Archive for April, 2011

WCSF Game 1: San Jose Sharks earn come from behind 2-1 OT win against Detroit, Benn Ferriero steps into lineup and scores game winning goal on 24th birthday

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011

#78 BENN FERRIERO BATTLES #23 BRAD STUART SHORTLY BEFORE OT GOAL #78 FERRIERO IS MOBBED BY TEAMMATES AFTER OVERTIME GW GOAL IN GAME 1 #21 SCOTT NICHOL IS CHECKED ON TOP OF #35 JIMMY HOWARD IN 2ND The San Jose Sharks sent a message with a come-from-behind 2-1 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings [...]

WCSF Game 1: Post-game comments by San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011

SAN JOSE SHARKS HEAD COACH TODD MCLELLAN AT START OF OVERTIME Post-game comments by San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: It was great to see Benny (Ferriero) find a way to get the puck to the net. Didn’t use him a lot in the game. As it wore on and it felt like overtime [...]

Q-and-A with Detroit blogger George James Malik on the San Jose Sharks vs Detroit Red Wings WCSF series

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, April 29, 2011

FLASHBACK TO A SHARKS-WINGS BATTLE DOWN LOW IN THE 2010 WCSF George James Malik, formerly of Mlive.com and currently editing the prolific Malik Report on Kukla’s Korner, is a respected blogger in the traditional mould. Editing and compiling information from a wide number of sources, the Malik Report is a one stop shop to quickly [...]

DOH Podcast #146: 2011 Wings same as the 2010 edition, Sharks a much different club, second round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff predictions

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, April 29, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana try to pierce the Detroit Red Wings mystique, note the Sharks have won 7 of the last 9 regular season contests in addition to ousting Detroit in 5 games last year, compare a remarkably similar 2010 Wings to the 2011 Wings, and note the significant changes for San Jose this [...]

WCSF Game 1: San Jose Sharks vs Detroit Red Wings series preview, a changing of the guard?

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, April 29, 2011

SHARKS CENTER #8 JOE PAVELSKI VS ENTIRE LA TEAM IN ROUND 1 SHARKS WILL TEST DETROIT RED WINGS G #35 JIMMY HOWARD DETROIT RED WINGS 1ST ROUND WCQF VIDEO: Game 1: 4/13 @Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Game 2: 4/16 @Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Game 3: 4/18 Detroit 4, @Phoenix 2 Game 4: 4/20 Detroit 6, [...]

Shark Notes – April 27th

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SAN JOSE WILL FACE DETROIT FOR 2ND STRAIGHT POSTSEASON IN 2011 WCSF SAN JOSE SHARKS VS DETROIT RED WINGS 2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE Game 1: Friday, April 29 – Detroit at San Jose, 7PM, CSNCA/TSN/FSD Game 2: Sunday, May 1 – Detroit at San Jose, 12PM, NBC/TSN Game 3: Wednesday, May 4 – [...]

WCQF Game 6: Joe Thornton’s slip-and-slide OT game winning goal celebration signals a berth in the second round

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

#19 JOE THORNTON CELEBRATES OVERTIME GW GOAL IN GAME 6 – TSN Grizzled veterans often tell young rookies to act like you have been there before. Four Sharks scored their first career NHL goals this season (Andrew Desjardins, John McCarthy, Derek Joslin and Justin Braun) and nearly twice that many opposing rookies scored their first [...]

DOH Podcast #145: Series win over Los Angeles, controversial 5 minute major on Jamie McGinn late in the third period of a tied game, penalty kill, goaltender Antti Niemi

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss/celebrate the game 6 and opening round series win over the Los Angeles Kings, level harsh criticism at referee Dan O’Halloran for calling a 5-minute major on Jason Demers in the waning minutes of a 3-3 hockey game, describe the Sharks critical third period and overtime penalty kill as one [...]

WCQF Game 6: Post-series comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Post-series comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: You could think about it from that perspective (the 5 minute penalty kill being the turning point), but we also had a number of power plays that we weren’t very successful on. Probably at the end of the night it balanced out. It is magnified [...]

San Jose head coach Todd McLellan’s decision to go with goaltender Antti Niemi for game 6 is a critical one for series

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, April 25, 2011

SAN JOSE SHARKS GOALTENDER #31 ANTTI NIEMI WILL START GAME 6 IN LA SHARKS GOALTENDER #31 ANTTI NIEMI 27 years old, glove: left, 6-foot-2, 210-pounds 2009-2010 PLAYOFFS: 22GP, 16-6, .910SV%, 2.63GAA, 2SO 2010-2011 REGULAR SEASON: 60GP, 35-18-6, .920SV%, 2.38GAA, 6SO 2010-2011 PLAYOFFS: 5GP, 2-2, .855SV%, 4.30GAA, 0SO Goaltender Antti Niemi will get the call for [...]

WCQF Game 5: Kings withstand withering assault for 3-1 win, 51-save effort by Jonathan Quick brings series to 3-2

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011

#31 ANTTI NIEMI WAS PULLED AFTER ALLOWING 3 GOALS IN 1ST #32 JONATHAN QUICK MADE 51 SAVES SATURDAY NIGHT IN SJ #29 RYANE CLOWE ENTERED THE ZONE WITH PASS UP THE LEFT WING The Sharks are playing an entertaining brand of hockey, but it is not playoff hockey. San Jose allowed 3 first period goals [...]

WCQF Game 5: Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011

Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: No. They are trying to play that way throughout the season. I don’t think we let up at all at any point tonight as far as energy level goes. We still had a lot of jump in our legs. We were getting to pucks in [...]

WCQF Game 5: Sharkspage Fans of the Game

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011

SHARKSPAGE FANS OF THE GAME GET CREATIVE WITH SHARK-ATTACK-KING COSTUME THE TRIO WERE POPULAR WITH FANS AS THEY GIRDED UP FOR THE 3RD PERIOD Any time a Southern California team visits Northern California during the regular season you can expect unusual fan displays. During the playoffs, all bets are off. The most elaborate costume in [...]

WCQF Game 4: Sharks power to 6-3 win in LA, Kings on the brink trailing 3-1 in series

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, April 22, 2011

SHARKSPAGE FANS OF THE GAME CELEBRATE GAME 4 WIN IN LA – TSN The San Jose Sharks took control of game 4 with a burst of offense in the second and third periods, and took control of their opening round series with a 6-3 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ryane Clowe scored [...]

WCQF Game 4: Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, April 22, 2011

Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: We’ll take them (12 GF in Los Angeles). We had to earn them though. They are a very good hockey club. They play very hard, and very well defensively. We had to earn them. More importantly it is two wins. We didn’t play very well [...]

DOH Podcast #144: Euphoric comeback in game 3, how the Kings will respond to the collapse, SJ grit and no-quit

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the “euphoric” comeback from a 4-0 deficit in game 3, whether the defeat will cripple the Kings moving forward, how the Sharks will respond after two poor starts, whether San Jose has enough grit and no-quit to finish out the series, if Joe Thornton and Dan Boyle can bounce [...]

WCQF Game 3: Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Post-game comments by San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: I won a Stanley Cup before, so that was a pretty darn good one, but this is a game that you don’t expect to happen and hopefully it won’t repeat itself. It is something that we have to understand we are very fortunate to come [...]

WCQF Game 2: Emotions boil over for San Jose, string of undisciplined penalties allow Kings to even series with 4-0 shutout win

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011

#29 RYAN CLOWE TOOK PENALTY FOR ELBOW TO #8 DREW DOUGHTY IN 1ST #8 JOE PAVELSKI WINS FACEOFF VS #9 OSCAR MOLLER IN 2ND LATE IN 3RD #19 JOE THORNTON BATTLED #15 BRAD RICHARDSON FOR PUCK There was an unusual amount of positive comments from San Jose for the first game of the WCQF series. [...]

WCQF Game 2: Fan of the Game

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011

SHARKSPAGE’s FAN OF THE GAME FROM SATURDAY NIGHT It was a rough night on and off the ice for the home team Saturday night at HP Pavilion. This fan went above and beyond the call of duty and earned Sharkspage fan of the game honors.

Worcester Sharks 2010-2011 Season Awards

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011

With the Worcester Sharks regular season coming to an end without a playoff run, it’s time to start with the end of season paperwork. Up first are the “210 Awards”. For those new to the “210 Awards”, they are a mix of serious and (hopefully) slightly humorous awards named for the moniker this writer uses [...]