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Patrick Marleau all smiles after scoring historic 500th goal

With a power play goal in the first period against the Canucks, Patrick Marleau joined the historic 500 goal club...

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Meier back with Sharks after working on his game in AHL
In the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Sharks are going down to the AHL to grab a big-name prospect...
Three takeaways: Sharks' third line woes continue
Tomas Hertl, Joonas Donskoi and Mikkel Boedker failed to do anything productive in Minnesota on Tuesday night...
Sharks not overly concerned with losing streak after latest defeat
The losing streak has reached a season high, but the Sharks aren't reaching for the panic button just yet...
Instant Replay: Sharks can't tame the Wild, losing streak now at four
A flurry of goals late in the second period went the Wild's way and propelled them past the Sharks whose losing streak is now a season worst...
Vlasic headed to bench
Flu bug infiltrates Sharks dressing room
In the midst of an important road trip, the Sharks have been hit by the flu bug. A defenseman was a victim on Tuesday.
Analysis: Sharks depth forwards not getting it done
Scoring beyond their main core is the Sharks' biggest concern headed into the final two-and-a-half weeks of the regular season...
NHL Gameday: Sharks, Wild both reeling ahead of final meeting
They have lost a combined eight straight games in regulation, as the Wild have dropped five in a row and the Sharks their last three...
Sharks' slide continues, drop third straight in loss to Dallas Stars
A second period goal by Dallas' Curtis McKenzie was enough for the Stars to hold off the Sharks Monday in Texas...
NHL Gameday: Hansen doubtful as Sharks begin road trip in Dallas
Jannik Hansen took an apparent stick to the head in the third period of Saturday’s loss to the Ducks...
Pavelski skating against the Ducks
Three takeaways: Improved Sharks' performance; concern for Hansen
The Sharks may have lost a key division game on Saturday, but they are pleased that they played better than Thursday's dud.
Timo Meier
Sharks recall two with Hansen's status unknown
Pete DeBoer didn't offer any insight into the nature of Jannik Hansen's injury, but the Sharks recalled two forwards on Sunday...
Hertl diving at Ducks
Ducks squeak past Sharks in another low scoring, tight affair
For the eighth straight time, the difference between the Sharks and Ducks was one goal. And Saturday's result made the division race tighter.
Instant Replay: Pacific division still up for grabs after Ducks beat Sharks
Another chapter in the rivalry closes with the Ducks gaining ground on the Sharks in the Pacific Division after a win in San Jose...
NHL Gameday: Sharks can distance themselves from Ducks
It's 1-vs-2 in a Pacific Division showdown when the Sharks look for a little more breathing room atop the standings...
Three takeaways: Sharks not concerned about potential rematch
The Sharks and Blues squared off in the Western Conference Final last year. There's a decent chance they meet in the first round this season...
Sharks can't find their legs in another loss to Blues
On Thursday night, it was clear to San Jose players and coaches that St. Louis was the more desperate team -- and that made the difference...
Instant Replay: Sharks feel the Blues again, St. Louis sweeps season series
The Blues scored goals in all three periods and held the Sharks to just 20 shots in a win on Thursday in San Jose...
Brenden Dillon
Sharks mic up Dillon, offering glimpse into hockey's fighting culture
Brenden Dillon was wearing a microphone when he dropped the gloves on Saturday, revealing an intriguing back-and-forth in the penalty box.
Aaron Dell
NHL Gameday: Sharks' Dell faces biggest challenge this year
The Sharks have a chance to move into first place in the West as they tab Aaron Dell to man the pipes against the Blues Thursday night.
Hansen celebrating goal
One week in, Hansen fitting in seamlessly on Sharks' top line
A contender always has to worry about chemisty when adding a new player. But for the Sharks, that hasn't been a concern with Jannik Hansen.
Schlemko close to return, but DeMelo filling in well for Sharks
For the first time since hurting his knee two weeks ago, David Schlemko was back on the ice with the Sharks. When will he be in a game?
