The Sharks are near or at the top of several national websites' power rankings. San Jose is hot, and owns the highest winning percentage in the NHL .694.
Sharks forward Ryane Clowe was fined 2,500 by the NHL on Monday for slashing Dallas Stephane Robidas during the Sharks 4-1 win on Saturday at the American Airlines Center.
By winning all three games last week, not only did the Sharks move into first place in the Pacific Division, but defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was named as one of the NHL's three stars of the week.
Patrick Marleau was around the net all day in Colorado, where he completed his fourth career hat trick with a late empty netter, as the Sharks beat the Avs 4-1 to sweep their short two-game road trip.
Despite Antti Niemi's excellent performance last night, Thomas Greiss will start in net tonight. Greiss has not played since Nov. 12, taking a 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. He is 3-3 on the season.
Colorado enters the game with the second best power play in the NHL at 26.1 percent, while the Sharks are 28th in the league on the penalty-kill. Something has to give.
The Dallas Stars haven't scored a goal in more than 140 minutes. Can the Sharks use that sobering fact as a motivating factor to not let the Stars get back on track? Yes and no. Our Sharks Insider explains.
Antti Niemi started the Sharks' current six-game homestand flat, but Todd McLellan stuck with him, and if his performance against the Red Wings is any indication, it was the right call.
Sheppard skated with his teammates in full pads and an orange no contact jersey on Friday at Sharks Ice for the first time since being acquired by the club in August.
After combining for three points in the season opener on October 8, the Sharks' fourth line didn't register a single point in the team's next 14 games. That changed last night.
Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a career night, scoring a goal and assisting on three others to help the San Jose Sharks close out their six-game homestand with a 5-2 win over the rival Red Wings.
Both the Sharks and Red Wings are coming off games they would like to forget. Only one team will leave the Tank contented tonight when the rivals face off for the second time this season.
Detroit will make its first of two visits to the Tank tonight, leading our Insider to post a simple Twitter poll question on Wednesday are the Red Wings the Sharks top rival right now?
The NHL's CBA is set to expire on Sept. 15, 2012, so Joe Pavleski -- the Sharks' player rep -- is making sure he's educated on what's transpiring in the NBA.
Antero Niittymaki has been spotted in full gear and on the ice. While his return is not yet forecasted, it's a reminder to Thomas Greiss and the front office that an important decision looms.