Lost in the shuffle of Thursday night's win, in which the Sharks reunited second line of Ryane Clowe, Logan Couture and Marty Havlat was dominant, is that gritty forward Jamie McGinn continued his upward trend.
He didn't score the goals Thursday night, but Martin Havlat seemed to be all over the ice. His play earned distinguished praise from head coach and teammates.
Ryane Clowe scored his first goal since Nov. 3 with under two minutes to play to force overtime and the Sharks stayed perfect in shootouts this year, keeping Montreal winless at the Tank since 1999.
Three nights after being shut out, the Sharks are looking for scoring as they prepare to host Montreal. Head coach Todd McLellan thinks Ryane Clowe might be the key.
The Anaheim Ducks announced late Wednesday night that they have fired head coach Randy Carlyle and replaced him with former Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, who was fired by Washington on Monday.
The Sharks have scored three goals in their last three games, and Todd McLellan is not happy. He's switching up the lines, in hopes a Clowe-Couture reunion will jumpstart the offense.
Jason Demers has played in four of the last six games and been a much steadier presence on the teams blue line. Thursday he'll skate for the first time against Montreal, his favorite team as a kid.
San Jose's veteran goalie said he probably could have returned last week. Hes hopeful that hes about two weeks away from being 100 percent after offseason hip surgery.
The Sharks are in fourth place, yet just two points off the top mark in a tight Pacific Division. Insider Kevin Kurz surveys the division at the season's quarter-mark.
The Sharks reassigned Justin Braun to Worcester, a move that could be viewed as a vote of confidence in Jason Demers. After all, it was Demers who scored the Sharks' only goal in the team's recent win over Chicago.
Justin Braun was playing in his first game since November 20, and Frazer McLaren hadn't played in an NHL game in over a year. Their performances against the Kings were ones they would like to forget.
San Jose fired 33 shots at Jonathan Quick, but the Kings' goalie made some spectacular saves at the Staples Center to shut out the Sharks, who have now lost two straight after a four-game win streak.
Former King Michael Handzus will miss Mondays game at Staples Center with an illness, Sharks coach Todd McLellan announced. Might Frazer McLaren make his season debut?
The Sharks recalled Frazer McLaren from Worcester on Saturday after a two-week conditioning assignment expired. McLaren is now an option at forward, after recovering from offseason hip surgery.
Jamie McGinn knocked Alexander Edler out of the game with a clean shoulder late in the second period of the Sharks' 3-2 loss to the Canucks on Saturday night. The Vancouver Sun didn't think it was a clean hit.