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A battle at the bottom of the Western Conference standings as San Jose comes to Chicago. San Jose Sharks, American professional hockey team that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Sharks are based. The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and for the Boston Bruins, they're looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Finals after dispatching the Carolina Hurricanes in a. san jose sharks playoffs

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2021-2022 Roster

#NPlayerABornBirthplaceHTWTSCtrctCap Hit
GOALTENDERS
#33 Adin Hill (G) 25 1996 Comox, BC, CAN 197 97 L 22/23 $2,175,000
#47 James Reimer (G) 33 1988 Arborg, MB, CAN 191 93 L 22/23 $2,250,000
DEFENSEMEN
#88 Brent Burns (D)   “A” 36 1985 Barrie, ON, CAN 195 104 R 24/25 $8,000,000
#38 Mario Ferraro (D)   “A” 23 1998 King City, ON, CAN 180 84 L 21/22 $925,000
#61 Santeri Hatakka (D) 20 2001 Riihimäki, FIN 185 87 L 23/24 $850,833
#65 Erik Karlsson (D)   “A” 31 1990 Landsbro, SWE 182 86 R 26/27 $11,500,000
#71 Nikolai Knyzhov (D)   23 1998 Kemerovo, RUS 190 101 L 21/22 $796,667
#21 Jacob Middleton (D) 25 1996 Stratford, ON, CAN 190 99 L 21/22 $725,000
#51 Radim Simek (D) 29 1992 Mlada Boleslav, CZE 182 93 L 23/24 $2,250,000
#44 Marc-Édouard Vlasic (D) 34 1987 Montréal, QC, CAN 185 93 L 25/26 $7,000,000
FORWARDS
#92 Rudolfs Balcers (LW/RW) 24 1997 Liepaja, LAT 180 82 L 22/23 $1,550,000
#94 Alexander Barabanov (LW/RW) 27 1994 St. Petersburg, RUS 179 88 L 21/22 $1,000,000
#13 Nick Bonino (C) 33 1988 Hartford, CT, USA 185 89 L 22/23 $2,050,000
#11 Andrew Cogliano (C/LW) 34 1987 Toronto, ON, CAN 178 79 L 21/22 $1,000,000
#39 Logan Couture (C)   “C” 32 1989 Guelph, ON, CAN 185 93 L 26/27 $8,000,000
#76 Jonathan Dahlén (LW) 23 1997 Östersund, SWE 181 82 L 21/22 $750,000
#41 Jonah Gadjovich (LW) 23 1998 Whitby, ON, CAN 188 95 L 21/22 $783,333
#73 Noah Gregor (C) 23 1998 Beaumont, AB, CAN 184 86 L 21/22 $750,000
#48 Tomas Hertl (C/LW)   “A” 28 1993 Praha, CZE 190 97 L 21/22 $5,625,000
#9 Evander Kane (LW)   30 1991 Vancouver, BC, CAN 188 96 L 24/25 $7,000,000
#62 Kevin Labanc (RW/LW) 25 1995 Staten Island, NY, USA 180 84 R 23/24 $4,725,000
#28 Timo Meier (LW/RW) 25 1996 Herisau, SUI 184 98 L 22/23 $6,000,000
#83 Matt Nieto (LW/RW) 29 1992 Long Beach, CA, USA 180 91 L 22/23 $850,000
#18 Lane Pederson (C) 24 1997 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 183 87 R 22/23 $750,000
#54 Scott Reedy (C) 22 1999 Prior Lake, MN, USA 188 97 R 22/23 $842,500
#26 Jasper Weatherby (C/LW) 23 1998 Portland, OR, USA 193 101 L 22/23 $842,500
Total Cap Hit: $74,117,268
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  • Arena Name SAP Center at San Jose
  • LocationSan Jose, CA, USA
  • Capacity17 562
  • Construction Year1993

