Archive for April, 2010

WCSF Game 1: San Jose Sharks set tone with hard work and three points by Joe Pavelski in game 1, down Red Wings 4-3

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, April 30, 2010

#8 JOE PAVELSKI FALLS BUT WINS FACEOFF VS #40 ZETTERBERG IN 1ST FANS CELEBRATE JOE PAVELSKI’S SECOND GOAL ON 3RD PERIOD PP #33 DRAPER AND #22 BOYLE CRASH INTO GOALTENDER #20 EVGENI NABOKOV Notes from the San Jose Sharks 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings in game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals will [...]

WCSF Game 1: Detroit Red Wings gameday skate video, pre-series comments by head coach Mike Babcock

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010

A few raw video clips of the Detroit Red Wings morning skate, a shoot around with starting goaltender Jimmy Howard, and the post-practice media scrum with head coach Mike Babock is available on youtube here. The lineup at the Sharks morning skate was status quo, with Torrey Mitchell joining Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton on [...]

WCSF Game 1: Detroit Red Wings gameday practice photo gallery

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010

DETROIT RED WINGS ROOKIE GOALTENDER #35 JIMMY HOWARD THURSDAY IN SJ GOALTENDER #35 JIMMY HOWARD, 6-FOOT-0, 210-POUNDS, 26 YEARS OLD A small photo gallery from the Detroit Red Wings pregame skate Thursday is available here. Video of the practice and pregame notes will be posted soon.

WCSF Game 1 preview: A look back at Colorado, a look ahead to Detroit

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010

#17 TORREY MITCHELL JOINED THORNTON AND MARLEAU ON TOP LINE SAN JOSE DEFEATED COLORADO IN THE WCQF 4-2 San Jose Sharks preview: The Sharks stressed a theme of overcoming obstacles prior to the start of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they would return to that theme early and often in the first round against [...]

DOH Podcast #97: Colorado finish, upcoming Detroit series, report card

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana break down the Colorado Avalanche Western Conference Quarterfinal finale, preview the upcoming Detroit Red Wings series, and grade the lineup top to bottom on the 97th episode of the Dudes on Hockey podcast. This Sharks podcast is posted here with permission. Visit dudesonhockey.com for more coverage of the team, or [...]

Joe Pavelski 4-27 NHL conference call transcript

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

OCTOBER WAVE MAGAZINE COVER OF JOE PAVELSKI, PHOTO/JON SWENSON A transcript of today’s NHL conference call with San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski: [DAVID KEON] Good afternoon, everyone. I’m David Keon of the National Hockey League’s public relations department and I’d like to welcome you to today’s call. With us we have San Jose Sharks [...]

Dany Heatley loses opening pitch duel with 17-year old girl at AT&T Park

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

San Jose Sharks right wing Dany Heatley learned the first rule of Bay Area major league baseball Monday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, always root for the Oakland Athletics. On the mound to throw out the opening pitch, Heatley watched as the young girl that preceeded him threw a high arcing strike. With [...]

San Jose Sharks right wing Jed Ortmeyer named as finalist for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SHARKS RW #41 JED ORTMEYER NAMED AS FINALIST FOR MASTERSON TROPHY San Jose Sharks right wing Jed Ortmeyer was named Monday as a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Defenseman Kurtis Foster of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and goaltender Jose Theodore of the Washington Capitals, join Ortmeyer in contention for the annual award given [...]

Darryl Hunt: Zalewski, WorSharks Win Game One Over Manchester 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Worcester Sharks overcame an early two goal deficit and scored three goals in the third period to defeat the Manchester Monarchs 4-3 in game one of their best of seven Atlantic Division Final Sunday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Game two is Wednesday in Worcester. The last thing the WorSharks wanted [...]

WCQF Game 6: Pavelski shines with 2 goals, assist — Sharks down Avalanche 5-2 and advance to Semifinals

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, April 25, 2010

The San Jose Sharks closed out the WCQF with a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at the Pepsi Center. Clutch center Joe Pavelski scored 47 seconds into the game, added an assist on Dan Boyle’s game tying goal, and roofed the game winner 9:02 into the third period. Devin Setoguchi and Douglas [...]

Post-series comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan and Colorado Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Post-series comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: “It was a hell of a game tonight. They played extremely hard. We knew they would do that. The third kind of mirrors what has happened throughout the whole series. We picked that overcome theme in the beginning. With about 8 or 9 minutes left [...]

NCSF Game 4: Stockton dominant with 6-2 win over Bakersfield in ECHL Battle of California playoff matchup, lead series 3-1

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010

STOCKTON THUNDER FORWARD #37 MATT MARQUARDT DRIVES ZONE IN 2ND YOUNG FAUHAWK WEARING STOCKTON THUNDER FAN CHEERS TEAM 2005 ANAHEIM 7TH ROUND DRAFT PICK J.P. LEVASSEUR 17 SAVES ON 22 SHOTS The Stockton Thunder exploded for 3 goals in a span of 5:09 against Bakersfield on Friday night. In what has been a very tight [...]

Steve Ott scores first career hat trick in 5-1 win over San Jose, Sharks served a wake up call

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Sharks failed to build on a successful homestand, registering a 5-1 loss at Dallas in a lethargic opening to a 4-game road trip. Less than a minute into the game Mike Ribeiro took a bizarre unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during an offensive zone faceoff. It was the Stars who would open the scoring short handed. [...]