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Ovechkin, Oshie lift Capitals over Sharks 5-1

Feb. 15, 2019 2:35 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — T.J. Oshie got the Washington Capitals going Thursday night, and Alex Ovechkin helped poured it on from there. Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1. Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and...

Kane scores twice, Sharks rout Canucks 7-2

Feb. 12, 2019 2:08 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The San Jose Sharks took no pity on teenager Mike DiPietro making his NHL debut in the nets for the Vancouver Canucks. Evander Kane scored twice, leading the Sharks to a 7-2 rout of the Canucks on Monday night. The victory moves San Jose into first place in the Western...

Labanc's hat trick leads Sharks past Oilers, 5-2

Feb. 9, 2019 10:54 PM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been getting contributions from just about everyone during their five-game winning streak. On Saturday night, it was Kevin Labanc's turn. The 23-year-old recorded his first career hat trick as the Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2. "I have to show that...

Kane has 2 goals and an assist, Sharks beat Flames 5-2

Feb. 8, 2019 1:37 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane continued his mastery of the Calgary Flames with another big performance for the San Jose Sharks. Kane scored twice and added an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 victory Thursday night. Kane has nine goals and 13 points in five games against the Flames since being acquired...

Hertl's hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

Jan. 16, 2019 1:49 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl needed just three games to get his first NHL hat trick. It was more than a five-year wait for the second one, which came while he's playing perhaps the best hockey of his career. Hertl knocked down Evgeni Malkin with his backside to score his first goal, got the second...

Burns, Jones lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Senators

Jan. 13, 2019 2:40 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was honored in a pregame ceremony for skating in his 1,000th career game two weeks earlier. After being led on to the ice through a giant Sharks head by his son Jagger, he received several gifts, including a fossilized megalodon tooth and two gemsbok...

NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

Jan. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets — where the next goal would be scored from? would Max...

Kane, Donskoi each score 2 goals as Sharks top Oilers 7-2

Jan. 9, 2019 3:07 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Another day, another big game for San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson. Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored two goals, Karlsson had three assists again and the Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night. Karlsson has at least one assist in 14 consecutive...

Karlsson has 3 assists as Sharks top Kings 3-1

Jan. 8, 2019 2:49 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The blockbuster trade that sent Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks during the offseason didn't pay immediate dividends. But the two-time Norris Trophy winner has emerged as one of the team's most impactful players lately. Karlsson had three assists, Tomas Hertl scored the go-ahead...

Binnington gets shutout in 1st start, Blues beat Flyers 3-0

Jan. 8, 2019 1:26 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots in his first NHL start to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Monday night in a listless game between two of the worst teams in the league. David Perron scored an empty-netter in...