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Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1991-1992 NHL 80 17 5 58 - - 219 359 39 0.49 22 Did not make playoffs
1992-1993 NHL 84 11 2 71 - - 218 414 24 0.29 23 Did not make playoffs
1993-1994 NHL 84 33 16 35 - - 252 265 82 0.98 17 Conference SF loss
1994-1995 NHL 48 19 4 25 - - 129 161 42 0.88 18 Conference SF loss
1995-1996 NHL 82 20 7 55 - - 252 357 47 0.57 25 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 NHL 82 27 8 47 - - 211 278 62 0.76 25 Did not make playoffs
1997-1998 NHL 82 34 10 38 - - 210 216 78 0.95 16 Conference QF loss
1998-1999 NHL 82 31 18 33 - - 196 191 80 0.98 15 Conference QF loss
1999-2000 NHL 82 35 10 30 - 7 225 214 87 1.06 15 Conference SF loss
2000-2001 NHL 82 40 12 27 - 3 217 192 95 1.16 11 Conference QF loss
2001-2002 NHL 82 44 8 27 - 3 248 199 99 1.21 5 Conference SF loss
2002-2003 NHL 82 28 9 37 - 8 214 239 73 0.89 23 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 NHL 82 43 12 21 - 6 219 183 104 1.27 3 Conference Final loss
2005-2006 NHL 82 44 - 27 - 11 266 242 99 1.21 11 Conference SF loss
2006-2007 NHL 82 51 - 26 - 5 258 199 107 1.30 5 Conference SF loss
2007-2008 NHL 82 49 - 23 - 10 222 193 108
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San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski scored a painful goal with his face and fans were in awe

The NHL playoffs started Wednesday night and if you needed any reminder of how tough hockey players are, you just need to see how San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski scored his team’s first goal of the postseason against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Because boy did it look painful.

It all happened in the first period with the Sharks on the power play against the defending Western Conference champions. Pavelski was parked in front of the goal looking for any chance to get his stick on a puck to redirect into the goal.

But instead of doing it with his stick, he did it with his face:

I mean, what a perfect redirect, except for the fact that it was with his face:

Pavelski immediately left the ice with a bloody face and went right to the locker room.

But then in the second period, he returned:

Hockey players, man.

He gave an updated after the game, which the Sharks won 5-2:

NHL fans were in awe:

An angry Artemi Panarin threw his glove at Brad Marchand from the Rangers' bench

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Please stop making hockey jerseys with black as the predominant color

Источник: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/04/nhl-playoffs-san-jose-sharks-joe-pavelski-scores-with-face

SAN JOSE, Calif. >> San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said his team might need to take a step backward after last year’s historic playoff collapse if the Sharks wanted to eventually reach their goal of a Stanley Cup championship.

That step was bigger than even Wilson anticipated and has left the Sharks out of the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

San Jose was officially eliminated from playoff contention Monday night and will be playing out the string in the final two games for the first time in more than a decade.

“We’ve been through a lot together and it hasn’t been a lot of fun the past few months,” coach Todd McLellan said Tuesday. “Let’s make sure we’re still playing for each other and we’re still playing hard.”

The Sharks play in Edmonton on Thursday and then finish the season in Los Angeles on Saturday when they could have a chance to knock the Kings out of the playoffs to provide perhaps a slight bright spot to a disappointing season.

After that, the team will face an uncertain future with the status of McLellan, Wilson and many players possibly in doubt.

“I don’t want to talk about anything until we’re done,” McLellan said when asked about his future.

The problems for the Sharks this season started in the aftermath of last year’s playoff loss to Los Angeles when San Jose became the fourth NHL team to lose a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games.

Wilson talked problems with leadership and culture and Joe Thornton was ultimately stripped of his captaincy in a move that smoldered all season. Thornton bristled in the preseason at Wilson’s suggestion that the Sharks were a “tomorrow” team and then lashed out at Wilson late in the season in a public feud, telling his GM to “keep his mouth shut” and “stop lying.”

“We had a good team,” McLellan said. “We didn’t succeed in the playoffs. We failed, we had a collapse, call it whatever you want. We should be better than we were this year.”

