Sharks goalie Antero Niittymaki, back from hip surgery that caused him to miss the first two and a half months this year, was asked point blank if hed like to play somewhere else if thats what gets him back in the crease.
The Sharks achieved a rare feat in Saturdays 5-2 win over the Capitals, as three different defensemen scored goals. It was just the fifth time in franchise history thats happened.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski, the teams NHLPA player representative, spoke on Saturday about the unions decision not to accept the NHLs realignment plan that was approved by the NHL's Board of Governors.
Superstar Alex Ovechkin is in the house tonight, and will try to help the Caps win in San Jose for the first time since 1993.
The NHLs realignment plan for next season has been turned down by the NHLPA, meaning the schedule format will remain unchanged for the 2012-13 season.
Injuries may have hastened Tommy Wingels' return to the Sharks' roster, but head coach Todd McLellan has also turned to the forward to jump start the team's offense.
Todd McLellan was unhappy with some of his players following the 3-1 win against the Ducks, and although he didnt mention anyone by name, it was reflected in the ice time against Columbus.
The Sharks host the Columbus Blue Jackets at home tonight, looking to extend their winning streak to three games. Thomas Greiss will start in goal for San Jose.
Todd McLellan has compared Antti Niemi to a goaltender who is plenty familiar to the Sharks -- Detroit's Jimmy Howard. Call them war horses.More: Niemi stats Howard stats
Benn Ferriero scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Joe Pavelski added some insurance in the third as the Sharks stopped a four game losing streak against the Anaheim Ducks.
Count Sharks defenseman Brent Burns among the many who are glad Ducks forward Jason Blake is returning from a serious and freakish injury. More: Preview NHL standings
San Jose is feeling confident after a shootout win over Vancouver, but tonight's opponent, in 29th place overall in the NHL standings, has beaten the Sharks all three times this season.
Matt Irwin, a defenseman, has seven goals and 10 assists. Sexsmith has an 8-6-3 record with a 1.98 goals-against average
San Jose has a 9-2-1 record against the lower echelon teams in the NHL. The Ducks, however, are another story for the Sharks. Joe Thornton: "Anaheim has our number and wed like to finally get a win down here."