Archive for October, 2010

San Jose Earthquakes frustrated by lack of offense in 1-0 loss to New York Red Bulls in first game of MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff series

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, October 31, 2010

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES F #77 GEOVANNI 2ND HALF FREE KICK NY M #4 RAFAEL MARQUEZ FINISHED WITH 3 FOULS, COULD HAVE HAD MORE SAN JOSE M #12 RAMIRO CORRALES LINES UP FOR KICK IN 1ST A sellout crowd of 10,525 soccer coaches tried to direct the Earthquakes from the stands in the opening leg of [...]

Petrecki, WorSharks Defeat Providence In Overtime, 2-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Worcester Sharks stumbled again late in the third period but bounced back to grab a 2-1 overtime victory against the Providence Bruins during a Saturday matinee at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 3,079 fans. The route 146 rivals finish their Halloween home-and-home series Sunday afternoon in Providence. With Saturday’s early [...]

WorSharks Let One Slip Away Against Rochester, 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Worcester Sharks looked to have Friday night’s game well in hand with two early third period goals, but the Rochester Americans had other ideas and scored the last three goals of the contest to hand a 4-3 loss to the WorSharks Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 2,612 [...]

Joe Thornton scores first hat trick at HP Pavilion, top line combines for 13 points en route to 5-2 win over New Jersey Devils

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, October 28, 2010

LW #29 RYANE CLOWE FIGHTS NJ’S #22 MATT CORRENTE IN 2ND ALL-TIME NHL WIN LEADER #30 MARTIN BRODEUR AFTER 4TH GA IN 2ND MARLEAU, HEATLEY, THORNTON, CLOWE, MURRAY SUPPORT SF GIANTS More notes from the San Jose Sharks 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils will be posted soon. A photo gallery from the game [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, October 25, 2010

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show with Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon and Adam Proteau on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Adam and Jim return for another edition of THN Radio from Toronto. In the show’s opening block, Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle joins the guys to talk about the Leafs’ [...]

Combat Robots descend on San Mateo Event Center for Combots Cup V

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, October 25, 2010

TITANIUM SPARKS RESULT FROM A COLLISION INSIDE THE ARENA HW SEWER SNAKE ROBOT TAKES OUT TAG TEAM DEATH AND TAXES DUO According to extensive Sharkspage research, robots can’t be bargained with, they can’t be reasoned with, and they absolutely will not stop until their opponents are dead. Sunday night during the finale of the fifth [...]

WorSharks Sink Admirals, 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Worcester Sharks got goals from four different players and a multiple point game from Benn Ferriero to defeat the Norfolk Admirals 4-3 in a penalty filled contest Sunday afternoon at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 2,248 fans. After losing both games in Norfolk last weekend the WorSharks were looking to [...]

Sharks drop the hammer on Edmonton Oilers in 6-1 win, Thornton and Pavelski shine with 3 point nights

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010

The San Jose Sharks (3-2-1, 11th Western Conference) tried to exorcise all of their problems at once against an ill-fated Edmonton Oilers (2-4-0, 15th Western Conference) squad en route to a 6-1 win at Rexall Place on Saturday night. Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe and John McCarthy added even strength goals, Dany Heatley (PP), Joe Pavelski [...]

WorSharks Grab A Point In 4-3 Overtime Loss to Providence

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Worcester Sharks got late third period goals from Benn Ferriero and Justin Braun, who both had multiple point nights, to force overtime before dropping a 4-3 decision to the Providence Bruins during Saturday night’s home opener at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of a sellout crowd of 7,450. After an opening [...]

DOH Podcast #120: Stumble at home, Torrey Mitchell, defensive play of Vlasic and Wallin, and the Sharks goaltending tandem

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, October 22, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Sharks stumble out of the gate with two opening losses at home, a standout first four games for Torrey Mitchell, the recent defensive play of Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Niclas Wallin, and goaltending miscues on the 120th episode of the Dudes on Hockey podcast. This Sharks podcast is posted [...]

