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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.19.2012 / 8:30 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp



The San Jose Sharks are set to take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 in the WCQF round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues lead the series 2-1 entering the night's play.

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.

Also, come back to SJSHARKS.com prior to the start of Game 4 and postgame to see live streaming of the pregame warmup and coaches' press conferences. See SJSHARKS.com/livestream for more details.

UPDATED 3:55 PM Pacific

SHARKS PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 4 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Thornton | Pavelski | Handzus | Havlat | McLellan ]

BLUES PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 4 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Hitchcock ]

GAME INSIDE THE GAME

SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist reports about the "Game Inside the Game" with line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

SHARKS - BLUES REACH TIPPING POINT
ESPN.com reporter Pierre LeBrun writes Game 4 will be important for both teams, as the Sharks can even the series at 2-2 or find themselves in a 3-1 series defecit heading into Saturday night's game.
[ Cross Checks Blog ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES

St. Louis Blues head Coach Ken Hitchcock said that goaltender Brian Elliot will start Game 4. Hitchcock said that although Jaroslav Halak has skated since he was injured in Game 2, but he will not be available to backup Elliot tonight.
[ StLouisBlues.com ]

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.16.2012 / 8:05 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


It's game day in San Jose as the Sharks take on the Blues for the first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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 3:25 PM Pacific

SHARKS PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 3 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Couture | McLellan ]

BLUES PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 3 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Hitchcock ]

SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW
SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist previews Monday night's game, including storylines, matchups, and trends to watch.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

GAME INSIDE THE GAME
SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist reports about the "Game Inside the Game" with line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

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POSTED ON Sunday, 04.15.2012 / 12:15 PM

The results for the "Fan Favorite Award" were announced at  Fan Appreciation Night on April 7, 2012. Over 7,000 votes were cast and Patrick Marleau was named the "Fan Favorite" for the second year in a row. The Grand Prize winner received two (2) tickets to the Sharks “Fan Appreciation Night,” two Zamboni rides, the opportunity to meet their favorite Sharks player and receive that player’s jersey on the ice following the game. The winner also received a pre-game tour of HP Pavilion prior to the game. The grand prize winner, David Okimoto, gives us his account of this unforgettable night: 

This past Saturday was one of the most memorable evenings of my life, as it's not every day that a professional athlete shakes your hand and hands you the jersey literally off his back. While it's not quite mega-millions lucky, I overcame some pretty daunting odds to be the grand prize winner of the Sharks Fan Favorite contest. I can best describe getting the phone call notifying me of my victory as stunning. I was at work, didn't recognize the number and almost didn't answer the call! Once I found out everything I had won, time moved at a crawl until Fan Appreciation Night finally arrived.

The tour of HP Pavilion far surpassed anything I anticipated. The building is truly huge, and most people don't get to see a fraction of how big it actually is. The offices, locker rooms, press areas, and storage areas create a maze of passages that I was fortunate enough to explore. Seeing all the framed photos of every Sharks team in history was a big thrill, as was watching Doug Wilson walk right past me in the lobby. After touring the rafters above the ice, I felt a bit bad for Randy, Drew, Dan, and Jaime as their recent move to the rafters is way, way up there...no where near as close as their previous perch from the front of the upper bowl. I guess my season tickets in the last row of the upper bowl are closer that I thought!

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.14.2012 / 9:00 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp



It's game day in St. Louis as the Sharks and Blues battle it out in Game Two 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 AT 3:01 PM Pacific

STEWART BENCHED, OTHER LINEUP CHANGES
Belleville News Democrat reporter Norm Sanders writes that the big news out of the Blues locker room this morning is Chris Stewart removed from the lineup.
[ BND.com ]

SHARKS PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 2 in St. Louis.
[ SHARKS TV: Vlasic | Couture | McLellan ]

BLUES PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 2 in St. Louis.
[ SHARKS TV: Perron | Hitchcock ]

GAME INSIDE THE GAME
SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist reports about the "Game Inside the Game" with line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

LINEUP CHANGES FOR ST. LOUIS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock will be replacing Chris Stewart, Ryan Reaves and Kent Huskins with Mike D’Agostini, B.J. Crombeen and Carlo Colaiacovo..
[ Working the Corners ]

McLELLAN WANTS TO SEE SHARKS PUSH
CSN California Insider Kevin Kurz spoke with Sharks head coach Todd McLellan would like to see the Sharks be in the opponents zone the first five or seven minutes, win faceoffs, and go to work.
[ Sharks Talk ]

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.13.2012 / 3:50 PM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Time for my weekly Baker's Dozen.
  1. Marty Havlat did in his first playoff game for the Sharks what only two players have done in Sharks history; score an overtime goal in a game that went beyond the first overtime. Game one against the Blues was only the sixth game in Sharks playoff history that went to double overtime or beyond. It was the fourth double overtime game while the Sharks have lost a triple overtime and a quadruple overtime game in their playoff history.

