Avalanche defeat Sharks 1-0, advance to Conference Finals
Patrick Roy stick save in the first
AP - Jack Dempsey

Patrick Roy makes 1 of his 27 saves in Game 7 in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Roy posted the first shutout of the series as the Avalanche move on to face the Detroit Red Wings.


Playoff goalie comparison
Patrick Roy vs Evgeni Nabokov


Playoff Notes - Round 2
Rob Blake
- Rob Blake: recovering from a leg injury, finalist for the Norris trophy, goal & assist in Game 4, two goals in Game 3, and two goals in Game 2. Series MVP?

- It Doesn't Get Any Easier by Catherine Frazier.

- [email from Melissa] What do the Sharks have to do to win 2 of the next 3 games?

[A] San Jose needs to drop all the respect it has for Roy, Forsberg, and Sakic and play old-time, punch them in the face hockey.

- Denmark is returning to the World Championships next year for the first time since 1949. That year Canada dropped a 47-0 loss on Danmark.

47 goals? The most goals scored by a team playing the Sharks is 13 [at Calgary 2/93].

Sharkspage will be Danish hockey central for next year's tournament. This year, Russia and Slovakia play for the gold medal.


Sharks win a tight game 3
Sharks put bodies in front of Roy and pick up a victory
Patrick Roy made 34 saves during a 6-4 loss to San Jose Monday night. The Avalanche trail the Sharks 2-1 in the series.

Key moment of the game: Evgeni Nabokov shuts down a breaking Joe Sakic, keeping the Sharks in the third period.

Thornton screens Roy on the game winning goal Mike Ricci
Patrick Roy's goalie mask closeup Graves vs Blake
Sundstrom in front of the net skating out of the Sharks mouth
Chris Drury Owen Nolan at warmups before his 2 goal breakout game


Before there were Sharks
Oakland SealsBefore there were Sharks, there were the Oakland Seals.

Check out Brad Kurtzberg's new sealshockey.com with a team history, hockey photos, and archived media guides. Keep an eye out for his upcoming book as well.


How do the Sharks respond to a playoff Blowout?
1994 game 6 vs DET
Wings 7, Sharks 1
next game: Sharks 3, Wings 2

1994 game 4 vs TOR
Leafs 8, Sharks 3
next game: Sharks 5, Leafs 2

1995 game 3 vs CAL
Flames 9, Sharks 2
next game: Flames 6, Sharks 4

2000 game 6 vs STL
Blues 6, Sharks 2
next game: Sharks 3, Blues 1

2001 game 3 vs STL
Blues 6, Sharks 3
next game: Sharks 3, Blues 2