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Sharks' Joe Thornton: Delivers winning goal
Thornton scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
Thornton's third-period tally gave his team a 3-1 lead and turned into the game-winner when the visiting Stars managed to get one back. It looks like the undisclosed injury that put Thornton's status for this one in question was nothing serious, so deploy Jumbo Joe as you normally would moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Logan Couture: Approaching point per game
Couture dished out a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Both of Couture's helpers came on goals by Timo Meier. Couture's closing in on a point-per-game pace with 32 points in 33 games. He's on pace to eclipse his 2014-15 career high of 67 points.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Timo Meier: Not slowing down in breakout season
Meier potted two goals in Thursday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
That's back-to-back two-goal games for Meier, who's up to 18 goals and 32 points through 30 appearances this season. The 22-year-old winger's breaking out in a big way, as he's already approaching last season's totals of 21 goals and 36 points in 81 games.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Martin Jones: Benefits from defense in win
Jones made 20 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
San Jose continues to limit the shots against Jones, which is why he's been able to compile a 13-7-3 record with just a .900 save percentage. If Jones can start to approach the .915 mark he posted last season, he'd become one of the most valuable fantasy goalies in the league given the talent in front of him.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Joe Thornton: Good to go
Thornton (undisclosed) is on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Stars, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Thornton is expected to slot into his usual spot in the lineup, skating on San Jose's third line and second power-play unit against Dallas. The 39-year-old has remained a solid depth scorer at his advanced age for the Sharks this campaign, notching four goals and 12 points in 23 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Martin Jones: In goal against Stars
Jones will be between the pipes for Thursday's home clash with Dallas, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Jones is 0-2-0 in his matchups with the Stars this season, while posting an .865 save percentage and 3.62 GAA. Considering the Sharks are allowing a mere 29.0 shot per game (fifth-fewest in the league), it could be another light workload for the netminder.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Joe Thornton: No lock to play Thursday
Thornton is questionable for Thursday night's home game against the Stars, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. According to Sharks coach Peter DeBoer, the veteran center is "dealing with a little something."
The vague disclosure of Thornton's issue makes it difficult to tell how much time he will miss -- if any time at all -- but we're talking about a 39-year-old who probably requires more day-to-day maintenance that your average player. Look for the Sharks to provide another update on his status ahead of the next game.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Rourke Chartier: Recalled by parent club
The Sharks recalled Chartier from AHL San Jose on Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Chartier has played well in the minors this season, notching two goals and eight points in eight contests, but he hasn't been able to carry that success with him to the NHL level, as he's only tallied one goal in 13 appearances with the Sharks this campaign. The 22-year-old forward's next opportunity to crack the big club's lineup will arrive Thursday against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Two points in convincing win
Hertl generated a power-play goal and an assist in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Devils in San Jose.
The Sharks have a penchant for creating scoring chances around the crease, and this time it was Hertl with the nifty spin move to guide the puck around a few defenders and past netminder Keith Kinkaid. Hertl is up to nine goals and 14 assists through 27 games, which has the Czech skater on pace for 20 more single-season points than he's ever had before.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Joe Pavelski: Scoring rate off the charts
Pavelski recorded a 5-on-5 goal as well as a power-play assist in Monday's 5-2 home win over the Devils.
Pavelski picked up the trash by the doorstep for his 20th goal with 1:57 remaining in the first period, and then the captain would end up with a power-play helper on the game's final tally. Self-supported by a career-high shooting percentage (22.5), Pavelski has a real shot -- excuse the pun -- at 50-plus goals in his 13th NHL campaign.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Timo Meier: Averaging point per game
Meier produced a pair of even-strength goals in Monday's 5-2 home win over the Devils.
Meier's breakout season continues, as he just secured his eighth multi-point outing of the 2018-19 campaign. The net-front, power-play winger is third on the Sharks in points with 14 goals and just as many assists through 28 games.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Martin Jones: In control against Devils
Jones made 21 saves for a 5-2 home win over the Devils on Monday.
This was Jones' third win between five December starts. The Sharks ended up with a plus-10 shot differential and captain Joe Pavelski -- with a goal and an assist -- was among 10 players dressed in teal to have supported the sixth-year goalie with at least one point in this convincing victory. Jones suffered a loss to the Devils in New Jersey on Oct. 14, but it was a completely different story at the Shark Tank.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Radim Simek: Celebrates first NHL goal
Simek tallied his first NHL goal to complement a plus-3 rating in Monday's 5-2 home win over the Devils.
Simek has two points over his first five games on hockey's grandest stage. It's not all that surprising that the Czech defenseman is making an immediate offensive impact since he dropped seven goals among 27 points to complement a plus-6 rating for the AHL's Barracuda last season. Best of all, there's reason to believe his strong effort Monday could lead to more playing time on the top pair with 2017 Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Martin Jones: Defending cage versus Devils
Jones will be in net for Monday's game against New Jersey.
Jones has had an up and down season in 2018-19, posting an 11-7-3 record in 21 starts, as well as a 2.91 GAA and .900 save percentage. The Sharks' netminder keeps following up a good start with a bad one, unable to string together multiple good performances in a row. Fortunately, Monday's matchup has Jones facing the Devils who have just one win in their last eight games. Start the 28-year-old with confidence.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Logan Couture: Continues scoring
Couture scored a goal and an assist in a 5-3 victory against the Coyotes on Saturday.
The 29-year-old scored San Jose's second goal and then picked up an assist on the empty-net goal to seal the victory. The multi-point night pulls Couture within a point of averaging one per game -- he has 10 goals and 30 points in 31 contests. Couture could easily raise that average to above a point per game soon. He's rather hot at the moment, having tallied four goals and 13 points in the last 11 games.... See More ... See Less
Sharks' Aaron Dell: Continues to struggle in win
Dell allowed three goals on 20 shots in a 5-3 victory against the Coyotes on Saturday.
The Sharks spotted their backup netminder a three-goal lead, but the Coyotes responded with the next three scores to tie the game. Dell shut the door after that, though, and the Sharks closed out the game with an empty-netter. Despite the win, Dell hasn't been a very good streaming option lately. In the last three games, he's posted an .835 save percentage and a 4.72 GAA.... See More ... See Less