But instead of bolstering a roster that finished with 111 points last season and took the eventual Stanley Cup champions to the brink, the Sharks dealt away defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Stuart. The biggest addition they made was fourth-line enforcer John Scott.

While players like Chris Tierney and Melker Karlsson took advantage of opportunities they were given as the team tried to get younger, that was not enough to lift the team back to the playoffs.

“As hockey players, you want to give yourself an opportunity to play for the Stanley Cup. We’re not going to have that chance this year,” center Logan Couture said. “Especially with the way last year ended, it’s very, very disappointing.”

With power forward Brent Burns moving back to defense to replace the void left by Boyle’s departure, San Jose was predictably done in by a lack of scoring depth up front. Despite three players with at least 60 points and five with 50 or more, the Sharks rank 14th in scoring.

The Sharks struggled defensively, allowing their most goals per game since the 2005-06 season. San Jose allowed opponents to score on 29.1 percent of power-play chances the past 29 games.

With those kinds of problems and a grueling schedule that included 16 of the first 21 games and 10 of the final 13 on the road, the Sharks were never able to find a groove.

The problems were especially stark at home, where San Jose had traditionally been one of the NHL’s toughest teams.

The Sharks lost 22 home games this season, their most since the 1996-97 season.

“We take so much pride in winning at home here and having such great fans,” forward Tommy Wingels said. “When you play like we did at home this year, first and foremost it’s tough to look at yourself in the mirror as individuals and as a team.”

Источник: https://www.saratogian.com/2015/04/07/san-jose-sharks-miss-playoffs-for-1st-time-since-2002-03/

NHL team interested in Evander Kane trade after COVID suspension is up

There is credible chatter reaching Slap Shots that an Eastern Conference team has shown considerable interest in dealing for Evander Kane, the Sharks winger who on Nov. 30 is due to come off his 21-game suspension for violating NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocols, and no, it’s not the Rangers.

Kane, who has faced myriad personal issues throughout his career, was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol” after being investigated by the league for falsifying his vaccination status. That is not some benign error or oversight. Kane’s current vaccination status is unknown. Of course, Kane apologized for his “mistake.”

The 30-year-old Kane, whose contract, at a $7 million average annual value, runs through 2024-25, led the Sharks with both 22 goals and 49 points last season while alienating multiple teammates. That has been standard operating procedure throughout his career for the winger. He is enmeshed in a poisonous relationship with his estranged wife, Anna Kane, who in September accused him of sexual assault and domestic violence. Both parties have been granted domestic violence restraining orders against one another.

The Sharks are believed willing to pick up half of the cap hit and money on the contract in order to move the winger, who would, from a talent standpoint, fit into just about any team’s top six. But good luck to the guys in his new room.

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And good luck on a PR basis to the club that might take the risk and acquire him. Who wouldn’t want to buy their kids the authentic jersey of a guy who was inauthentic about his vaccination status?

Forget about an outbreak over here, what happens if multiple NHL players test positive for COVID-19 at the Beijing Games and are forced to quarantine both in China and then upon their return to North America while the NHL season resumes?

But is this really the year for it?


Cammi Granato, Hockey Hall of Fame player, equal-rights and union activist, and scout for the Kraken, was last week named to the 18-person Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, and it strikes me that she is compiling one of the great hockey careers and résumés of all time.


So Alex Ovechkin, up to 18 goals in 21 games following Friday’s hat trick and at 748 overall and counting — tick, tick, tick on Wayne Gretzky’s 894 — is kind of the real eighth wonder of the world, isn’t he?

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From Page Six: Which retired player, honored by his former team in a pregame ceremony, angrily accosted a member of the club’s upper management because a friend of his had been a healthy scratch for the match and was thus unavailable to pose with him in uniform during the pregame festivities?


You think the idea of putting a TV reporter between the benches was a recent revolutionary development?

Well, in Game 4 of the 1974 semifinals when a drive by the Rangers’ Dale Rolfe struck Barry Ashbee in the right eye and thus ended the Philadelphia defenseman’s career, TV reporter Brian McFarlane not only went onto the ice (!) while Ashbee was being attended to and put on a stretcher, he actually got a comment from lineman Matt Pavelich about what had happened.

