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Pledge Your Playoff Beard

If you can't grow a beard, pledge for your favorite Sharks player

Tuesday, 04.13.2010 / 2:20 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Pledge Your Playoff Beard

San Jose —
This playoff season, Sharks fans can participate in the NHL Playoffs like never before. The Sharks Beard-a-thon is an opportunity for fans to grow their own playoff beard and raise money for charity. Proceeds from the 2010 Sharks Beard-a-thon will benefit The Sharks Foundation.

Participants in the Sharks Beard-a-thon will invite family, friends and business associates to pledge their playoff beards. By joining the Sharks Beard-a-thon, fans pledge to maintain their beard as long as the San Jose Sharks remains in the playoffs. Fans who are unwilling, or unable, to grow playoff beards, can also pledge their favorite San Jose Sharks player. For more information, or to enroll in the Sharks Beard-a-thon, please log onto www.beardathon.com/sharks.

"Everyone knows Sharks fans are the most loyal and dedicated fans in the NHL. Now they have a chance to put that enthusiasm towards helping a great cause," stated Laura Johnston, Sharks Foundation Manager.

About the Playoff Beard
A playoff beard is the superstitious practice of a National Hockey League player not shaving his beard during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The player stops shaving when his team enters the playoffs and does not shave until his team is eliminated or wins the Stanley Cup. It is believed that the tradition was started in the 1980s by the four-time Stanley Cup Champion New York Islanders. In recent years, other sports and other players have claimed the playoff beard tradition, but it is ultimately a hockey tradition, and always will be.

About the Sharks Foundation
The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to meeting the educational, social and cultural needs of our community. It offers unique resources and financial support to those organizations that enhance the lives of local youth in the areas of Education, Health & Safety and Character Development.

The San Jose Sharks are as deeply involved with the neighborhood we live in as we are with the game that we play. As role models, we feel responsible to give back to the community that so strongly supports us. To this end, the Sharks Foundation was created in 1994 and has since donated over $3.6 million in community support. In addition to the original grant program, the Sharks Foundation manages educational programs, hosts major fundraisers, executes pledge programs and implements community outreach events.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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