Latest Joe Pavelski News

'Dinosaur' defensemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

Jan. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately. "He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said. Orpik, who helped the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup last season...

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 scores 2, Sharks win 5-2 to end Lightning point streak

Jan. 6, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Missing three regular defensemen, the San Jose Sharks got a complete team effort and handed the Tampa Bay Lightning their first regulation loss in 5 1/2 weeks. Evander Kane scored two goals to reach 200 for his career as the Sharks beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Saturday night, snapping the...

Pavelski, Burns get 4 points each as Sharks beat Avs 5-4

Jan. 3, 2019 2:27 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It was an All-Star night for Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns. Pavelski and Burns each had a goal and three assists, Martin Jones made 31 saves and the San Jose Sharks held off the slumping Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Wednesday. The four-point games by the San Jose stars came hours after they were...

Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game, be suspended 1 game

Jan. 2, 2019 6:50 PM EST

Alex Ovechkin will skip the NHL's All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday, hours before the league unveiled the full All-Star rosters. The team said the NHL's leading goal-scorer wants to take...

Gaudreau, Tkachuk, Monahan lead Flames past Sharks 8-5

Jan. 1, 2019 2:13 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Flames are alone in first place heading into the new year thanks to a big game from their best players. Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists, propelling Calgary to an 8-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Sean Monahan had...

Burns leads Sharks to 4-2 win over Ducks

Dec. 28, 2018 2:34 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns delivered a clutch goal on a night he reached a milestone that is a testament to his durability. Burns scored midway through the third period of his 1,000th career game and led the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. "It's just nice...

Danault records hat trick as Canadiens defeat Vegas 4-3

Dec. 22, 2018 10:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillip Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday. Danault entered the game with two goals this season. His third score of the game came with 1:25 left in the third period,...