Imagine the league allowing that now.


And, thanks again, YouTube, I didn’t realize until last week, when I caught the Islanders’ clinching Game 5 of the 1980 quarterfinals against Boston, that Mike Bossy had used his left hand while going through the handshake line after missing the first three games of that series and the final two of the preliminary round against Los Angeles with what I will go out on a limb and say was a right-hand injury.

No wonder No. 22 could only score nine goals in 14 games after rejoining the lineup.


Let’s check into the wild and wacky remnants of the fondly remembered Canadian division.

Surely not wishing ill will on anyone during the holiday season, but Elias Pettersson is without a five-on-five goal through the first 21 games of the season, the Canucks have six victories, are in 28th place overall and both general manager Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green still have their jobs?

You’re a better person than I if you can figure out just what the Canadiens are doing riding it out with lame-duck general manager Marc Bergevin in place.

The Habs, who through no fault of their own have played without Carey Price and Shea Weber for the duration and through much fault of their own are 30th overall, at 5-15-2, heading into Saturday, and the man without a contract beyond this season has the responsibility to look after the future?


Pretty bush-league look Wednesday night in New Jersey when the Devils’ match against Minnesota was delayed for about a half-hour because the Wild’s bus got caught in a massive Thanksgiving Eve traffic jam because of an accident at the Holland Tunnel while trying to make it from Manhattan to Newark.

Apparently the Wild management did not realize that there are actual hotels and everything in New Jersey, even though their GM, Billy Guerin, spent many a night confined to a hotel room in Teaneck during the playoffs through his five-plus years as a Devil. Or maybe he blocked that out of his mind.

That Henrik Lundqvist guy, he has sure disappeared since retiring, hasn’t he?


Finally, don’t look now, but what in the world are Bill Mikkelson and Neil Nicholson doing lining up as a defense pair for the Islanders?

Источник: https://nypost.com/2021/11/27/nhl-team-interested-in-evander-kane-trade-after-covid-suspension/
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Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for Los Angeles, which chased Sharks goalie Antti Niemi on Gaborik's beautiful goal early in the third period.

James Sheppard, Matt Nieto and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who couldn't finish off the second playoff sweep in franchise history.

The Kings were outscored 13-5 in the first two games at the Shark Tank before losing Game 3 in overtime, but the back-to-back Western Conference finalists finally produced a strong two-way performance when they faced an early playoff exit.

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After three scoreless games, Brown had a key early assist and an empty-net goal for Los Angeles, which got points from 12 players in Game 4 after just 10 Kings scored in the first three games combined.

Williams got his first two goals of the postseason after dropping off the Kings' top line, matching his two-goal second period last year during Game 7 of Los Angeles' second-round victory over the Sharks.

Gaborik has three goals in his first four playoff games with the Kings, who are getting what they sought when they acquired the Slovak star from Columbus last month.

The Kings won another high-intensity edition of the rivals' third postseason series in four years. The final minute was marred by more goonery and shenanigans, including a wild fight between San Jose's Brent Burns and Los Angeles' Robyn Regehr after the final buzzer.

Los Angeles shuffled its top line for Game 4, putting Gaborik and Brown, who hadn't scored in the series, alongside center Anze Kopitar. The changes paid off just 4:08 in when Brown pushed the puck down the wing and flung it in front for Gaborik.

San Jose evened it with 7.3 seconds left in the period, finishing a dominant offensive shift with Sheppard's first goal in 21 career playoff games on a rebound in front.

Williams put the Kings back ahead on a power-play goal aided by Mike Richards, with both veteran forwards scoring their first points of the series. The Sharks pulled even again on Nieto's chip shot off defenseman Alec Martinez's shoulder.

Instead of deflating, the Kings kept pushing. After Williams reclaimed the lead by tucking in a long rebound off the end boards, Toffoli swept home a loose puck that deflected off Andrew Desjardins' glove in the final minute of the period, sending Los Angeles into the third with a standing ovation.