    Havlat joins Patrick Rissmiller who scored in double OT in game 1 against Nashville on April 11, 2007 and Ray Whitney who scored in double OT in game 7 against Calgary on May 19, 1995 as the only Sharks players to score in double OT.
    #HavlatTime

  2. The Sharks as a franchise are 9-4 when winning the first game of a playoff series and 4-10 when losing the first game of the series. Like scoring the first goal in a game, winning that first game is very important.
    #PlantTheSeedOfDoubt

  3. If winning the first game is so important, why do I often say the series doesn’t start until after the 1st game? Because that is when one team is desperate, angry, and will do anything to not go down 2-0 in the series. Games 2,3 and 4 are often the nastiest and meanest games in a series. Game 1 usually has a feeling out process and by the time you get to game five discipline becomes a huge deterrent for players to do something foolish on the ice.
    #LosingTeamStewsFor2Days

  4. If the first two days of the playoffs are any indication we are going to enjoy a wild ride. There have been seven games and four of them have gone to ovetime.
    #SleepDeprivationTimeOfYear
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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 8:30 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp



It's game day in St. Louis as the Sharks take on the Blues for the first game of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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 AT 4:10 PM Pacific

GAME INSIDE THE GAME
A special look at the special teams battle expected between the Sharks and Blues is taken by SJSHARKS.com staff writer Eric Lindquist.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

McLELLAN: "
OPENING ON THE ROAD... IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF"
Watch Sharks head coach Todd McLellan in his pregame press conference meet with members of the media to discuss tonight's game.
[ SHARKS TV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM REPORT

Watch Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster preview tonight's game with Sharks forward Dominic Moore.
[ SHARKS TV ]

McLELLAN MAINTAINS HUMOR, PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE
ESPN.com reporter Pierre LeBrun writes that although McLellan still receives headaches day-to-day as after effects from getting hit in the head while on the bench, he still keeps his sense of humor about the situation. LeBrun also previews tonight's showdown talking about playoff experience and possible lineups.
[ Cross Checks Blog ]

A NEW ROAD, HALAK VS NIEMI

CSN California Insider Kevin Kurz spoke with Sharks head coach Todd McLellan about opening up on road for the first time of his playoff career as the head guy. Kurz also writes about other trends and note-worth quotes in his 'What to Watch For' game preview blog.
[ Sharks Talk ]

MITCHELL & DEMERS IN, WHITE OUT

CSN California columnist Ray Ratto reports that Mitchell will return from injury and Daniel Winnik will be paired with Tommy Wingels and Andrew Desjardins on a line. Ratto also says that Jason Demers will skate along side Justin Braun as a pairing, while Colin White wil be out of the lineup.
[ Sharks Talk ]

PERRON REMEMBERS HIT, HARD OUT THE GATES

Mercury News beat writer David Pollak spoke with Blues forward David Perron and members of the Sharks locker room about seeing a competitive opening 10 minutes to the game.
[ Working the Corners ]

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 8:00 AM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp


To steal a marketing idea from the San Francisco Giants, late March and early April have been 'torture' for Sharks fans. Torture in a good way. For the past four weeks every Sharks win was salvation, every loss too much to live with. Entering last Thursday there was still a chance that San Jose would not qualify for NHL post-season play. Unthinkable for the Sharks.

Catapulted by some of the best regular-season hockey in memory, it was the Sharks' sweep of division foes Dallas and LA that have bolstered Teal-tinted Cup aspirations. While tournament seedings, and regular season stats provide the basis for prognosticators world-wide, all that matters now is the team that hits the ice this Thursday in St. Louis. The Sharks won 6 or 8 down the high-stress stretch, they appear to have found their game and their confidence.

Unlike seasons in the past San Jose enters round 1 as the underdog. In round 1 it will be the St. Louis Blues who must wear the tag of favorite. St. Louis had a fantastic year. Following their stumble out of the gates, Ken Hitchcock was tapped to take over the coaching reigns of the Blues. Hitchcock's bench record speaks for itself. He's won a Cup in Dallas and has also coached some very good teams in Philadelphia. But are the Blues ready for prime-time? No question they have some of the most promising young players in the league. David Backes, TJ Oshie and David Perron are hard workers up front. The blueline is anchored by Alex Piedrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk. And in goal Jaroslav Hallak and Brian Elliot have posted some gaudy stats in goal. 9 Blues players have registered 10+ goals in the regular season.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.11.2012 / 4:15 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp


As the San Jose Sharks get set to begin their Stanley Cup playoff journey with Game One in St. Louis on Thursday, the National Hockey League is getting the best radio and television broadcast coverage in history.

