Antti Niemi will make his much anticipated 2011 season debut tonight as the Sharks look to end their two-game losing streak. What else should you keep your eye on?
Its a big year for Torrey Mitchell, who is in the last year of his contract before hell be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
The Sharks took a 2-1 lead with a strong second period, only to cede three third-period goals and drop their second loss in as many nights.
Anaheim forward Jason Blake suffered a lacerated tendon in his left wrist Friday night when he was severely cut by the skate of Brent Burns.
It was a frustrating night for the Sharks in Anaheim, who were dealt their first loss of the season as a first period goal from Maxime Macenauer was all the Ducks needed.
Joe Thornton is anxious to get back on the ice with a real game on the line following the extended break between the opener and Game 2 with Anaheim.
The tragic, fatal plane crash involving the Russian hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in early September shook the hockey world. The Sharks are paying tribute with a special decal on their helmets.
After missing three straight practices, Patrick Marleau is back on the ice for the Sharks. Meanwhile, Martin Havlat will not make his San Jose Sharks debut in Friday's game against the Ducks.
The Sharks will have a second straight practice on Thursday morning at HP Pavilion, rather than their typical off-day location at Sharks Ice, to continue getting used to the new boards there.
Is Ryane Clowe hockeys most offensively gifted fighter? According to a recent post by NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk, that just may be the case.
Blessed few days off? Sharks forward Patrick Marleau missed his third straight practice on Wednesday, suffering from the flu.
Martin Havlat, the left winger the Sharks acquired when they traded Dany Heatley to the Minnesota Wild, is involved in all team activities and is close to returning. What else did Todd McLellan have to say?
With the Sharks ahead 1-0, Thomas Griess stopped a tip-in try by Phoenixs Kyle Chipchura on a two-on-one shorthanded rush that very easily could have tied the score and halted San Joses momentum.
A rowdy HP Pavilion crowd watched the Sharks take their season-opening division matchup with conviction. San Jose got points from 12 skaters in its six-goal onslaught of Phoenix.