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Burns scores 1st of season in Sharks' 4-1 win over Islanders

Oct. 21, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wasn't overly concerned when his team struggled to get wins on an early road trip despite controlling play for much of the time. San Jose was able to put it all together on a two-game homestand that showed what this team could be capable of achieving this...

Logan Couture has hat trick to lead Sharks past Sabres 5-1

Oct. 19, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been struggling to score on the power play early this season. Splitting up star defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson to put them on different units helped do the trick. Logan Couture had his third career hat trick and the Sharks scored three times on the...

Sharks best positioned to withstand big early season injury

Oct. 10, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

Doug Wilson didn't go looking for Joe Thornton insurance last summer. The general manager of the San Jose Sharks already had it. The Sharks didn't panic when they found out their longtime star had another setback with a series of nagging right knee injuries. They knew what they could count on from captain Joe...

Lehner gets shutout in Islanders' debut, 4-0 over Sharks

Oct. 8, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Lehner had quite a debut with the New York Islanders in his first regular-season game in more than six months. Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. "It was a really good game, a fun game to...

Sharks place Joe Thornton on injured reserve

Oct. 7, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have placed forward Joe Thornton on injured reserve. Thornton has returned to San Jose after experiencing swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. He won't be available until at least next Sunday. The Sharks recalled center Dylan Gambrell from the AHL on...

Sharks set sights on Stanley Cup after Karlsson trade

Sep. 25, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Peter DeBoer embraced the high expectations for the San Jose Sharks after general manager Doug Wilson presented him two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson on the eve of training camp. A franchise that perpetually has fallen just short so many times now has the...

Sharks add Erik Karlsson for big boost to blue line

Sep. 25, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE SHARKS LAST SEASON: 45-27-10, 100 points. Third place in Pacific Division. Lost to Vegas Golden Knights in Western Conference semifinals. COACH: Peter DeBoer (fourth season, 11th NHL season). ADDED: D Erik Karlsson, F Antti Suomela, F Rourke Chartier. LOST: F Chris Tierney, D Dylan DeMelo, F Mikkel...

Erik Karlsson looks to fit in on 1st day with Sharks

Sep. 19, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: "It fits." Karlsson's first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy...

Nothing to 'C' here: Importance of NHL captains is changing

Sep. 18, 2018 3:28 AM EDT

Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. "There was just no doubt," Johansen said. "It's just one of those things you don't want to force. You don't want to rush. You don't want to regret. Once someone is a...

Nothing to 'C' here: Importance of NHL captains is changing

Sep. 18, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. "There was just no doubt," Johansen said. "It's just one of those things you don't want to force. You don't want to rush. You don't want to regret. Once someone is a...