US women's hockey players threaten boycott over wages
There may be no U.S. women's hockey team at the world championships even on their home ice due to a possible boycott...
Three takeaways: Sharks have all but clinched the division
With a nine-point lead and 13 games remaining, the Sharks have nearly locked up the Pacific Division for the first time since 2011.
Hot-handed Pavelski pushes Sharks to rare win over Sabres
The surging San Jose captain has his foot on the gas pedal as he drives the Sharks into the playoffs...
Instant Replay: Pavelski stays hot, Sharks blow past Sabres
Joe Pavelski scored twice and Martin Jones was solid in goal as the Sharks snapped a five-game home losing streak to Buffalo Tuesday night...
NHL Gameday: Buffalo has been surprising nemesis for Sharks
The Sabres have won five in a row against the Sharks, and are 10-0-1 in the last 11. San Jose’s last regulation win was on Jan. 23, 2010...
Sharks' Vlasic 'would like to sign here long term'
Marc-Edouard Vlasic recently told Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman that he would prefer to play “his whole career in San Jose..."
Staal, Subaan and Kane
Mailbag: Which teams pose biggest threat to Sharks in 2017 playoffs?
Biggest playoff threat to the Sharks? Micheal Haley on the postseason roster? Kevin Kurz answers those and more in his latest Mailbag.
Three takeaways: Martin impressing on Sharks blue line; finding Nemo
Paul Martin had another notable performance on Sunday, notching a pair of assists on the two most important goals of the evening...
Back-to-back no problem for Sharks' vets in win over Dallas
In the second half of a back-to-back, young skaters tend to be needed. For the Sharks, the vets played their part too Sunday night.
Instant Replay: Sharks' offense soars past Stars in blowout win
Less than four minutes after puck drop, the Sharks found the back of the net and they never looked back Sunday against the Stars.
Schlemko skating against Bruins
Sharks defenseman Schlemko skates for first time since injury
David Schlemko will miss a fifth straight game since suffering an injury on March 2. But the defenseman took a big step on Sunday afternoon...
Pavelski playing against the Stars
NHL Gameday: Sharks offered chance to bounce back against Stars
After suffering a disappointing loss at home on Saturday, the Sharks get a chance to correct their mistakes Sunday night against the Stars.
Marleau against the Predators
Sharks fail to match Nashville's desperation in 3-1 home loss
If the Sharks to have any chance at the top seed, they are going to have to play with desperation, which they didn't do Saturday vs Nashville.
James Neal celebrates goal
Instant Replay: Sharks fall victim to Predators, lose at home
The Sharks scored early in the first, but couldn't muster any more offense as they lost to the Predators 3-1 on Saturday in San Jose.
Couture celebrates goal
NHL Gameday: Couture heating up as Sharks host Preds
As the Sharks get set to host the Predators on Saturday, they hope Logan Couture can continue his torrid stretch of play.
Dell's game making huge strides with the help of Nabokov
Aaron Dell has been sharp for the Sharks all season and that is a welcomed sign as San Jose tunes up for its next playoff run...
The Sharks Insider Podcast: Aaron Dell
Aaron Dell joins Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast to discuss his development, the influence of Sharks great Evgeni Nabokov, being a smaller goalie, and much more. Enjoy!
Three takeaways: Hansen impresses; Burns a beast for Sharks
Celebrating his 32nd birthday on Thursday, Brent Burns finds himself on Friday morning back up to being tied for second in the NHL with 70 points...
Sharks remind themselves they can play with anyone in doubling up Caps
The Sharks are already a confident bunch and rightfully so. With a season sweep of the Capitals, San Jose should feel sky high right now.
Instant Replay: Sharks power their way past NHL-best Capitals
With the NHL's top team entering their arena, the Sharks stepped up to the challenge and took down the Capitals on Thursday night.