Alex Stalock made several big saves in his NHL playoff debut after relieving Niemi.

Williams thought he had completed a hat trick with 8:50 to play, but his goal was waved off due to a cross-checking penalty on Jarret Stoll in front of the Sharks' net an instant earlier. Pavelski scored on a rebound moments later during the power play.

Источник: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/kings-sharks-game-4-score-highlights-los-angeles-san-jose-series-stanley-cup-playoffs-schedule-results/q9wbm4q5zbb51jarcr79brf9t

Tavares, Nylander lead Maple Leafs past Sharks 4-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Tavares and William Nylander each had a goal and assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Friday night.

Auston Matthews and Wayne Simmonds added goals, and backup goalie Joseph Woll stopped 34 shots as Toronto won for the eighth time in nine games. The Maple Leafs are 11-2 in November and have outscored their past three opponents 13-3. Toronto moved into a tie with Florida for first place in the Atlantic Division.

“I think we want to stay even-keeled but at the same time we’re enjoying each other right now,” Simmonds said. “We’re doing a good job of focusing in on our games and taking it one game at a time, one period at a time. But we are having a good time.”

The Sharks got a first-period goal from Nick Bonino, but their defense couldn’t hold up against constant pressure from the Leafs. James Reimer (13 saves on 17 shots), who has provided a spark in the net recently for San Jose, was pulled in the second period in favor of Adin Hill (16 saves).

The Sharks were slowed by sloppy puck handling much of the game.

“Turnovers all over the ice, and that’s when we get ourselves into trouble. We turn the puck over way too often,” Sharks center Logan Couture said. “We said going into tonight we want to play our style, not theirs. And their style is feeding off transitions and turnovers. We fed into their style and recipe for a 4-1 loss.”

Toronto jumped ahead just 31 seconds into the game.

Tavares alertly let a pass from Morgan Rielly slip past him, and it landed on the stick of Nylander, who beat Reimer for a 1-0 Toronto lead.

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Bonino tied it 4:44 into the first with his second goal in as many games for San Jose. But the Maple Leafs answered just 32 seconds later as Simmonds deflected David Kampf’s shot past Reimer for a 2-1 lead.

Matthews scored on a deflection of Timothy Liljegren’s shot in the san jose sharks playoffs period, increasing Toronto’s lead. Tavares added his 10th goal of the season on a power play shortly san jose sharks playoffs you’re having success and results and we’re doing good things, we talk about having an extremely high standard and pushing that level,” Tavares said. “That’s really what we want to be about.”

KASE SCRATCHED

Toronto right wing Ondrej Kase was scratched Friday after a heavy workload in Wednesday’s win over the Los Angeles Kings. The six-year veteran, who played in just three games last season because of injuries, has five goals and three assists in 21 games this season.

FLASHY MOVES

Sharks forward Alexander Barabanov, traded from Toronto to San Jose in April, nearly scored a highlight-reel goal against his former team. Racing down the right side into Toronto’s zone, Barabanov guided the puck behind his back and through his legs to shake Simmonds, who was defending. Barabanov couldn’t complete san jose sharks playoffs goal, appearing to lose control as he approached Woll at the net.

“I don’t play defense,” said Simmonds, a right wing. “He made a great move on me, but I’m not a defenseman.”

VLASIC’S MILESTONE

San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic played in his 1,100th NHL game. He is five games away from passing Joe Thornton for second place on the Sharks’ all-time list of games played.

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: Travel to Anaheim on Sunday to complete a four-game trip.

Sharks: Play at Chicago on Sunday to begin a five-game trip.

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Источник: https://www.nhregister.com/sports/article/Tavares-Nylander-lead-Maple-Leafs-past-Sharks-4-1-16654862.php

San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers in NHL playoffs after San Jose's OT win

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Both the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks clinched playoff spots on Tuesday, but only the latter skated out of SAP Center feeling satisfied.

Brent Burns broke a 16-game goal drought with his career-high 28th of the season at 3:10 of overtime to give the Sharks a wild 5-4 victory.

