• Allows five in preseason loss

    News: Alex Stalock stopped 34 of 39 Anaheim shots en route to a preseason loss Saturday night.
    Analysis: Alex Stalock can't be entirely blamed for the lackluster loss, as the Sharks basically fielded their AHL squad in front of him and lost Raffi Torres when he was ejected in the first period. On top of that, the Sharks gave the Ducks six power plays, two of which they converted. Not a great showing, but it's hard to judge Stalock too harshly for the poor showing.
  • Sharks' Stalock Likely Ticketed For Backup Duties

    News: Alex Stalock is expected to open the upcoming campaign in a backup role behind new acquisition Martin Jones, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
    Analysis: The Sharks staged an open competition for the starting goalie role between Alex Stalock and Antti Niemi last season during training camp, but it was Niemi who eventually received the bulk of the starts between the net. Though Niemi left town during the offseason, Stalock did little to show that he'd be capable of handling a full-time load, as he submitted a pedestrian 8-9-2 record, 2.62 GAA, and .902 save percentage in his 22 appearances in 2014-15. Those lukewarm numbers prompted the Sharks to acquire Jones, who backed up the Kings' Jonathan Quick the last two seasons and produced exceptional results. With the Sharks bringing in a new coach this season in Peter DeBoer, Stalock likely won't have the benefit of entering training camp on top of the depth chart, affording Jones every opportunity to prove he's the superior goalie of the two.
  • Sharks' Stalock Suffers Loss In Season Finale

    News: Alex Stalock gave up three goals on 35 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Kings. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
    Analysis: Alex Stalock took a step back in his development this season, posting an 8-9-2 record in 19 starts with a 2.60 GAA and .902 save percentage after going 12-5-2 with a 1.87 GAA and .932 save percentage in 2013-14. That could just be a reflection of the Sharks' all-around sub-par play, so there's still a chance that the 27-year-old assumes a starting role with San Jose next season as Antti Niemi is expected to depart in free agency.
  • Sharks' Stalock To Get Nod For Finale

    News: Alex Stalock will receive the start in goal for Saturday's season finale against the Kings, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Alex Stalock's appointment to the starting role likely means that we've seen the last of Antti Niemi in a Sharks uniform, as he's slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Though it's possible the Sharks could be active on the trade market for a netminder this summer, Stalock seems likely to assume a full-time role with the club going forward. After posting spectacular numbers a season earlier, Stalock took a step back in 2014-15, posting an 8-8-2 record, 2.60 GAA, and .902 save percentage over his 21 appearances entering Saturday. Perhaps a strong finish against Los Angeles to end the campaign will provide the organization with more confidence about Stalock's prospects heading into next season.
  • Sharks' Stalock Lit Up By Stars

    News: Alex Stalock was awful Monday, giving up five goals on just 25 shots in a 5-1 loss to the visiting Stars.
    Analysis: An illness that held Alex Stalock out of two games seems to have killed his momentum, at least in this game, as he had allowed just five goals combined in his previous three starts against Colorado, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Nonetheless, Stalock is now 8-8-2 with a 2.60 GAA and .902 save percentage on the season in limited action behind Antti Niemi, who is likely to depart San Jose in the offseason.
  • Sharks Turn To Stalock On Monday

    News: Alex Stalock (illness) is slated to start Monday's game against the Stars, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Alex Stalock, who had been under the weather, returns to the San Jose net Monday, with the team still clinging to its slim playoff hopes. The Sharks would be eliminated by a loss Monday, or with a win by either the Kings or Jets.
  • Sharks' Stalock To Sit Friday

    News: Alex Stalock (illness) won't start Friday's game against the Coyotes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: The illness that sidelined Antti Niemi for the last few games appears to have subsided, but it's since been spread to Alex Stalock, who was feeling under the weather during Wednesday's win over the Avalanche but still managed to play. With Niemi now feeling healthy, Stalock will have the opportunity to rest up and recover, though he'll still be on hand to serve as the backup goalie. It's possible Stalock will feel well enough to play Saturday in Arizona.
  • Sharks' Stalock Dealing With Illness

    News: Alex Stalock is dealing with an illness, leaving Antti Niemi as the likely starter for Friday's game against the Coyotes, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
    Analysis: Niemi missed the last three games because of an illness, and it's quite possible Alex Stalock is now bothered by the same thing. The Sharks have back-to-back games against the Coyotes this weekend, so Stalock could still be an option for Saturday, if he makes a quicker recovery than Niemi did.
  • Sharks' Stalock Beats Colorado

    News: Alex Stalock turned aside 19 of 20 shots in a 5-1 win over the visiting Avalanche on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Alex Stalock did his job against Colorado, with a third-period Matt Duchene power-play goal being the only puck that got past him. The 27-year-old is now 8-7-2 with a 2.47 GAA and .907 save percentage this season, including two shutouts. He hasn't seen much time behind workhorse Antti Niemi, but could assume a larger role next season if the Sharks decide not to re-sign Niemi.
  • Sharks' Stalock Confirmed For Wednesday

    News: Alex Stalock will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Regular netminder Antti Niemi still isn't fully recovered from the illness he first suffered over the weekend, so Alex Stalock will be called upon to make a third straight start. He's played fairly well in his first two turns, beating the Flyers and taking an overtime loss to the Penguins while stopping 47 of 51 shots (.921 save percentage).