Archive for December, 2010

WorSharks Silenced By Sound Tigers, 2-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, December 31, 2010

The Worcester Sharks got a third period goal from Jonathan Cheechoo and another good goaltending performance from Alex Stalock, but that wasn’t enough as the WorSharks dropped a 2-1 Thursday night contest to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 4,124 fans. The two teams meet again New [...]

Stalock, WorSharks Survive Falcon Attack, 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Worcester Sharks came off their extended holiday break at full steam and jumped out to an early two goal lead only to lose that lead in what has become an all too frequent third period collapse, but thanks to some very timely saves by goaltender Alex Stalock Worcester was able to grab the two [...]

WorSharks Sunday Contest Vs Portland Postponed

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 26, 2010

Press release courtesy of the Worcester Sharks. WORCESTER, MA– Worcester Sharks President Michael A. Mudd has announced that tonight’s Worcester Sharks game vs. the Portland Pirates (December 26th) has been postponed due to the threat of inclement winter weather.   The game has been rescheduled and will be played on Tuesday, January 18th at 7pm.   [...]

Logan Couture outshines strong crop of Oil rookies, Sharks down Edmonton 2-1

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

TAYLOR, TYLER OR LOGAN? LOGAN COUTURE BATTLES TAYLOR HALL #39 COUTURE BEATS #5 SMID FOR 18TH GOAL OF SEASON IN 2ND SHARKS D #44 MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC MARKS #89 SAM GAGNER More notes from the San Jose Sharks 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers will be posted soon. A photo gallery from the game is available [...]

Hockey Notes – December 20th

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, December 20, 2010

- HBO Sports debuted the premiere episode of 24/7 Penguins-Capitals Road to the Winter Classic on Wednesday night. The anticipated 4-part series was created to bring viewers behind the scenes of the National Hockey League, and engage fans with the personalities and organizations in the leadup to the 4th annual outdoor Winter Classic on New [...]

WorSharks Silenced By Sound Tigers, 7-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Worcester Sharks fell behind early, then got goals from newcomer David Marshall and T.J. Trevelyan to even the score, only to give up the next five goal in the contest for a 7-2 shellacking by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night at Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut in front of a crowd [...]

WorSharks Lose More Than Just The Game In 3-2 Overtime Loss to Whale

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Worcester Sharks missed several golden opportunities in regulation to put away the Connecticut Whale but couldn’t capitalize on any of them, and then gave up the game winning goal with just 29.5 seconds left in overtime to drop a 3-2 contest Friday night at the XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Hartford, Connecticut in [...]

Sharks holiday video celebrates the hockey sweater

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, December 18, 2010

MARLEAU, THORNTON, BOYLE, HEATLEY, NICHOL, CLOWE + SWEATERS DAN BOYLE, SLAPPY SING A MOVING ‘I SAW SANTA KISSING RANDY HAHN’ RYANE CLOWE SINGS ‘HAVE A JOLLY FIST FIGHT’ The San Jose Sharks and SVSE released their annual holiday video, this time with more polyester. Besweatered forwards Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Scott Nichol and [...]

Sharks blow late third period lead against Nashville Predators, allow pair of goals in final minutes in 3-2 loss

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010

San Jose head coach Todd McLellan blasted his team after a late third period collapse allowed the Nashville Predators to tie, and then earn a 3-2 win over the Sharks on Wednesday night. “Absolutely unacceptable,” McLellan said in a post-game press conference. “It is called game management, and it was poor.” Belarusian left winger Sergei [...]

Interview with Fox Sports and The Hockey News trade expert Lyle “Spector” Richardson

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Longtime Fox Sports and The Hockey News trade rumor expert Lyle “Spector” Richardson answered a few questions Tuesday about Evgeni Nabokov’s return to the NHL, the Sharks goaltending tandem of Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki, which potential defenseman are available on the trade market for San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson, how many NHL teams [...]