DeMelo shows his value to Sharks amid difficult circumstances
Dylan DeMelo seamlessly filled in for an injured David Schlemko the last two games, despite missing nearly two months with a broken wrist...
NHL Gameday: Sharks open homestand with marquee matchup vs Caps
In perhaps the biggest challenge the Sharks have faced all season, the league-leading Capitals will make their only appearance in San Jose...
Marleau, Thornton, Burns and Pavelski talking
Despite struggles, Sharks top power play unit unchanged
Rather than make changes to his struggling power play unit, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer remains committed to letting them working things out.
Sharks newcomer Hansen practices on top line
The 30-year-old was acquired on Feb. 28 from Vancouver for a conditional fourth round draft pick and prospect Nikolay Goldobin...
Jannik Hansen celebrating
Hansen finally expected to join Sharks on Wednesday
It's been almost a week since the Sharks acquired Jannik Hansen. But he hasn't played due to immigration issues. That should all change on Wednesday...
Three takeaways: Gutsy effort for Sharks over hard-working Jets
Good teams don’t typically have losing streaks this time of year, and the Sharks avoided just that with a strong showing on Monday night...
Instant Replay: Thornton records game-winning, 1,000th assist, Sharks beat Jets
An empty net goal by Joe Pavelski helped Joe Thornton reach another milestone with career assist No. 1,000 in a Sharks win over the Jets...
Sharks’ Thornton registers 1,000th career assist on Pavelski’s goal vs Jets
Joe Thornton became the 13th member of the 1,000-assist club Monday when he was credited with a helper on Joe Pavelski’s goal vs the Jets...
NHL Gameday: Jets surging as they host Sharks
The Sharks won the first two meetings of the season series, but Winnipeg brings a 5-1-2 record in its last eight games into tonight’s matchup...
Staal scores empty-net goal against Sharks
Three takeaways: Sharks thoroughly outplayed by elite Wild
By being completely outplayed by a Stanley Cup contender Sunday in Minnesota, the Sharks proved that they have a lot of work still to do.
Wild celebrate goal against Sharks
Instant Replay: Sharks can't overcome early Wild goals, drop showdown
Minnesota scored twice in the first period and the Sharks were never able to draw even as they lost 3-1 to the Wild on Sunday.
NHL Gameday: Sharks to see a full strength Wild team in Minnesota
The red-hot Sharks head to Minnesota to take on the Wild, and on the ice they will face a full compliment of opponents after battling the mumps.
Pavelski scores against Wild
Sharks eye top seed as they head into Minnesota: 'It will be a fun test'
With a sizable lead in the Pacific division, the Sharks have their eyes on a bigger prize as they prepare to face the West-leading Wild.
Hansen still questionable, but Sharks getting others back
Could be hours, could be days -- when Jannik Hansen will clear immigration and join the Sharks is anyone's guess...
Roy Sommer
Sommer overseeing dominant stretch for Sharks' primary affiliate
Roy Sommer’s Barracuda have been the talk of the American Hockey League in recent weeks, and rightfully so...
The Sharks Insider Podcast: Roy Sommer
Sharks AHL coach Roy Sommer joins Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast to discuss the Barracuda's recent win streak, the benefits of moving the team to San Jose, the Sharks top prospects, the team's...
Three takeaways: Roster decisions loom for healthy, deep Sharks roster
Jannik Hansen and Joonas Donskoi are going to be in uniform soon, which means there are going to be some tough decisions for Peter DeBoer...
Sharks show off their post-deadline depth in win over Canucks
Three different Sharks scored and the backup goalie was sharp -- yes, the ingredients are mixing nicely for San Jose right now...
Instant Replay: Strong second period propels Sharks to win over Canucks
Two goals in the second period and a strong effort by Aaron Dell carried the Sharks to a win over the Canucks...
NHL Gameday: Sorensen gets a chance; Dell starting for Sharks
Aaron Dell gets the call in net, a good indication that his workload is about to increase after Martin Jones started 52 of the first 62 games.
