn't. I hate the SOB So does most of the league Do does...
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Niemi doesn't know if he's starting Sharks' playoff opener

Antti Niemi said on Tuesday that he still doesn’t know if he’s going to be the man between the pipes for Thursday’s playoff opener against Los Angeles. But, just like he has all season, he’ll prepare as if he’s getting the call. "Either way, you've got to prepare yourself to be ready to play,” he said. “So, I do anything I would (normally do). Just like in...
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Pavelski's role for playoffs uncertain for Sharks

There was a notable change in lines as the Sharks continued their preparation for the Los Angeles Kings. Rookie Tomas Hertl was reunited with the Joe Thornton-Brent Burns line, while Joe Pavelski took rushes as the third line center between Tommy Wingels and Martly Havlat. McLellan offered some insight on the thought process regarding the role Pavelski will play. Pavelski finished...
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Joe Pavelski Celebrates 40-Goal Season With Lots Of 40 Oz. Beers (Photos)

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski reached the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career this season, and his teammates were ready to help him commemorate the milestone in a fitting way. Pavelski scored two goals in San Jose’s final game of the regular season to increase his total to 41 on the year, surpassing his previous career-high by 10 goals. The feat certainly called...
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Good Ol’ Wisconsin Boy Joe Pavelski Celebrated His 40-Goal Season By Housing A Bunch Of 40 Oz. Beers

On Sunday, the San Jose Sharks closed out their regular season with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix “But Technically Now ‘Arizona,’ I Guess” Coyotes. Joe Pavelski scored two goals in the winning effort, pushing his season total to 41 – a milestone worth celebrating. So, how did the Wisconsin boy celebrate? With 40s…duh. This is what was waiting for the Sharks forward after...
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Picking The San Jose Sharks

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The easy assumption is that the Bruins could get by the Red Wings, Canadiens, or whomever is left for the Conference Final without facing the gauntlet while the Western champion has to muddle through Chicago and St. Louis; San Jose and Los Angeles; just to be left standings for one round. By form, the rested Eastern champ, Boston, should...
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Who Starts In Goal For The Sharks?

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News, "I'm ready to name him," McLellan reiterated Monday. "I'm just not going to name him." Niemi -- the Sharks' No. 1 goalie since he arrived in San Jose before the 2010-2011 season -- struggled down the stretch with three losses in five starts before Saturday, when he rebounded to make 30 saves to help...
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NHL Playoffs Simulation - Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks finished the regular season with 111 points and a +49 goal differential. The Los Angeles Kings finished with 100 points, a +32 differential and allowed the least goals in the NHL this season. Our simulation has the Sharks winning in 5 games.Game 1Kings 1Sharks 2Sharks lead series 1-01st Period:LA - Anze Kopitar (1) (Dustin Brown) 4:17SJ - James Sheppard (1) (Tyler...
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Joe Thornton, Hall of Famer

With Joe Thornton getting older, there has inevitably been talk about him getting in the Hockey Hall of Fame after he retires. There are very few players that are absolute shoe-ins, and getting in on your first ballot is extremely hard. But we have to ask the question, is Thornton a worthy Hall of Famer? To me, the answer is pretty simple, and it's a definitive yes. I'll...
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Sharks rookie Hertl cleared for game action

Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl has been medically cleared to return to game action, and will play n on Friday night vs. Colorado, a source has told Two independent doctors have cleared him -- Dr. Mark Saffron at Stanford, and Dr. Anthony Miniaci, based out of Cleveland, OH. Miniaci performed the surgery to repair the PCL and MCL ligaments in Hertl's right knee...
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Minor league hockey coach’s son with Down Syndrome sings national anthem (video)

The son of the head coach of the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, an affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, performed a heartwarming rendition of then national anthem before a recent game. Marley Sommer, the eldest son of Sharks head coach Roy Sommer, has Down Syndrome and autism. He has been a constant presence in the […] The post Minor league hockey coach’s son with Down Syndrome...
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Sharks' Raffi Torres possible return on Wednesday night

The San Jose Sharks have announced that Raffi Torres could return to the line-up as early as Wednesday night.Raffi Torres missed almost the entire season with a torn ACL in his right knee. He was injured at the end of preseason. He missed 59 games before he returned in late February. He played five games and was sidelined again with the same injury on the same knee. He practiced...
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