Archive for March, 2011

Asia League Ice Hockey Finals between Tohoku Free Blades and Anyang Halla cancelled due to Japanese earthquake and tsunami

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 ALIH FINALS CANCELLED – PHOTO FREEBLADES.JP Prohockeynews.com’s Robert Keith has the tragic story behind the cancellation of the 2011 Asia League Ice Hockey Finals. As the defending champion Anyang Halla squad out of Korea was traveling to face the hometown Tohoku Free Blades in a best-of-5 championship series, northern Japan was hit with the [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Zdeno Chara hit, Max Pacioretty, head shots, Calgary Flames, Terry Pegula

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2011

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Boomer and Adam welcome in THN editor-in-chief Jason Kay for the show’s opening segment; the guys debate Zdeno Chara’s controversial hit on Max Pacioretty, the NHL’s head shot issue, and teams to [...]

2010-11 Calder Trophy race a two-man affair between San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture and Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2011

SHARKS CENTER #39 LOGAN COUTURE LEADS ROOKIES WITH 212 SOG CAROLINA C #53 JEFF SKINNER LEADS ROOKIE SCORING RACE WITH 50PTS 2010-11 NHL ROOKIE SCORING RACE CALDER TROPHY RACE – ROOKIE GOALTENDING STATISTICS The internal debate that rises to the top of the 2010-11 Calder Trophy race has to begin with how deep the field [...]

WorSharks Split Home And Home With Sunday Afternoon 5-4 Win Over Connecticut

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Worcester Sharks got two goals from John McCarthy, another solid goaltending performance from carter Hutton, and points from ten other players to defeat the Connecticut Whale 5-4 Sunday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 4,247 fans. Connecticut would control the early going, but it would be the WorSharks that [...]

Brandon Dubinsky sinks Sharks in 6th round of overtime shootout, New York Rangers earn 3-2 win in San Jose

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011

#61 JUSTIN BRAUN PULLS PUCK OFF GOAL LINE IN 2ND – MSG The Sharks were concerned about an emotional letdown after a ‘game of the year’ candidate earlier in the week against the high profile Vancouver Canucks. Those concerns were not realized Saturday night in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers. As [...]

WorSharks Have A Whale Of A Problem With Connecticut

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Worcester Sharks got two goals from Tommy Wingels but that wasn’t nearly¬†enough as the WorSharks lost a 4-2 divisional contest the Connecticut Whale Saturday night at the XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Hartford, Connecticut in front of a crowd of 8,011. The loss was Worcester’s 5th in a row against The Whale and [...]

Wingels, Hutton Mash Monarchs 3-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Worcester Sharks got a power play goal from Brandon Mashinter and a shorthanded goal from Tommy Wingels, along with a fantastic effort by goaltender Carter Hutton to defeat the Manchester Monarchs 3-1 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire in front of a crowd of 5,184. Dan DaSilva had an empty net [...]

Irwin, Sexsmith Lead WorSharks Over Bears 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Worcester Sharks, playing without many of their offensive weapons, turned to defense and goaltending to help defeat the two time defending Calder Cup Champion Hershey Bears 3-2 Wednesday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 2,645 fans. Playing without offensive stars Jonathan Cheechoo, Jamie McGinn, and Benn Ferriero because of [...]

DOH Podcast #138: Detroit’s fall, Nashville win, potential playoff opponent, emergence of defenseman Jason Demers

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Sharks win over Nashville, loss to Dallas, how the Detroit Red Wings have fallen from grace with 4 straight losses, is Jimmy Howard a strength or a liability for the Red Wings, potential playoff opponents for the San Jose Sharks and whether or not the Stars would be [...]

Patrick Marleau sinks Predators in OT again, lamps game winner in 3-2 Western Conference tilt against Nashville

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

NASHVILLE GOALTENDER #35 PEKKA RINNE STOPPED 30 OF 33 SHOTS D #9 IAN WHITE #7 NICLAS WALLIN SANDWICH RW #24 MATT HALISCHUK SJ SHARKS GOALTENDER #31 ANTTI NIEMI EXTENDS FOR A GLOVE SAVE Notes from the San Jose Sharks 3-2 OT win over the Nashville Predators will be posted soon. A photo gallery from the [...]

Ich bin ein Earthquake

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, March 7, 2011

Inspired online video from the San Jose Earthquakes on the lasting impact of Ronald Reagan and San Jose’s 60′s-era aeronautical and industrial manufacturing building blight. “Keith Wolff, tear down this wall,” San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo said to throngs of soccer fans last Thursday while shaking a fake foam construction implement. Reagan’s message was [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Trevor Gillies suspension, head injuries, Calgary Flames

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, March 7, 2011

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 kick off another edition of THN Radio with THN writer Ryan Dixon to discuss the Trevor Gillies suspension, head injuries in hockey, and the Calgary Flames. In the second [...]

Sharks defenseman Jason Demers accidentally punched linesman Brian Mach after a double minor penalty hit by Dallas agitator Steve Ott

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 6, 2011

There were warning signs that Saturday night’s game between the San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars could get out of control. Already a pivotal division battle between two less than friendly teams, the playoff atmosphere boiled over on the ice late in the second period when Dallas Stars agitator Steve Ott took a 15-20 foot [...]

Two unanswered goals by Dallas Stars lead to 3-2 Sharks loss, San Jose’s win streak snapped at 8

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, March 6, 2011

SHARKS LW #29 RYANE CLOWE KNOCKED INTO DALLAS G #32 KARI LEHTONEN IN 3RD SHARKS RW #10 JAMAL MAYERS SPLAYED ON TOP OF #32 KARI LEHTONEN IN 2ND #19 JOE THORNTON FACEOFF WIN, #63 MIKE RIBEIRO FACEOFF LOSS IN 2ND If the San Jose Sharks 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at [...]

Machesney, WorSharks Are Kings Of Checkers In 2-0 Whitewash Of Charlotte

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Worcester Sharks played one of their best games in recent memory and behind Daren Machesney’s second shutout of the season defeated the Charlotte Checkers 2-0 Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 4,386 fans. The Checkers entered the game with the number one offense in the American Hockey League, [...]

WorSharks Choke Away Another Game, Lose to Manchester 3-2 In OT

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Worcester Sharks raced out to another first period two goal lead, but again the WorSharks were unable to finish off a game and were forced into overtime where they were defeated by the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 3,993 fans. Both squads would get [...]

DOH Podcast #137: NHL trade deadline, Rostislav Klesla, Dustin Penner, Sharks re-sign goaltender Antti Niemi

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss winners and losers at the NHL trade deadline, whether Rostislav Klesla to Phoenix or Dustin Penner to Los Angeles will make an impact, the San Jose Sharks recent win streak, Ryane Clowe’s shootout mastery of goaltenders Miikka Kiprusoff and Brian Elliott, whether Sharks GM Doug Wilson re-signed goaltender Antti [...]

WorSharks Sleepwalk Into Portland, Lose 6-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Worcester Sharks made far too many mistakes for a fresh team to overcome, never mind a squad playing their fifth game in eight days, and dropped a 6-2 contest to the Portland Pirates Tuesday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine in front of a reported crowd of 2,690 fans. Sharkspage [...]

Joe Thornton ties game late, Ryane Clowe provides shootout game winner in 2-1 win over Colorado Avalanche

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SETOGUCHI, THORNTON, FAN CELEBRATE GAME TYING GOAL IN 3RD BEFORE DEADLINE, AVS TRADED CRAIG ANDERSON FOR #30 BRIAN ELLIOTT #39 COUTURE COLLIDES WITH #48 HUNWICK, #30 ELLIOTT IN 2ND Notes from the San Jose Sharks 2-1 OT shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche will be posted soon. A photo gallery from the game is available [...]

Finding Nemo: San Jose Sharks ink goaltender Antti Niemi to 4-year, $15.2 million contract extension — also earns NHL 2nd star of the month, Sharks POTM honors

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NIEMI SIGNED 4-YR, $15.2M CONTRACT EXTENSION TUESDAY – FILE PHOTO The San Jose Sharks continued their trend of being ahead of the curve early Tuesday morning. Stanley Cup winning goaltender Antti Niemi was signed to a reported 4-year, $15.2 million contract extension. “We wanted Antti to remain a San Jose Shark and he wanted to [...]