Analysis: Quiet but effective trade deadline for Sharks
The Sharks didn't make the most noise at the NHL trade deadline, but the came out with only positives. Analysis from Kevin Kurz...
Dell remains as Sharks backup, with heavier workload likely
The focus now will turn to how much the Sharks use Aaron Dell over their final 20 games...
Once a Sharks pest, Hansen excited to join his new teammates
Jannik Hansen will see a whole slew of players that he’s battled with for the better part of a decade while playing for the Canucks...
Hertl celebrates goal
Sharks stick with it, rewarded with late score to beat Leafs
The Sharks believe they played one of their better games on Tuesday, and Tomas Hertl rewarded them by scoring the game-winning goal.
Hansen checks DeMelo
Newly acquired Hansen brings 'in-your-face' style to Sharks
Jannik Hansen's stats don't jump off the page. But according to current Sharks players, his style of play will be critical during the postseason.
Hertl celebrates goal
Hertl's late goal lifts Sharks past Maple Leafs
Tied 1-1 late in regulation, Tomas Hertl scored with under 90 seconds left as the Sharks pulled out a dramatic win over Toronto Tuesday night.
Jannik Hansen playing against the Sharks
Sharks acquire Jannik Hansen from Canucks, deal Goldobin
The Sharks have made their first notable move as they prepare for the stretch run, acquiring winger Yannik Hansen from Vancouver.
Report: Potential Sharks trade target dealing with injury
A nagging injury for Patrick Sharp may prevent the pending unrestricted free agent from getting moved before Wednesday’s deadline...
NHL Gameday: Sharks host talented Toronto teens
Teenagers Auston Matthews (30 goals, 54 points) and Mitch Marner (48 points), both 19 years old, are the Maple Leafs' top two scorers.
Report: Sharks looking for a goalie before deadline
On Feb. 2, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson was asked if it is a risk going into the playoffs with an inexperienced backup...
Labanc skating with Thornton and Pavelski
Ahead of trade deadline, Sharks must decide on top line
While the Sharks seem fairly set ahead of the trade deadline, they have to decide if they are satisfied with one of their top lines.
Notes: Sharks' Donskoi nearing a return; Sorensen recalled
Joonas Donskoi will not play against the Maple Leafs at SAP Center on Tuesday, but he appears to be close...
Sharks feel fortunate with timing of bye week
Although the Sharks have maintained first place in the Pacific Division, some guys just looked like they needed some time off...
Ben Bishop playing for Tampa Bay
In push for playoffs, LA Kings acquire goalie Bishop from Tampa Bay
As they look to secure a playoff spot, the LA Kings made a significant move Sunday, acquiring goalie Ben Bishop from the Lightning.
Labate and Dillon fighting
Three takeaways: Sharks stand up for Karlsson; avoiding the mumps
In their first game after the bye week, the Sharks finished strong in Vancouver, stood up for one of their guys and avoided getting sick...
Sharks' Jones, Tierney find more success in Vancouver in 4-1 win
There is a lot to love about Vancouver if you're Martin Jones, Chris Tierney and the rest of the San Jose Sharks...
Instant Replay: Sharks blow past Canucks in first game back from break
Four different Sharks found the back of the net in a convincing win over the Canucks following San Jose's bye week...
Thornton celebrating with teammates
Sharks hoping to avoid mumps outbreak in Vancouver: 'Wash your hands'
As the mumps ravage the Canucks' dressing room, one simple message was echoed by the Sharks ahead of Saturday's game in Vancouver.
Tierney against the Canucks
NHL Gameday: Sharks in Vancouver in first game after bye week
The Sharks are in Vancouver, and are hoping that rust isn't an issue, as they are playing their first game in nearly a week.
Sharks recall trio as bye week concludes
Once the bye week ends, the Sharks will have three youngsters up to skate against the Canucks on Saturday, adding to the team's depth.
