Last season, the Sharks split time in net between Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki. Todd McLellan is taking a different approach this year, handing the reigns to a now-healthy Niemi.
The Bruins took just half a minute to erase the Sharks' two-goal lead, but Benn Ferriero's first goal of 2011-12 and stout netminding from Antti Niemi gave the Sharks their second road win in as many nights.
It hasnt been a good start to the season for Jason Demers and Colin White, who have been on the ice for some key goals against and were healthy scratches Saturday.
In his debut with the Sharks Friday night, Martin Havlat registered an assist in 19 minutes of action. Can he help lead the Sharks past the defending Stanly Cup Champion Boston Bruins tonight?
Joe Pavelski scored in the final minute of regulation to force overtime and the Sharks used the shootout to earn their first two points in the last four games, getting a much needed win to start their six-game road trip.
Martin Havlat will make his much anticipated Sharks debut tonight in New Jersey, as San Jose looks to snap its three-game losing streak. What else should you be paying attention to?
Joe Thornton will reach the 1,000 games played milestone tonight when the Sharks take on the Devils in New Jersey. He will become the 266th NHL player to reach the mark.
Future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur will miss the Sharks game in New Jersey on Friday with a bruised right shoulder.
Benn Ferriero will be playing in his first NHL game of the young season Friday in New Jersey. We think that Benny can come in and maybe he can steal a job right now," coach Todd McLellan said.
Martin Havlat will make his Sharks debut Friday when the team opens its long road trip against the Devils. He is slotted to play on the right wing on the Sharks second line with Logan Couture and Ryane Clowe.
When Colin White returns to New Jersey as a member of the Sharks, he admits it will be emotional. Will he have extra motivation in the aftermath of Patrik Elias' comment?
Its too early to call this a make-or-break road trip for the Sharks. Thats not to say it isnt important, though. The 1-3 Sharks will face some tough competition on their 13-day, six-city tour of mostly East Coast cities.
After trailing 2-0 in the first period, the Sharks got to within a goal of the Ducks thanks to Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns, but Anaheim held off a late Shark attack to beat San Jose for the second time this week.
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?