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Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

May. 24, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed toward...

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

May. 22, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated...

Joe Thornton willing to take 1-year deal to return to Sharks

May. 8, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton tested the free-agent market last summer before ending up back in San Jose on a one-year, $8 million deal. If Thornton has his way this offseason, he'll sign with the Sharks again before hitting the open market, even if it has to be on another short-term deal. "It's no...

Sharks' season ends in disappointment with loss to Vegas

May. 7, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The scene was all too familiar for the San Jose Sharks: a postgame handshake line on their home ice with the other team celebrating a series win while the Sharks wonder what might have been. A team that seemed to have the ingredients necessary for a long playoff run went out instead...

Sharks look to Game 2, try to shake off 7-0 loss in Vegas

Apr. 27, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The San Jose Sharks made it a priority to get faster following a loss in the Stanley Cup Final to Pittsburgh two years ago. The Sharks looked awfully slow and lost at times in the 7-0 rout at the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights in their second-round series opener. Vegas outhit the...

Expansion Golden Knights face Sharks in 2nd round series

Apr. 25, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

It took one trip to Las Vegas early in the season for the San Jose Sharks to realize that the fast start to the season for the expansion Golden Knights was no fluke. So it should come as little surprise to the Sharks that they have to get past Vegas in the second round of the playoffs starting Thursday night to...

Lured out of retirement, Preds' Mike Fisher chasing 1st Cup

Apr. 23, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran center Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing. "That was probably the worst feeling for me personally," Forsberg said. "Seeing the look...

Sharks ride depth, Jones to first-round sweep of Ducks

Apr. 19, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Very little separated San Jose and Anaheim in the regular season, with the Ducks edging out the Sharks by one point for second place in the Pacific Division. Their first-round series wasn't nearly as competitive. The Sharks rode their superior depth, potent power play and stellar...

Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 lead

Apr. 17, 2018 2:46 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For three games, the San Jose Sharks have had more speed, discipline and depth than the Anaheim Ducks. If they can repeat that formula for one more game, the Sharks will move onto the second round of the playoffs. Joonas Donskoi scored one goal and set up another to start a...

Couture, Jones lead Sharks past Ducks again on road, 3-2

Apr. 15, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks showed their embarrassment from their playoff-opening shutout loss with every bone-crunching hit they landed on the San Jose Sharks throughout Game 2. The Sharks knew what to expect from their hard-nosed California rivals. Even after the Ducks scored in the opening...