Pledge Your Playoff Beard

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

Tuesday, 04.13.2010 / 11:20 AM PT / 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 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

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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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