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POSTED ON Friday, 03.22.2013 / 5:30 PM



Its hard to believe there is only a month left in the regular season. The season has gone by fast so far but we have a long way to go. One of our team goals was to make the playoffs.

We are on the bubble right now so we are really focused to finish the season strong and to have a great last month. Personally, I feel like I have improved a lot as the season has gone on and am looking to contribute to help the team end strong.

Our team is a close knit group. We have a good mix of veterans and young players, with many character guys. This year has been very different from what I have been used to, with the number of changes to our roster during the season.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.22.2013 / 2:07 PM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp

This week the NHL GMs got together to compare their notes and discuss the direction of the game. NHL-mandated visors was one of the key topics. Many players say they don’t feel comfortable with the shield or that their vision is impaired by the optics and the condensation of vapor on the shield. Every player in junior hockey wears the shield. US colleges go one step further demanding players wear full-face shields or full face cages. Expect this to be grandfathered into the league sooner rather than later.

Bravo to the NHL for their new realignment and schedule and playoff system. Fans should be thrilled with the fact that every NHL team will visit HP Pavilion every season. Players should be pleased with some travel reduction.

Travel is a fact of life for players in the NHL. But make no mistake NHL travel is nothing like vacation travel. Teams fly on charter jets, with AC power, internet, video and mounds of food. Upon landing in a enemy city there is a bus parked on the tarmac. Players walk down the plane steps straight to the bus. The bus takes the team to the front door of a not-too-shabby hotel. In the lobby room keys are laid out in alphabetical order. Next to the keys are fresh fruit, power/granola bars and sport drink. Something new this season…each player gets his own room. In the past it was only the goalies and well-seasoned veterans who got their own room. Part of the new CBA changed that.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 12:33 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Martin Brodeur has joined Evgeni Nabokov as the only two goaltenders to ever score a power play goal.

It happened on March 21, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina, while the Devils were on the power play. Brodeur had just returned to action after missing over a dozen games with an injury. As he tipped the puck away into the corner, the Devils were signaled for a delayed penalty. With Carolina’s Dan Ellis leaving the ice for an extra attacker, Jordan Staal gained control and attempted to pass the puck back to the point to defenseman Tim Gleason.

Staal missed. Gleason reached. He couldn’t get it. It bounced off the side boards and went all the way down the ice into the vacated net. The score was 1-0, New Jersey, and since the future Hall of Fame goaltender was the last to touch the puck for the Devils, he was credited with the goal.

Of course, in noting all of this, I couldn’t help but recall that Nabokov also scored a power-play goal, on March 10, 2002, in Vancouver. The Sharks were also on the power play and the net was also vacated, but the reason why was because it was late in the third period and the Canucks were desperately trying to come back in the game.

Nabokov had the puck to the side of his goal. He fired it. The puck went the length of the ice and into the net. Nabokov had scored the first power play goal by a goaltender in NHL history.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 11:00 AM
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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 9:10 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp




Keep submitting Sharks Territory photos, because every week we will post the best 3-5 photos of the week on the Daily Chomp blog. Fans will vote on their favorite photo each week. The winner of the week's best photo will receive a mini Sharks Territory sign autographed by their favorite Sharks player!

Check out this week's top fan photos and be sure to vote on which one you think is the best in the form below.
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POSTED ON Wednesday, 03.20.2013 / 5:19 PM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Jamie Breaks Down This Week's Topics

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.15.2013 / 1:00 PM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp




Keep submitting Sharks Territory photos, because every week we will post the best 3-5 photos of the week on the Daily Chomp blog. Fans will vote on their favorite photo each week. The winner of the week's best photo will receive a mini Sharks Territory sign autographed by their favorite Sharks player!

Check out this week's top fan photos and be sure to vote on which one you think is the best in the form below.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.15.2013 / 12:00 PM
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POSTED ON Wednesday, 03.13.2013 / 12:40 PM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp

The NHL’s return to the Bay Area with the San Jose Sharks in 1991 has been a huge success. Virtually every home game is sold out and the club is an annual contender. But the NHL was in Northern California nine up and (mostly) down seasons.

In the late spring of 1967 the NHL officially doubled its size from 6 teams to 12. Added to the Original Six were the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburg Penguins, St Louis Blues, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings and Northern California’s Oakland Seals. The Seals’ home ice was the brand-new Oakland Coliseum Arena. Goaltender Charlie Hodge was the first Seal, claimed from Montreal in the first round of the expansion draft. The Seals, like the other new teams selected from unprotected players, aging stars, prospects, journeymen and career minor leaguers.

The Seals struggled on and off this ice in their first season. The club went 15-42-17 in ’67-68 and home attendance was a disappointing 4,890 per game. Their second season saw things looking up. The Seals improved to 29-36-11, good for 2nd place in the expansion-only Western Division. They faced-off with their California rival Kings in the first round of the 1968 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Kings prevailed in 7.


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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2013 / 2:02 PM
By Randy Hahn - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

“Mixed emotions.” That’s how head coach Todd McLellan sized up Sunday night’s stunning overtime loss in Colorado.

As the Sharks have now reached the halfway point of the NHL season, mixed emotions also sums up the first 24 games. For the first 11 days and seven games, the Sharks could do no wrong. They were the hottest things on ice and the top line of Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski was running roughshod over the top of the scoring leaderboard.

But something changed on Groundhog Day in a 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville. The offense sputtered and after that some nights dried up completely. After scoring no fewer than four goals in each of the first five games, the Sharks failed to score that many in any of the subsequent 19 games, a streak that is still intact.

What happened? Where did the goals go? Did the team’s elite scorers forget how to put the puck in the net? What about the offense from Lines 2, 3 and 4? What about scoring from the blueline? These are all questions yet to be answered but certainly must be at the top of McLellan’s list.

And then there’s the good. After finishing one spot from the bottom on the penalty kill last year, the Sharks are third right now. It’s a strength that has kept them in many games the past six weeks.

The goaltending has been great to excellent. The Sharks are 5th in goals against per game. Solid goaltending, strong team defense and a good penalty kill are the foundation for any team hoping for postseason success, and the Sharks appear to have those pillars in place.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 20 11 4 5 54 50 27
2 NSH 18 12 4 2 52 37 26
3 VAN 19 13 6 0 58 56 26
4 CGY 20 12 6 2 63 53 26
5 STL 18 12 5 1 49 35 25
6 LAK 19 10 5 4 50 42 24
7 WPG 20 10 7 3 40 43 23
8 SJS 21 10 9 2 57 57 22
9 CHI 18 10 7 1 51 36 21
10 MIN 17 10 7 0 50 39 20
11 ARI 19 8 9 2 48 59 18
12 COL 19 6 8 5 47 61 17
13 DAL 19 6 9 4 53 67 16
14 EDM 19 6 11 2 48 65 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 21 7 12 3 19
B. Burns 21 7 11 -6 18
J. Pavelski 21 8 9 2 17
L. Couture 21 7 10 -1 17
P. Marleau 21 5 11 -2 16
T. Wingels 21 5 5 -4 10
T. Hertl 21 4 5 1 9
J. Braun 21 0 7 9 7
M. Vlasic 21 2 4 11 6
M. Nieto 20 1 5 -2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 1 .917 2.61
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