4yTechnically, it's not a real statistic, but it is part of hockey lore: The Gordie Howe hat trick goal-assist-fight. Joe Thornton and Ryane Clowe produced the rare pair against the Kings.
4yThere's no denying the Sharks are playing inspired hockey. They went toe-to-toe with the Kings in a chippy hockey game, coming out with a big two points in the shootout.
4yWin or lose tonight, losses by the Stars and Avs have clinched the San Jose Sharks a berth in the 2011-2012 NHL playoffs.
4yThe Sharks are gearing up for playoff hockey with a battle in Los Angeles. Watch the NHL action on CSN California and follow along online!More: NHL scoreboard Adversity yielding success?
4yThe Sharks need Antti Niemi, making his 20th straight start in goal Thursday in L.A., to step up in a crucial matchup with the rival Kings.More: Can adversity = success Clinch scenarios
4yTodd McLellan: "It hasnt been a dream season, but sometimes those seasons, if you get in, you can make them work in your favor.
4yDouglas Murray is healthy enough to participate in Sharks' practices, but Colin White's strong defensive play his keeping him off the ice. More: Conference standings Playoff scenarios
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