Archive for May, 2011

WCSF Game 5: Sharks let another opportunity slip away, Red Wings score three unanswered goals in third to send series back to Detroit

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, May 13, 2011

#8 JOE PAVELSKI TIPS SHOT PASSED #35 JIMMY HOWARD FOR GOAL IN 2ND #51 VALTTERI FILPPULA WINS FACEOFF AGAINST #21 SCOTT NICHOL IN 3RD SHARKS CRASHED NET AND #35 JIMMY HOWARD REPEATEDLY IN 1ST San Jose dominated 41 minutes of game 5, but the Red Wings slowed down the pace of the game and watched [...]

Move to new server completed

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, May 13, 2011

Sharkspage’s move to a new server was completed last night. Files were moved from one server to another without any problems, but a database that allowed for blog posting was corrupted in the move. Thanks to longtime friend of the blog J.B. for helping to get everything back up and running. An archive item and [...]

DOH Podcast #148: Reaction to Sharks loss to Detroit in Game 5, Patrick Marleau controversy, Datsyuk and Zetterberg reunited, struggling power play, predictions for game 6 in Detroit

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, May 9, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss their intense reaction to Detroit’s come-from-behind win in game 5, the silent atmosphere in the tank for the third period, Mike Babcock’s decision to reunite Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, whether the Sharks as playoff choker meme has been reignited, E.J. Hradek, Jeremy Roenick and Adrian Dater’s criticism of [...]

WCSF Game 3: Post-game comments by San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Post-game comments by San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: We are just trying to win games. There is no talk, or any thought about (tying Montreal’s record for playoff overtime victories). Again, the teams are so evenly matched. It is a bounce, a break, a save here or there that went our way tonight. [...]

Versus/TSN national television numbers for Sharks first round series against LA, NBC’s matinee broadcast of WCSF game 2 a hit in San Jose and Detroit

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A partial list of Versus (U.S.) and TSN (Canada) national broadcast numbers for the Sharks first round WCQF playoff series against Los Angeles: Versus 2011 SJ-LA WCQF: Game 1, Thu 4/14: 381,000 Game 2, Tue 4/16: 457,000 Game 3, Thu 4/29: 300,000 Game 4, Sat 4/21: 316,000 (JIP) Game 5, Sat 4/23: 455,000 Game 6, [...]

DOH Podcast #147: strong start to the series, how evenly matched San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings are, snowshowers

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the San Jose Sharks strong start to their WCSF series, the return trip to Detroit for games 3 and 4, how even the matchup is, Lidstrom’s hit post at the end of game 2, adjustments that Detroit might make, whether or not San Jose sticks to a gameplan that [...]

Fear the Playoff Beard: Can the Sharks steal some of Brian Wilson’s playoff beard mojo?

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BRIAN WILSON’S LEGENDARY BEARD VS SHARKS PLAYOFF BEARDS SHARKS C TORREY MITCHELL’S RESPECTABLE 2010 PLAYOFF BEARD The San Francisco Giants rode closer Brian Wilson and his Fear the Beard power to a World Series title last November. It broke a 56-year championship drought for the city by the bay. The ensuing celebration is only starting [...]

WCSF Game 2: Niclas ‘Secret Weapon’ Wallin and Ian ‘Secret Weapon ptII’ White score in 2-1 win, series tightens as Sharks take 2-0 lead

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, May 2, 2011

SHARKS RW #15 DANY HEATLEY DEFLECTS SHOT ON GOAL BETWEEN LEGS IN 2ND DETROIT G #35 JIMMY HOWARD STOPPED 35 OF 37 SHOTS DETROIT C #13 PAVEL DATSYUK FIRES SHOT OFF POST IN 1ST The San Jose Sharks broke out their secret weapon in a 2-1 afternoon win over the Detroit Red Wings, earning a [...]

WCSF Game 2: Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Post-game comments from San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan: Ben (Eager) is an important part of our team. He has a role to fill. He is a big, physical guy. He gets in some scrums every now and then. He understands his job. We won the game and he was part of it. We [...]