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"When you lose six straight, it's obviously a relief when you win one," said Sharks goalie Martin Jones, who made 24 saves. "Win or lose, we played a lot better tonight."

San Jose was on the verge of losing a seventh straight in regulation until Chris Tierney scored his second of the game and career-high ninth, at 17:45 of the third period, to rescue San Jose.

"Whether you think, 'Here we go again,' there was a feeling we were still going to get this," Sharks captain Joe Pavelski said.

The Rangers, who stormed back from a 3-1 deficit to lead 4-3 late, only needed the one point earned with the overtime loss to cinch a seventh straight playoff appearance.

"We didn't make a perfect game, but we got in the playoffs," New York captain Ryan McDonagh said. "But the big picture, san jose sharks playoffs gave ourselves an opportunity to compete for the best trophy in sports. We know our game isn't where it has to be for us to be successful in the playoffs. But we have some games here to fine tune things."

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Earlier in the third, New York's Jesper Fast tied the game 3-3 with a redirected goal at 1:24 and J.T. Miller converted on a power play at 4:44 -- his second score of the game and 22nd of the season -- to put the Rangers on top for the first time all night.

The Sharks played without center Logan Couture, who needed emergency dental repair after taking a puck to the mouth on Saturday.

"It's good we broke through tonight, especially with Couture out of the lineup," Tierney said. "We'll have to keep it going."

The teams traded goals in the second period as the Sharks took a 3-2 lead to the third.

San Jose built a two-goal edge at 11:38 when Tierney stickhandled through the slot, took the puck off Jimmy Vesey's stick and punched home a shot in close with goalie Henrik Lundqvist down and out.

"I'm extremely disappointed right now," Lundqvist said. "I'm glad we're in, but I want to get the job done. I want the win. We found a way to lose this one at the end. We played really well in the third. The second period wasn't great. I didn't come up with the extra saves we needed to win. That period I was exhausted and I was all over the place."

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But the Rangers struck back on the power play in the final minute to draw within a goal.

With Marleau off for interference, Derek Stepan capped a tic-tac-toe passing play to score his 16th goal of the season, from the bottom of the left circle with 22.4 seconds left in the period.

The Sharks got the good start they wanted for the first time in seven games, scoring first and potting a pair on nine shots in the opening 20 minutes for a one-goal lead.

Jannik Hansen scored his first goal in his ninth game with the Sharks, poking a loose puck from the side of the net behind Lundqvist at 1:44. Lundqvist (30 saves) overcommitted on a Mikkel Boedker chance in close to start a scrambling situation in his goal crease.

New York tied it when Miller won a battle on the boards against San Jose's Paul Martin and Melker Karlsson, then beat Jones with a shot from the right circle that caught a piece of Burns' stick on the way into the upper corner of the net. Miller's 21st goal of the season came at 13:30.

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The Sharks went ahead when Karlsson converted a 2-on-1 short-handed break with a wrist shot from the edge of the left circle while using Tierney as a decoy.

Returning after missing eight games with an injury, Karlsson became only the Sharks' fifth double-figure goal-scorer, getting his 10th at 18:01.

"For 39 minutes we didn't show up," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We didn't make a play. We didn't defend or execute. After our power-play goal, in the third we started to play. We were san jose sharks playoffs to come back. At the end of the night we got a point."

NOTES: D Dan Girardi replaced D Kevin Klein alongside D Ryan McDonagh on New York's top pairing. Girardi missed 12 games with an ankle injury before returning Saturday. Klein was out 16 games before playing in Anaheim on Sunday. . San Jose C Micheal Haley served a one-game suspension on Tuesday. . Rookie LW Kevin Labanc was recalled from the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL and slipped into the top line while Jannik Hansen moved to a third line alongside C Tomas Hertl and RW Mikkel Boedker. . LW Matt Puempel replaced LW Pavel Buchnevich on the fourth line. . LW Marcus Sorensen and D Dylan DeMelo were San Jose's healthy scratches, while D Adam Clendening, LW Tanner Glass, D Steven Kampfer and RW Brandon Pirri did not dress for New York.

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Источник: https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NHL/2017/03/29/San-Jose-Sharks-New-York-Rangers-in-NHL-playoffs-after-San-Joses-OT-win/7291490807374/
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Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for Los Angeles, which chased Sharks goalie Antti Niemi on Gaborik's beautiful goal early in the third period.

James Sheppard, Matt Nieto and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who couldn't finish off the second playoff sweep in franchise history.

The Kings were outscored 13-5 in the first two games at the Shark Tank before losing Game 3 in overtime, but the back-to-back Western Conference finalists finally produced a strong two-way performance when they faced an early playoff exit.

PHOTOS: Must-see playoff images

After three scoreless games, Brown had a key early assist and an empty-net goal for Los Angeles, which got points from 12 players in Game 4 after just 10 Kings scored in the first three games combined.

Williams got his first two goals of the postseason after dropping off the Kings' top line, matching his two-goal second period last year during Game 7 of Los Angeles' second-round victory over the Sharks.

Gaborik has three goals in his first four playoff games with the Kings, who are getting what they sought when they acquired the Slovak star from Columbus last month.

The Kings won another high-intensity edition of the rivals' third postseason series in four years. The final minute was marred by more goonery and shenanigans, including a wild fight between San Jose's Brent Burns and Los Angeles' Robyn Regehr after the final buzzer.

Los Angeles shuffled its top line for Game 4, putting Gaborik and Brown, who hadn't scored in the series, alongside center Anze Kopitar. The changes paid off just 4:08 in when Brown pushed the puck down the wing and flung it in front for Gaborik.

San Jose evened it with 7.3 seconds left in the period, finishing a dominant offensive shift with Sheppard's first goal in 21 career playoff games on a rebound in front.

Williams put the Kings back ahead on a power-play goal aided by Mike Richards, with both veteran forwards scoring their first points of the series. The Sharks pulled even again on Nieto's chip shot off defenseman Alec Martinez's shoulder.

Instead of deflating, the Kings kept pushing. After Williams reclaimed the lead by tucking in a long rebound off the end boards, Toffoli swept home san jose sharks playoffs loose puck that deflected off Andrew Desjardins' glove in the final minute of the period, sending Los Angeles into the third with a standing ovation.

Alex Stalock made several big saves in his NHL playoff debut after relieving Niemi.

Williams thought he had completed a hat trick with 8:50 to play, but his goal was waved off due to a cross-checking penalty on Jarret Stoll in front of the Sharks' net an instant earlier. Pavelski scored on a rebound moments later during the power play.

Источник: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/kings-sharks-game-4-score-highlights-los-angeles-san-jose-series-stanley-cup-playoffs-schedule-results/q9wbm4q5zbb51jarcr79brf9t

CHICAGO — The Sharks placed Evander Kane on waivers Sunday, likely spelling the end of his tumultuous tenure with the NHL team.

The other 31 NHL teams now have until 11 a.m. (PT) on Monday to claim Kane and add him to their roster. If Kane clears waivers, which he likely will, he will be assigned the Barracuda of the AHL.

Kane, assuming he clears waivers, said in a state farm bank interest rates that he will report to the Barracuda as his 21-game suspension for violating the NHL/NHLPA’s COVID protocol ends Monday.

Sharks assistant general manager Joe Will said Kane is expected to be at practice on Tuesday.

“We looked at all options that we had since the suspension started,” Will said. “We just decided that since he’s contracted hockey player, it’s the best thing at this time for him to continue to play hockey, and the best option for that right now is the Barracuda.”

The decision allows the Sharks to keep Kane away from the NHL while still they potentially try to work out a trade with another team. A report in the New York Post on Saturday indicated that an Eastern Conference team, not the Rangers, was showing interest in acquiring Kane.

Although there was speculation that they would simply pay him to stay home. the Sharks would likely have difficulty trading Kane if they couldn’t give him a chance to play.

“Anything is a possibility,” Will said when asked about a trade. “We continue to look at all options, and we’re not committed to any. We’ll pursue anything that’s there, as we do daily with our roster and our organization.”

