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POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 8:35 AM PT
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Check back next week for a new question and prize.

This past season Sharks Captain Joe Thornton led the NHL in road assists and was tied for first in road points.

TRIVIA: How many points did Joe Thornton score on the road?

(Hint: Check out Jumbo's player page to find the answer)

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win an autographed Marty Havlat hat and Joe Thornton puck. Submissions must be received by Thursday, May 17 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).

This trivia contest has ended and is closed for any further submissions.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.10.2012 / 10:23 AM PT

To celebrate Sharks history, each week we will highlight moments of the past. So check back to the Daily Chomp each week to celebrate with us for Throwback Thursday. In addition, we will be giving away special Sharks throwback items every Thursday.

This week the Daily Chomp takes a look at the Sharks inaugural 1991-92 season.

Did you know... The Sharks first franchise win was against the Calgary Flames on October 8, 1991.

More from that year:
  • Pat Falloon was the Sharks leading scorer with 59 points (25 goals).
  • Doug Wilson was the Sharks Captain and was the first player to represent San Jose in the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 18, 1992.
  • George Kingston was the Sharks head coach.
  • The Sharks competed in the Smythe Division of the Clarence Campbell Conference against Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.
  • The Sharks inaugural season was interrupted from April 1-11 by first League-wide players strike.

Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

1991 Pop Culture:
  • The average price of a Superbowl ad was $800,000.
  • A gallon of gas cost $1.12.
  • The cool kids were listening to Nirvana's Nevermind album.
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the big film.
  • The Billboard Number 1 Song from December 7, 1991- January 24, 1992 was Black Or White by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
  • The Internet was launched to the public on Aug. 6, 1991 and number of computers on the net reaches 1 million.

Sharks Throwback Giveaway

Fill out the form below for a chance to win a unique Sharks Throwback prize. Increase your chances of winning and tweet using #SharksThrowback or text "Throwback" to 74499.

This giveaway has ended and is closed for any further submissions.
POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.9.2012 / 9:25 AM PT
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp

Sharks fans, are you traveling this offseason? Then make your destination Sharks Territory!

Bring a Sharks Territory sign when you travel and snap a photo of you and the sign with great views, historical landmarks, unique attractions or just about anywhere. Then, send us the photo with a short description and you will be entered to win prizes! Plus, we can show the world that Sharks Territory is EVERYWHERE!

Every Wednesday between now and September 19, we will post the best 3-4 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. Then, the 19 weekly winners will square off for the best photo of the offseason and the Grand Prize - a team signed, full size Sharks Territory sign plus two tickets to a 2012-13 game!

Go to to request your Sharks Territory poster and to submit your photo.

POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.8.2012 / 7:16 AM PT

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Check back next week for a new question and prize.

Sharks rookie forward Tommy Wingels was nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Masterton Trophy is awarded each season to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Wingels helped promote and support the You Can Play Project. The project is in honor of the late Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke.

Brendan was a student manager of the Miami University Hockey Team while Wingels served as the RedHawks captain.

TRIVIA: To this date, who is the only Sharks player to have won the Masterton Trophy?

(Hint: He was the first player in Sharks history to win an NHL award.)

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win a Sharks jersey and an autographed Tommy Wingels puck. Submissions must be received by Thursday, May 10 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).

This trivia contest has ended and is closed for any further submissions.

POSTED ON Friday, 04.27.2012 / 12:09 PM PT
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Time for my weekly Baker's Dozen.
  1. It doesn’t matter what round it happens, there is always an empty feeling when the season ends. All the great hockey and pressure of the stretch run in the regular season and the playoffs makes for an amazing roller coaster ride. Hockey is an emotional sport, and while a deserving St. Louis Blues team bumped the Sharks, the ride was still awesome.

  2. It’s been 19 years since a team from Canada won the Stanley Cup, the Montreal Canadians being the last team to do so back in 1993. With the Canucks and Senators losing in the first round there are no teams from Canada in the 2nd round this year. I don’t have the answer why, but it does beg the question…

  3. Coyotes vs. Predators: The good news, one of these teams will be headed to the Conference Finals. Bad news, a great story and season will end in the 2nd round. In a battle of amazing goalies, the Predators are healthier and their power play is better. Those two factors will be the difference.

  4. Blues vs. Kings: Stifling. Suffocating. No time. No space. This series has the potential to be the lowest scoring seven-game series in NHL history. If you like hard-nosed, gritty, disciplined hockey with great goaltending, that’s what you are about to get.
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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.25.2012 / 11:20 AM PT
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

It was all over, on a Saturday night in St. Louis, and it wasn’t in the script that the San Jose Sharks had written for themselves. They were shaking hands with the St. Louis Blues, after losing the Western Conference Quarterfinal round to the team that had nearly captured the Presidents’ Trophy during the regular season.

