The Stars are getting some key players back in time for tonights tilt against the Sharks at HP Pavilion, one being their captain.
If familiarity breeds contempt, the Sharks and Stars -- as evidenced by Jamie McGinn's brawl with Eric Nystrom in November -- don't much like each other.
The San Jose Sharks scored one minute into their game against Minnesota at HP Pavilion, but were shut out for the remaining 59 minutes to take a 2-1 loss, their fourth in five games.
In four career starts against the Wild, Antti Niemi is 4-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and one shutout. Will he prevent former Sharks Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi from scoring?
Every NHL team will visit every other team's arena at least once starting next season. Sharks players responded Monday, and it was mostly positive.
Former Shark Milan Michalek is tied for second in the NHL in goals. Patrick Marleau: "He was just scratching the surface when he was here."
With Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau all on the same line, the Sharks have an advantage when it comes to faceoffs. Who has been taking the majority, and how is each player faring?
Douglas Murray will likely miss the Sharks home game against Minnesota on Tuesday with a right hand injury, after missing his second straight practice on Monday at Sharks Ice.
Since hiring Bruce Boudreau last Wednesday, the Ducks have blown two substantial leads, including a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Sunday night.
Saturday night's effort, or lack thereof against the Panthers, was the biggest reason for the Sharks' Sunday-not-so-funday.
Sloppy play in their own end led to three unanswered second-period goals for Florida as the Sharks remained without a win over the Panthers since 2006.
Marco Sturm, the highest-scoring German born player in NHL history, played 553 games over seven-plus seasons for the Sharks. He's now a member of the Florida Panthers, but has nothing but praise for The Tank.
Sharks backup goalie Thomas Greiss will start in net tonight against the upstart Panthers. Griess is 4-3 with a 1.99 goals-against average and .929 save percentage, but hasn't played since a win at Colorado on Nov. 20.
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.