Each and every San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup playoff game will be airing on Classic Rock KFOX 98.5/102.1 FM and the San Jose Sharks Radio Network affiliate stations nearest you. Jamie Baker and I have always appreciated your loyal listenership, and we look forward to bringing you every minute of every game that the Sharks play.

Because of the Sharks Radio Network affiliate station group, and now because of satellite and digital radio platforms, our radio audience has continued to find more listeners. In fact, because of SiriusXM and internet streaming radio, a larger and larger audience of hockey fans beyond the range of KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network has been able to listen to every minute of every Stanley Cup playoff game for years.

Well, this season, the television world is catching up to their radio brethren. Because of the NHL’s years of work with NBC and Versus, the League has been a major beneficiary of the merger between NBC Universal and Comcast, the owners of the League’s two television partners. With a new 10-year deal in place, fans across the United States will now have unprecedented television access to every Stanley Cup playoff game, nationwide.

A huge kudos has to go to Commissioner Gary Bettman and his lieutenants for the reward that they’re getting for years and years of hard work and loyalty. It’s going to expose hockey to millions of new initiates, but more importantly, it will bring hockey to loyal fans who have never had the opportunity, at least on television, to watch the games of their choice.

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.09.2012 / 1:58 PM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Here is The Daily Chomp's Monday Mailbag answering your questions sent in by Twitter (tweet @SanJoseSharks using #AskSJS), Facebook, or email.

Recently someone was fined for a "slew foot" on Ryane Clowe. I checked my  HOCKEY FOR DUMMIES book and the word "slew" appeared nowhere. What does "slew foot" mean?
-RBN

TDC: Slew Footing is a term in hockey used to describe a player being taken down essentially by way of a hook or trip. A common example may be when two players are fighting for position, one player uses his own skate to push the back heel of the other player's skate, resulting in the other player losing his balance and falling to the ground. Typically this is done in "sly" fashion as to avoid looking like an obvious penalty.

In the play you referenced, Ryane Clowe was racing for the loose puck along the boards in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Coyotes forward Alexandre Bolduc was trailing Clowe in the race. As both players began to extend their stick out to make a play, the referee ruled that Bolduc used his stick to push the back heel of Clowe, thus sending Clowe to the ice in an uncontroled crash into the boards. Bolduc was given an 2:00 minute minor penalty for hooking on the play.

Bolduc was later fined by the NHL for the play. You can read the article here.

Who chooses the "3 Stars of the Game"?
- RBN

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.07.2012 / 9:00 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp



It's game day in San Jose as the Sharks take on the Los Angeles Kings for the final game of the regular season with both teams vying for a Pacific Division Title.

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 AT 3:59 PM Pacific

McLELLAN: 'WE WANT TO PLAY HARD, WE WANT TO WIN'
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan spoke to members of the media on Saturday following morning skate and says he looks for the Sharks to play with more discipline and avoid the penalty box.
[ SHARKS TV ]

HANDZUS IN, MITCHELL OUT
Mercury News beat write David Pollak reports that Michal Handzus will replace Torrey Mitchell in the lineup and talks about the importance of tonight's showdown with the Kings.
[ Working the Corners ]

PACIFIC DIVISION TITLE ON THE LINE
CSN California  beat write Kevin Kurz reports that heading into Saturday night the Pacific Division Title is up for grabs. Phoenix, Los Angeles, or San Jose all have a chance at the title on the final day of games in the regular season.
[ Sharks Talk ]

NIEMI VS. QUICK
LA Kings Insider Rich Hammond reports that it will be Jonathan Quick vs. Antti Niemi in net tonight, and shares how Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter made some pointed comments about Quick after his loss to the Sharks on Thursday.
[ LA Kings Insider ]

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HOME
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 6 5 1 0 21 13 10
2 LAK 6 4 1 1 15 10 9
3 SJS 6 4 1 1 20 15 9
4 NSH 5 3 0 2 12 8 8
5 CGY 7 4 3 0 19 17 8
6 CHI 4 3 0 1 12 7 7
7 VAN 4 3 1 0 13 10 6
8 DAL 5 2 1 2 15 17 6
9 STL 5 2 2 1 12 9 5
10 MIN 4 2 2 0 10 4 4
11 ARI 4 2 2 0 13 18 4
12 COL 6 1 4 1 9 20 3
13 EDM 6 1 4 1 14 27 3
14 WPG 5 1 4 0 8 15 2

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Marleau 6 4 3 1 7
B. Burns 6 1 6 1 7
J. Thornton 6 1 5 4 6
J. Pavelski 6 2 3 4 5
T. Wingels 6 3 1 -1 4
L. Couture 6 1 3 1 4
M. Irwin 4 2 1 -2 3
M. Nieto 6 1 2 2 3
T. Hertl 6 2 0 4 2
M. Vlasic 6 1 1 4 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 3 0 0 .933 2.27
A. Stalock 1 1 1 .933 2.27
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