SAN JOSE –- It had been more than four years since star center Joe Thornton wasn’t in the Sharks lineup.
ANAHEIM -– Not even losing their leading scorer in the first period affected the Sharks’ recently lacking emotion and ambition against one of their most hated rivals.
SAN JOSE – Pit bulls that pay the price.
SAN JOSE -– The Sharks and Canucks both likely enjoyed their Christmas breaks. What they didn’t enjoy was that first game back after the holiday layoff.