It was all over in a blink of an eye, a five-sentence paragraph that ended with an empty-net exclamation point from Andy McDonald, the speedy forward who was such a dominant thorn in the side of the San Jose Sharks for an entire playoff series. A second exclamation point was added by the subsequent explosion of the capacity crowd at Scottrade Center and so ended the San Jose’s quest for the 2012 Stanley Cup championship.

Without question, the early playoff exit brings back the memory of the spring of 2009 when San Jose was eliminated in the first round by the Anaheim Ducks in six games. Let’s not forget that after reevaluating that disappointment, the Sharks made two long runs to the Western Conference Final and were definitive Stanley Cup challengers.

After the too-quick ending this spring, the team will evaluate and will take a positive step forward again, with only the Stanley Cup on their minds. This condition is not unique to the Sharks. It is also happening in cities like Vancouver, Detroit, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, and depending on how Game Seven turns out in New York and in Boston, more cities could be added to the list.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.21.2012 / 6:00 AM PT
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp

It's game day in St. Louis as the Sharks and Blues battle it out in Game Five of the WCQF.

Check out the links below to prepare for the game. Be sure to circle back throughout the day as we'll update the Game Day Blog with current news, video interviews, and stories as they become available.

UPDATED: 2:20 PM Pacific

Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 5 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Thornton | Marleau | Clowe | Murray | McLellan ]

Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 5 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Hitchcock ]

GAME INSIDE THE GAME writer Eric Lindquist reports about the "Game Inside the Game" with line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures.
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Listen to Sharks Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky preview tonight’s Game Five matchup vs the Blues.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.20.2012 / 4:53 PM PT
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Time for my weekly Baker's Dozen.
  1. What a first week it has been in the playoffs. Here are what people are saying about the emotion, passion, overtime games, upsets, crossing the line, fights, suspensions and basically everything that has made the first round of playoffs more interesting than you could ever imagine.

  2. Nick Kypreos (on Twitter at @RealKyper) might have summed things up best: "#Flyers #Penguins #Sens #Rangers etc. Why is it so hard for some to understand consequences or not..players will do #anythingittakestowin ?"

  3. I have always believed that while the power play is very important, come playoff time it’s not as important as the penalty kill. You can win a series without tremendous PP but it’s really difficult to win a series if the PK is struggling. You have to score more goals, and if affects the confidence of players to play on the edge if they are scared to take a penalty. Sharks need to give up zero power play goals against in the next 3 games.
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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.19.2012 / 11:42 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp

Hockey Hot Stove: Episode 11

The Sharks Broadcasters are back with Episode 11 of the Hockey Hot Stove. In this installment, the broadcasters look at the first three games of the WCQF series between the Sharks and the Blues and look ahead to Game 4.

POSTED ON Thursday, 04.19.2012 / 11:30 AM PT
By Randy Hahn - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp
So Raffi Torres is in trouble for a questionable hit in the playoffs. What a shocker!

The Phoenix Coyotes forward has an in person hearing scheduled Friday, with the Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s head of player safety, to explain his predatory open ice hit on Chicago’s Marian Hossa in Tuesday night’s playoff game. Hossa left the ice on a stretcher and was briefly hospitalized. Hossa is likely out for the next game of the series and may not play again in the first round.

You can debate all day whether or not Torres’ hit was dirty or not but he’s already been indefinitely suspended, pending the hearing, and odds are he’ll get hit with a big suspension. Torres is a repeat offender, and if you’re a Sharks fan you know all about that.

In the 2006 playoffs the Sharks beat Nashville in 5 games in the opening round and moved onto Round 2 against Edmonton. The Sharks, a five seed, were favored over the eighth seeded Oilers. The Sharks won the opening game 2-1 and the second game by the same score. Two memorable things happened in game 2 of that series. The Sharks killed 101 seconds of a 5 on 3 penalty in that game (“greatest penalty kill in Sharks history”) and Raffi Torres blindsided Sharks rookie Milan Michalek with a shot to the head that knocked him out of the rest of the series. It’s no surprise that Torres went after Michalek. The now Ottawa Senator already had 3 assists in the series by the time Torres put him down for good. We know the rest of the story. The Oilers battled back from a 0-2 defecit, won the series in 6 games, and went on to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final where they lost to Bred Hedican and the Carolina Hurricanes.

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