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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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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!
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Keith Jones: Burns a lock for Norris, Sharks' biggest threats
NHL analyst Keith Jones joined Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast and 
Three takeaways: Burns provides spark the Sharks needed
Brent Burns wakes up on Monday fourth in the NHL in scoring with 59 points, just two behind league leader Connor McDavid...
Sharks come on strong at end of road trip to stop losing ways
The Sharks dropped three straight games on the road. But on Sunday, the saved their best for last with the beards leading the way.
Instant Replay: Burns nets two, Sharks put an end to losing streak
Brent Burns found the back of the net twice and Martin Jones was solid as the Sharks ended their four-game losing streak on Sunday...
NHL Gameday: Sharks wrap up road trip, looking to snap skid
The Sharks hit the ice early again Sunday morning looking to put an end to their season-high four-game losing streak.
Three takeaways: Sharks' Dell proving he's NHL caliber
The Sharks' losing streak has reached four games -- their longest of the season -- after a loss to the Flyers Saturday in Philly...
Sharks 'not panicking' despite four-game losing skid
The Sharks have lost a season-high four straight games, but that doesn't mean their hitting the panic button just yet...
Instant Replay: Sharks fall to Flyers, losing streak reaches season high
For the first time in the 2016-17 season, the Sharks have lost four straight games after falling to the Flyers in OT on Saturday.
Sharks' Couture a late scratch from game with Flyers
For an undisclosed reason, Sharks center Logan Couture was a late scratch before the Sharks took the ice against the Flyers on Saturday...
NHL Gameday: Struggling Sharks D faces ice cold Flyers offense
The Sharks hit the ice early Saturday against the Flyers in Philadelphia and their defense must be able to step their game up.
Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87 years old
Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died Friday according to his family at 87 years old.
Sharks recall two, reassign two to Barracuda
Kevin Labanc and Tim Heed will presumably meet the Sharks in Philadelphia, where they face the Flyers on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center...
Three takeaways: Sharks' Jones getting fatigued?
Martin Jones is second in the NHL in minutes with 2744, and has allowed a whopping seven goals on his last 23 shots faced...
Sharks 'were all bad' in decisive loss to Bruins
Pete DeBoer pulled Martin Jones after just one period and three goals. Was it for a spark to the team? No, he was bad like everyone else.
Instant Replay: Jones pulled early, Sharks bounced by Bruins in Boston
After allowing three goals in the first period, Pete DeBoer took Martin Jones out of the net but that didn't provide the needed spark...
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Bruins cancel morning skate, but game vs Sharks still on
The Boston area is expected to get 12-18 inches of snow, but they're still planning to drop the puck for the Sharks-Bruins game Thursday night.
NHL Gameday: Sharks face Bruins just after a coaching change
Boston will be playing its first game since firing longtime coach Claude Julien on Tuesday. The Sharks are preparing for a fired up Bruins team..
Analysis: DeBoer masterful at integrating young Sharks players
It's evident that Pete DeBoer knows what he’s doing when it comes to recognizing when a player is ready for the NHL on a full-time basis.
Sharks fall apart in third period, lose to Sabres in overtime
The Sharks gave up three goals to Buffalo in the third period and succumb to the Sabres in overtime...
NHL Gameday: Burns carries historic road goal streak into Buffalo
Brent Burns is the first defenseman in NHL history to score in eight straight road games. Will he extend his historic streak tonight in Buffalo?
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Sharks start 'final push,' prepare for last East Coast road trip
The second season is on the horizon as the Sharks set themselves up for their final East Coast swing...
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Sharks make roster moves ahead of road trip
The Sharks are heading out on a four-game road trip, ahead of which the team decided to make three roster transactions...
Sharks and Coyotes fighting
Three takeaways: Despite loss, Sharks handle Coyotes' physicality well
The Sharks' loss to the Coyotes on Saturday had everything: Physicality, plenty of fighting, goals and one incredible save by Martin Jones.
Coyotes don't play nice in beating Sharks, 3-2
Arizona played the role of aggressor Saturday night in grinding out a win against the Sharks...
Instant Replay: Coyotes grind one out in shootout win over Sharks
Martin Jones made a fantastic save to force a shootout but the Coyotes were the better team in a loss for San Jose...
Micheal Haley fighting against Coyotes
NHL Gameday: Jones in net, Haley returns for Sharks vs Arizona
The Sharks face the Coyotes for the first time since November and Micheal Haley will be back in the lineup for the first time in nearly three weeks.
Mailbag: Will the Sharks re-sign Patrick Marleau?
It’s fair to say that the chances have probably improved that pending free agent Patrick Marleau will return for a 20th season in teal...
Three takeaways: Marleau's memorable night; Tierney breaks out
Chris Tierney entered Thursday night with his roster spot potentially in jeopardy. He responded by scoring a pair of goals...
With 500 career goals, does Marleau have magic Hall-of-Fame argument?
Patrick Marleau is now in the 500 career goals club. But, does that mean the Shark will see his future in the Hall of Fame?
Instant Replay: Sharks best Canucks as Marleau scores 500th career goal
Patrick Marleau scored a historic goal and Martin Jones was huge for the Sharks in net as San Jose took down the Canucks...