Canucks battling mumps ahead of meeting with Sharks
Vancouver Coastal Health authorities were on hand at Rogers Arena on Friday to screen players and staff, and issue immunizations if necessary...
Joe Thornton
Sharks' Thornton can follow Marleau, make history in Vancouver
Patrick Marleau made history in Vancouver with his 500th career goal three weeks ago. Heading into Saturday's tilt, teammate Joe Thornton is within range of another historic milestone...
Sharks to support San Jose flood victims with $20,000 donation, raffle
The Sharks announced plans Thursday to support San Jose flood victims through the Sharks Foundation...
Four reasons Sharks will win/lose 2016-17 Stanley Cup
The Sharks reached their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history last season. Kevin Kurz examines how the team can win or fall short again.
Analysis: Scoring winger a need for Sharks ahead of trade deadline
While the offense has been more dangerous in recent weeks, it still doesn’t look as effective as it was last season going into the playoffs...
Despite loss, Sharks 'in a good spot' headed into bye week
The Sharks fell to the Bruins on Sunday, but there are still positives to be had as San Jose heads into their mandatory break...
Instant Replay: Bruins score in overtime, send Sharks to the break with a loss
Martin Jones made several crucial saves, but the Bruins scored in overtime to hand the Sharks a loss heading into their break...
NHL Gameday: Sharks host Bruins in final game before week of rest
With a week of rest right around the corner, the Sharks bring the Bruins to their home ice looking to go off strong...
Three takeaways: Fourth line leads the way for Sharks in Arizona
Brent Burns' ability to turn tides for the Sharks this season has his head coach talking Hart Memorial Trophy for the defenseman...
Burns leads the charge, Sharks dominate Coyotes
Brent Burns scored twice and Aaron Dell was solid in goal as the Sharks made easy work of the Coyotes in Glendale...
NHL Gameday: Sharks have struggled with lowly Coyotes
The Sharks take on the Coyotes Saturday night on the road, but they have won just one of their last six games.
Mailbag: Is it time to change the Sharks' power play units?
A well respected Eastern Conference scout told Kevin Kurz last week that he thinks Joe Thornton’s hands are starting to go a bit...
Sharks have struggled with Arizona; Goldobin expected to play
The Arizona Coyotes have a 3-0-1 record against San Jose so far this season, including a 3-2 shootout win at SAP Center on Feb. 4...
Sharks' DeBoer wants to get Goldobin in game
With his recent scoring surge in the AHL, Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer hopes to get Nikolay Goldobin on the ice soon...
As trade deadline looms, Sharks express confidence in Dell
Although Aaron Dell has been outstanding, there is a thought that the Sharks should find a netminder that has a little more NHL experience...
Three takeaways: Pavelski dominant despite Sharks loss
Joe Pavelski has now reached 20 goals in each of the last eight full seasons (he had 16 in the 48-game season in 2013)...
Uncharacteristic sloppiness costs Sharks in OT loss
The mental mistakes piled up and the Panthers took advantage of them in handing the Sharks their latest loss...
Instant Replay: Sharks battle back in third to force OT, still fall to Panthers
The Sharks scored two goals late to force overtime but the Panthers still found a way to beat San Jose in a return to SAP...
NHL Gameday: Sharks host Panthers; Labanc thrives on top line
Kevin Labanc had a pair of assists on that line after getting bumped up there to start the second period on Sunday in New Jersey, a 4-1 Sharks win...
Sharks coach DeBoer: Goldobin deserves recall
Nikolay Goldobin was recalled on Wednesday morning. He's looking to play in his first NHL game since Nov. 22, 2015.
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The Sharks Insider Podcast: Keith Jones
NBC hockey broadcaster Keith Jones joins Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast to handicap the upcoming NHL postseason, discuss Brent Burns' MVP-caliber season, and much more. Enjoy!
Brent Burns
Keith Jones: Burns a lock for Norris, Sharks' biggest threats
NHL analyst Keith Jones joined Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast and