In the win over the Wild, Justin Braun's minutes were comparable to those of high-profile acquisition Brent Burns, not just full strength but on the power play as well.
Patrick Marleau scored two power play goals in the second period against Minnesota and the Sharks handed Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley a 3-1 loss in their return to San Jose.
The NHL released its list of players on the official All-Star ballot today, and included among the names were five San Jose Sharks.
Defensive changes -- Dan Boyle and Douglas Murray remain together, but look for Brent Burns to play with Colin White and Marc-Edouard Vlasic to skate with Justin Braun in tonight's game against the Wild.
What do you do when your penalty kill sits at 29th in the NHL, after finishing last season 24th in the league? Simple. You change it up.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is making hockey fans in interesting ways. He recently saw a stray dog that wandered onto his property returned to its owner.
Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi went from fellow Sharks to teammates on the Wild during the offseason. Now the two are practicing in San Jose before a much-anticipated matchup with their former team on Thursday.
Brent Burns is set to face the team he spent the first eight years of his NHL career with. He told Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz that he still wishes his former teammates in Minnesota well, though he has a weird way of saying it.
Logan Couture isn't shy in sharing his feelings about the cheap shot he took in last night's victory over the Kings. He also makes it very clear how he feels about the Kings in general.
When Joe Thornton leapfrogged Pat LaFontaine for 73rd on the all-time points list with a pair of assists on Monday, it meant a little something. LaFontaine, the Islanders and Sabres star, was Thorntons childhood hero.
After the Sharks fell behind 1-0 in the second period, they rallied with four straight goals -- from Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dan Boyle, and Logan Couture -- and held off the Kings to pick up a 4-2 win in San Jose.
The Sharks and Kings do battle tonight in the first of six matchups in 2011. Will Todd McLellan make some minor line changes? It's something to keep your eye on tonight.
The Los Angeles Kings made arguably the biggest single acquisition this summer when they landed Mike Richards in a blockbuster trade. The Sharks get their first look at the former Flyers captain tonight.
Ex-King Michal Handzus gets to face his former team tonight when the Sharks face Los Angeles in San Jose. "Yeah, theyre going to be fired up.