What they're saying: Marleau scores historic 500th goal
The world of social media reacts to Patrick Marleau and his historic 500th career goal...
Patrick Marleau scores career goal No. 500
With a goal in the first period, Patrick Marleau reached an NHL milestone and joins the 500 goal club...
NHL Gameday: Sharks face Canucks for first of five meetings
The Sharks are 14 points ahead of the Canucks, but Vancouver has earned at least one point in the standings in 12 of their last 15 games...
One goal away from 500, Marleau surging at right time for Sharks
Patrick Marleau is not only close to reaching 500 goals, but he’s been arguably the team’s most effective forward in the last four games...
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The Sharks Insider Podcast: GM Doug Wilson
GM Doug Wilson joined Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast and discussed the team's rebound from missing the playoffs in 2015 and the trade for Martin Jones.
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GM Doug Wilson reflects on disastrous 2014-15 and Sharks' rebound
Sharks GM Doug Wilson joined The Sharks Insider Podcast to discuss the Sharks' rebound from missing the playoffs in 2015.
Brent Burns fighting with Canucks
Notes: Sharks to see Canucks a lot; Burns honored, getting love from Vegas
The Sharks will see a healthy dose of the Canucks between now and April, while Brent Burns is receiving love from oddsmakers in Las Vegas.
Three takeaways: Sharks' second line drives even strength play
All four lines were effective on Tuesday night against Chicago, but one in particular stood out to coach Pete DeBoer...
Sharks down 'Hawks in 'playoff-type' game
The opponent. The pace. The space. Tuesday's game against the 'Hawks had all the makings of a playoff game for the Sharks...
Instant Replay: Sharks beat Blackhawks on Hertl's late game-winner
A late goal for the Sharks by Tomas Hertl was the difference in a battle between the Western Conference's best...
Sharks' Burns relishes time spent with Bobby Orr
For the Sharks' All-Stars, the weekend proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only represent San Jose, but mingle with NHL legends...
NHL Gameday: Sharks resume schedule against three-time champs
Playing the club that has captured three of the past six Stanley Cups and remains a contender is a good way to jump back into the season..
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'No stress' for Sharks' Thornton despite getting snubbed by NHL
While Sharks fans were not happy that Joe Thornton was left off the NHL's Top 100 Players list, the veteran isn't losing sleep over it.
Sharks with Snoop Dogg
Notes: 'Big fan' DeBoer reflects on meeting Snoop; Sharks recall rookies
Back from the All-Star weekend in LA, Pete DeBoer discussed coaching against Wayne Gretzky and meeting Snoop Dogg.
Five Sharks predictions for the second half
Making the playoffs shouldn’t be an issue, but Logan Couture and the Sharks have higher ambitions than just getting to the tournament...
Pavelski celebrates goal in All-Star Game
Pavleski scores in Pacific's All-Star Game loss to Metropolitan
Joe Pavelski scored a goal and Martin Jones gave up two goals in the Pacific Division's loss to the Metropolitan Division in the final match of the All-Star Game.
Sharks 2016-17 mid-season grades: Forwards
The Sharks are in first of the Pacific Division, but their forwards haven't lived up to expectations. Insider Kevin Kurz hands out grades.
Sharks meet Snoop Dogg at NHL All-Star weekend
The NHL All-Star break is a time to relax and have some fun if you're in the game or not. The Sharks met someone who certainly knows how to do that...
Sharks 2016-17 mid-season grades: Defense and goalies
The Sharks sit in first place at the All-Star break and they owe plenty to their rock solid defense and goalies. Insider Kevin Kurz hands out grades.
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Sharks reassign four to AHL, including Labanc and Meier
The Sharks reassigned four players to their AHL affiliate ahead of the NHL All-Star break this weekend.
Tomas Hertl
Three takeaways: Hertl returns to Sharks lineup
The Sharks went into the All-Star break with a 4-1 loss to Edmonton on Thursday, leaving a number of key takeaways for Insiders Kevin Kurz.
Ailing power play costs Sharks in final game before All-Star break
Much has gone right for the first-place Sharks this season. One glaring soft spot, however, is their power play thus far...
Instant Replay: Sharks slip up vs Oilers, six-game win streak snapped
The Sharks came into Thursday night winning six straight contests and came out hot against the Oilers. But, they squandered away an early lead.
Sharks GM Wilson 'extremely blessed' to join NHL's rare longevity club
Doug Wilson enter an NHL club of only four Thursday night and the Sharks GM feels beyond grateful to be in the position he is in...
NHL Gameday: Sharks, Oilers both coming in hot
San Jose has won six straight after sweeping a brief two-game road trip, while Edmonton is 6-0-1 in its last seven...
Hertl activated, expected to play for Sharks against Oilers
Tomas Hertl, 23, has been out since sustaining a right knee sprain during a game with the Blues on Nov. 17...
Jones' workload 'too much' says former Sharks goalie
If Martin Jones continues at his current pace, the Sharks' goaltender will start 68-69 games before the playoffs arrive in April...