DOH Podcast #127: Evgeni Nabokov leaving KHL, Sharks recent upswing, listener questions

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss Evgeni Nabokov’s departure from the KHL and impending return to the NHL, the Sharks recent upswing against several competive teams and answer listener questions on the 127th episode of the Dudes on Hockey podcast. This Sharks podcast is posted here with permission. Visit dudesonhockey.com for more coverage of the [...]

Dallas Stars win battle for first in Pacific Division, down Sharks 3-2 in OT shootout

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SHARKS D #65 DEREK JOSLIN SCORED HIS 1ST NHL GOAL IN 47GP RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU MADE A SPECTACULAR BLOCKER SAVE IN 2ND SAN JOSE CENTER #8 JOE PAVELSKI CREATES TURNOVER IN 1ST The San Jose Sharks had an opportunity to tie the Dallas Stars for first place in the Pacific division with a [...]

Second look at Logan Couture’s shootout non-goal against Dallas goaltender Andrew Raycroft

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LOGAN COUTURE’S NON-GOAL AGAINST ANDREW RAYCROFT IN SO – CSNCA The San Jose Sharks lost the ability to move into first place in the Pacific Division when the Dallas Stars took them to overtime on Monday night. Trying to get the critical extra divisional point in the overtime shootout, rookie Logan Couture opened the skills [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Adam and Boomer are at the XM studio in Toronto for another edition of THN Radio; in the first segment of the show, Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks joins the guys to [...]

SKA St Petersburg and Evgeni Nabokov part ways in first year of 4-year, $24 million contract due to family reasons

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, December 13, 2010

GOALTENDER EVGENI NABOKOV PARTS WAYS WITH KHL TEAM – PHOTO SKA One of the KHL’s biggest offseason additions has parted ways with his team this morning in a blow to the league’s emerging status. SKA St Petersburg announced Monday that the club’s contract to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov was rescinded in the first year of his [...]

WorSharks Grab Shootout Victory Over Bridgeport, 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Worcester Sharks got three second period goals to battle back from an early two goal deficit, and were eight seconds away from victory when the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tied the contest with a shorthanded goal. The WorSharks continued to play hard through the extra stanza and on through the shootout where they came out [...]

Sharks inch past Blackhawks in intense overtime affair, Ryane Clowe scores twice as San Jose powers to 2-1 win over defending Stanley Cup champs

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010

SJ GOALTENDER #31 ANTTI NIEMI STOPPED 28 OF 29 SHOTS SHARKS BLACKHAWKS SCRUM IN 3RD, HEATLEY-KEITH, THORNTON-TOEWS CHI GOALTENDER #50 COREY CRAWFORD DENIED BID FOR 8TH STRAIGHT WIN WITH 2A SATURDAY, #44 MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC HAS 3PTS IN LAST 2G Sometimes scoreboards lie. Thursday in the finale of a grueling 5-game road trip in Buffalo, the [...]

WorSharks’ Pair Of Threes Beats Devils, 6-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Worcester Sharks entered the final twenty minutes of Saturday night’s contest leading 3-0 and then had another third period collapse that allowed the Albany Devils to tie the game at 3-3, but the WorSharks stormed back over the last five minutes to take the game 6-3 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New [...]

WorSharks Lose To Monarchs, 4-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Worcester Sharks got 46 shots on goal but could put only one past Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones in a 4-1 loss Friday night to the Manchester Monarchs at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Matt Irwin got the lone goal for Worcester, with Sean Sullivan and Andrew Desjardins assisting on the power [...]

Sharks overcome 3-goal third period deficit and near-OT game winner by Mike Richards in 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia Flyers

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, December 9, 2010

TIME EXPIRED BEFORE MIKE RICHARDS OT SHOT CROSSED GOAL LINE – CSN Versus Hockey Central host Bill Patrick asked if the Sharks-Flyers contest on Wednesday was the game of the year? The stunning 3-goal third period comeback that lead to San Jose’s 5-4 OT shootout win over Philadelphia was close, but it may not even [...]