Throwback Thursday - 8/23/2012

Thursday, 08.23.2012 / 7:00 AM PT
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp
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Throwback Thursday - 8\/23\/2012

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 2007-08 season.

Did you know... San Jose set then-team records for most points (108) and points percentage (.659), road wins (27), most road points (58), fewest shots allowed (1,981), fewest power play goals allowed (44) and fewest regulation losses (23) in a single season.

More from that year:
  • Coach Ron Wilson led San Jose to their third Pacific Division Championship, second in his tenure. He became the 11th coach to win 500 NHL games on Feb. 9, 2008 vs. Nashville. Wilson also won his 200th game as Sharks head coach on March 18, 2008 at Los Angeles, surpassing Darryl Sutter to set the record for most wins (206).
  • Acquired D Brian Campbell along with a seventh round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from Buffalo in exchange for RW Steve Bernier and a first round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 26, 2008.
  • San Jose set team standards for longest overall winning streak (11 games, Feb. 21, 2008 at Philadelphia through March 14, 2008 vs. St. Louis), longest road winning streak (10 games, Nov. 14, 2007 at Dallas through Dec. 31, 2007 at Minnesota), most consecutive overall games recording a point (20, Feb. 21, 2008 at Philadelphia through April 1, 2008 vs. Los Angeles) and most consecutive road games recording a point (14, Oct. 29, 2007 at Dallas through Jan. 13, 2008 at Anaheim).
  • G Evgeni Nabokov finished second in the Vezina Trophy voting after achieving team regular season goaltending records in wins (50), appearances (77), minutes (4,561), most consecutive starts (50) and most consecutive wins (10). Nabokov also played in his second NHL All-Star Game and became the first goaltender since 2002 to stop all of the shots he faced (eight in the second).
  • Relieved Ron Wilson of head coaching duties on May 12, 2008.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture of that year:
  • Apple first introduced the iPhone and the iPod touch.
  • The final Harry Potter book was released, becoming the fastest-selling book of all time with 15 million copies sold in 24 hours.
  • Bob Barker retired from hosting The Price is Right after 35 years.
  • Sanjaya Malakar graced the stage of American Idol.
  • Rickrolling became an internet-pranking sensation.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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