Three takeaways: Young legs give Sharks a boost on road trip
Pete DeBoer mentioned late last week that it was incumbent on the players with younger, fresher legs to make an impact as the Sharks grind it out...
Marleau celebrates goal against Jets
Instant Replay: Marleau's 498th goal puts Sharks back in first place
Trailing 3-2 midway through the third, Melker Karlsson tied it on a penalty shot and Patrick Marleau netted No. 498 to give the Sharks the win.
Sharks trade Tommy Wingels to Senators
Tommy Wingels recorded 122 points over 337 career NHL games with the Sharks. His tenure in San Jose is officially over...
Marleau against the Jets
NHL Gameday: Streaking Sharks roll into Winnipeg, can reclaim first place
The Sharks have won five in a row and their take their act into Canada on Tuesday where they could move into first place in the Pacific.
Marleau celebrating hat trick
Sharks' Marleau strengthens his case for Hall of Fame with career night
Whether Patrick Marleau is a Hall of Famer is up for debate. But the 37-year-old added a significant chapter to his career Monday night.
Marleau celebrates goal with teammates
Instant Replay: Marleau's first four-goal game powers Sharks past Avs
As he closes in 500 career goals, Patrick Marleau netted 494, 495, 496 and 497 in the Sharks' win over the Avalanche on Monday night.
Three takeaways: Sharks make life easy on Avs rookie goalie
The Sharks came out with an OT win Saturday, but they certainly weren't sharp. Insider Kevin Kurz with his three takeaways...
Schlemko celebrates OT goal
Sharks win 'ugly' vs Avs as they fight through brutal schedule
Feeling the effects of a brutal schedule, the Sharks looked sluggish against Colorado on Saturday, but found a way to get the win.
Schlemko scores in OT vs Avs
Instant Replay: Schlemko's OT goal lifts Sharks past Avs
The Avalanche tied the game midway through the third, but David Schlemko's OT marker gave the Sharks their fourth straight win.
Sharks' Hertl taking contact, getting closer to return
All indications are that Tomas Hertl is 'pretty close' to making his NHL return from a knee injury...
NHL Gameday: Sharks host plummeting Avalanche, Nieto
Two teams going in opposite directions face off tonight when the Sharks host the struggling Avalanche...
Pete DeBoer
While many bristle over NHL's new bye week rule, Sharks wait their turn
For the first time in league history, the NHL is implementing a bye week for each team. Reception to the new rule has not been incredibly positive...
Ryan Carpenter
Three takeaways: Carpenter making case to stay with Sharks
After the Sharks earned their third straight win Thursday night, Insider Kevin Kurz examines the emergence of Ryan Carpenter.
Couture fights through illness to push Sharks over Lightning
The Sharks needed a spark Thursday night against the Lightning and they got it in the form of Logan Couture...
Instant Replay: Sharks sweep back-to-back with win over Lightning
The Sharks' winning streak reaches three games as Logan Couture's goal was the difference against the Lightning...
NHL Gameday: Sharks host Lightning in second of back-to-back
San Jose beat Tampa Bay in the only other game of the season series on Nov. 12 in Tampa Bay, 3-1...
Three takeaways: Sharks getting regular production from fourth line
Over the last six games, the Sharks’ fourth line – featuring some different players at different times – has contributed 12 points...
Sharks 'competed our asses off' in rewarding win over Kings
The Sharks' 3-2 win over the rival Kings is arguably their most rewarding effort of the season...
Instant Replay: Complete effort helps Sharks take down rival Kings
The Sharks scored twice in the first period and were able to hold off the Kings for a big road win...
NHL Gameday: Sharks conclude season series with biggest rival
This is the fifth and final game of the season series between the Sharks and Kings, who have split the first four...
Logan Couture to miss Sharks-Kings game
Logan Couture battled through an illness on Monday against the Jets, but did not make the trip to Southern California...
Justin Braun against the Red Wings
Mailbag: Should Sharks trade a d-man for scoring help?
With the Sharks hurting for goals, Kevin Kurz explores the idea of the team trading a defenseman for a scoring forward.
Sharks recall three; Donskoi to IR
The Sharks brought three players up to San Jose on Tuesday while placing Joonas Donskoi on injured reserve...
Three takeaways: Third line leads the way for Sharks
Joel Ward had a strong performance, but his linemates Timo Meier and Chris Tierney also put an end to lengthy scoring streaks...
Ward's sacrifice keys 'bounce-back' game for Sharks
Joel Ward's willingness to put his body on the line was a catalyst for the Sharks in a win that broke a two-game skid...
Instant Replay: Sharks offense comes to life, ground Jets 5-2
Five goals by five different Sharks was more than enough offense to take down the Jets and end a two-game skid...
Couture playing against the Jets
NHL Gameday: Sharks try to rebound from ugly loss, host Jets in matinee
Coming off a deflating shutout loss to the Blues on Saturday, the Sharks host Winnipeg is a rare early afternoon game Monday.
Jones celebrating with Couture
All-Star Jones a model of consistency for Sharks: 'He solidifies our team'
In a season full of inconsistencies, first-time All-Star Martin Jones has been the Sharks' rock in his second season as their netminder.