In the statement made by Kane and his new agent, Dan Milstein, they said, “Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing Evander’s return to San Jose. We were not surprised by the Sharks’ decision to put him on waivers and, if he does clear, he will report to the Barracudas. Evander is looking forward to resuming his NHL career this season.”

Kane, 30, was under two investigations prior to the start of the regular season, including one that probed allegations of physical and sexual abuse that were made in court documents by his estranged wife, Anna.

The NHL on Oct. 18 announced it could not substantiate allegations of abuse, but suspended Kane for a quarter of the season for submitting a fake vaccination card. Kane, who, according to Will, is now vaccinated, has been skating on his own of late but has not practiced with the Sharks since the start of the team’s training camp in September.

Kane said in a statement after the suspension was announced in October that he “made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for,” adding that, “when my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey.”

The Sharks’ decision, first reported by this news organization, came hours before the team’s game with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at the United Center, the first of a five-game road trip.

Kane is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $49 million contract that he signed with the Sharks in May 2018. The deal carries an average annual value of $7 million. Kane is still owed over $20 million in salary, and another team would take on that entire cap hit and owe him that money if they claim him.

If Kane clears waivers, the Sharks would get $1.125 million in salary cap relief.

A report in The Athletic this summer indicated that friction had built up between Kane and his teammates throughout the 2020-2021 season, to the point where some Sharks players expressed to management that they no longer wanted Kane on the team. Their frustration san jose sharks playoffs from Kane’s perceived overall lax attitude toward team rules, including being late for practices and games.

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Kane in September told ESPN that he didn’t “necessarily know or believe that that’s true.” Regardless, the relationship between the Sharks and Kane had been fractured, perhaps beyond repair.

“I think that we like what we have in our room,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said. “We’ve built a pretty good atmosphere and culture and we’re going to continue to do that. This sort of allows us to put this behind us a little bit.”

Sharks captain Logan Couture said players were appraised of what the team’s plans were for Kane. Will has taken over day-to-day managerial duties from Doug Wilson, who is on a temporary medical leave of absence.

“Management, whether it’s Joe or Doug, has been in contact with players throughout the process,” Couture said. “Obviously, Doug’s going through his own stuff right now. So it’s more so Joe in the last little while. They’ve kept us up to speed.”

The Barracuda is slated to practice again on Wednesday and Thursday before a scheduled game Friday in Abbotsford, B.C. That area, though, has been affected by severe flooding and it is unclear if the game will be played.

Will added that Kane may not be ready to play in that game as he continues to improve his conditioning. He also has to adhere to team rules.

“We have club rules, a standard of conduct in place, which will be enforced,” Will said. “Like with any player, if things aren’t being adhered to, they will be addressed.”

Kane was originally acquired by the Sharks from the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 26, 2018, just before the NHL trade deadline, for forward Danny O’Regan and conditional first and fourth-round draft picks in 2019.

Kane helped the Sharks reach the second round of the NHL playoffs that season and as a pending unrestricted free agent, was signed to a hefty deal shortly after San Jose’s postseason run came to an end.

Since the start of the 2018-19 season, Kane has 152 points, including 78 goals. He was the Sharks’ most productive player last season with 49 points in 56 games.

Kane was drafted fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2009. He moved with the team to Winnipeg in 2011 and spent close to four seasons with the Jets before he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in Feb. 2015.

In 769 career NHL games, Kane has 506 points, fifth-most in his draft class.

Through the first 20 games this season, the Sharks had a 10-9-1 record and entered Sunday tied for fifth place in the Pacific Division.

Источник: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/11/28/evander-kane-to-be-placed-on-waivers-by-san-jose-sharks/

Stanley Cup playoffs 2014: Kings avoid elimination, san jose sharks playoffs Sharks in Game 4

LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Toffoli scored on his 22nd birthday during a three-goal second period as the Kings dodged a series sweep with a one-sided win that could plant a seed of doubt in their dominant California rivals' minds.

Game 5 is Saturday in San Jose.

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