Carolina Hurricanes outwork Sharks to earn 5-2 win, San Jose winless streak reaches 3 games

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DEFENSEMAN #25 JONI PITKANEN SCORES 5TH GOAL FOR CAROLINA IN 3RD #8 PAVELSKI, #17 MITCHELL SANDWICH #15 TUOMO RUUTU #8 JOE PAVELSKI PULLS TRIGGER ON BACKHAND 180 SHOT IN 2ND The Carolina Hurricanes played a tighter 60 minutes and outworked the Sharks en route to a 5-2 win at HP Pavilion on Tuesday night. The [...]

Hockey Notes – October 19th

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SJ GOALTENDER #31 ANTTI NIEMI 1-1-0, .900SV%, 3.05GAA IN 2GP SHARKS 20-GAME RECORD SINCE LOCKOUT, * – IN PROGRESS – The Sharks are in a hurry up and wait scenario to start the 2010-11 NHL regular season. After coming 1 win shy of four straight 50-win seasons, expectations are high for the Bay Area franchise [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: suspension season, KHL vs NHL, Sharks defenseman Douglas “crankshaft” Murray

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, October 18, 2010

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Jim and Adam are back for THN Radio – and in the show’s first segment, THN Writer Ryan Dixon calls the guys to discuss the suspensions to Niklas Hjlarmarsson and James Wisniewski, [...]

Sharks Home Opener: Former Blackhawks Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd, 4 unanswered goals power Atlanta to 4-2 win over San Jose

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, October 18, 2010

5-ON-3 SHOT #12 MARLEAU IN 1ST, #15 HEATLEY SCORED ON REBOUND SAN JOSE RW/C #17 TORREY MITCHELL WINS WINS A FACEOFF The San Jose Sharks returned to the Bay Area from the European leg of their regular season schedule only to drop the Saturday home opener at HP Pavilion with a 4-2 loss to the [...]

WorSharks Sunk By Admirals, 7-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Worcester Sharks were caught sleepwalking again early in a game as they surrendered three goals on the first five shots against in route to a 7-2 loss to the Norfolk Admirals Saturday night at The Scope in Norfolk, Virginia in front of 3330 fans. For anyone interested in reading about the game they can check out [...]

Sharks sign captain Joe Thornton to 3-year, $21-million contract extension

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010

JOE THORNTON SIGNS 3 YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION – FILE PHOTO JOE THORNTON CAREER STATS IN BOSTON AND SAN JOSE The San Jose Sharks announced Saturday afternoon that center Joe Thornton signed a 3-year, $21-million contract extension to remain in teal for at least the next four seasons. “Joe stepped up and made a tremendous commitment [...]

DOH Podcast #119: Joe Thornton, Thomas Greiss clears waivers, and Jonathan Cheechoo in the AHL

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the pair of season opening San Jose Sharks games in Sweden, Antti Niemi, Antero Niittymaki, Joe Thornton’s shooting renaissance, goaltender Thomas Greiss clearing waivers, Jonathan Cheechoo’s performance in Worcester of the AHL and the playoff run of the San Francisco Giants on the 119th episode of the Dudes on [...]

WorSharks Blanked By Admirals, 4-0

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Worcester Sharks ran into a hot goaltender and were stymied on eight power play chances during a 4-0 loss to the Norfolk Admirals Friday night at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia in front of 4,835 fans. The WorSharks have a chance to erase that game from their memories quickly as they take on [...]

WorSharks Use Special Teams To Beat Back Pack, 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, October 11, 2010

The Worcester Sharks sandwiched two Benn Ferriero first period power play goals around an even strength Jonathan Cheechoo tally to take an early lead against the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday afternoon at the XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and then held on for dear life before surviving a final Hartford onslaught to win 4-3 in [...]

Mistake-Prone WorSharks Drop Opener to Bridgeport, 5-4

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Worcester Sharks opened the defense of their 2010-2011 American Hockey League Atlantic Division crown Saturday night, and despite two goals from Brandon Mashinter and multiple point nights from T.J. Trevelyan and Jonathan Cheechoo couldn’t overcome several mental lapses in losing a 5-4 shootout decision to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Arena at Harbor [...]