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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 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 65 32 28 14 60
L. Couture 65 22 33 1 55
J. Thornton 61 12 43 1 55
B. Burns 65 16 32 -1 48
P. Marleau 65 15 33 -14 48
T. Wingels 58 13 16 -3 29
T. Hertl 65 10 15 -1 25
M. Vlasic 60 8 12 14 20
M. Nieto 55 6 14 -8 20
J. Braun 54 1 19 7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 25 17 7 .913 2.61
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .904 2.66
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