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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
19-7-1 39
15-6-3 33
13-10-4 30
14-12-0 28
11-10-3 25
10-12-3 23
8-16-4 20
6-17-3 15

Top Sharks News

  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Deals power-play helper

    Nieto posted a power-play assist in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Nieto hadn't recorded a power-play point since 2015-16 in his first stint with the Sharks, as he rarely sees more than second-unit time. The Sharks' lack of better options up front has opened the door in places, and Nieto has done well as a depth forward this season. He has six goals, five helpers, 47 shots on net, 22 hits and a minus-8 rating in 28 appearances, with seven of his 11 points coming in the last 11 games.

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  • Sharks' Logan Couture: Garners assist Sunday

    Couture recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Couture saw a three-game point streak end Saturday, but he got back on the scoresheet Sunday when he helped out on an Oskar Lindblom tally. Since Nov. 10, Couture has been one of the most consistent players in the league, racking up nine goals and seven helpers in 14 outings. The center has 13 goals, 11 assists, 65 shots on net, 49 hits and a minus-12 rating in 28 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Records assist Sunday

    Vlasic produced an assist, three shots on goal and three blocked shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Vlasic helped out on an Oskar Lindblom goal in the third period. With three assists in his last seven outings, Vlasic has enjoyed a bit of a bounce-back campaign on offense. That's still not much since he was never a particularly notable scoring threat -- he's at seven assists in 28 games, halfway to matching the 14 points he put up in 75 outings last year. Vlasic has added 27 shots on net, 43 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating this season while returning to a top-four role on an inexperienced blue line.

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  • Sharks' Matt Benning: Earns power-play assist

    Benning notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Benning's offense this season continues to be a surprise, and it's even earned him time on the second power-play unit recently. He set up a Kevin Labanc goal in the first period of Sunday's game. Benning has six helpers in his last eight outings and is up to 10 points, 22 shots on net, 39 hits, 42 blocked shots, 14 PIM and a minus-6 rating in 28 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Luke Kunin: Snags helper in loss

    Kunin posted an assist and three hits in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Kunin snapped a three-game point drought when he set up Nick Bonino's first-period marker. Despite playing on the Sharks' third line, Kunin has emerged as a key depth scorer with 13 points in 28 contests. He's added 51 shots on net, 60 hits, 27 blocked shots, 32 PIM and a minus-11 rating -- his all-around production may be enough to help managers in deeper fantasy formats.

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  • Sharks' Erik Karlsson: Logs helper in loss

    Karlsson picked up an assist, four shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Karlsson began the Sharks' four-game road trip with no points versus the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs, but he's gotten back on track with an assist in each of the last two games. The 32-year-old was inevitably going to slow down after a remarkable heater that began in late October. He's at 11 goals, 23 assists, 86 shots on net, 30 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating through 28 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Oskar Lindblom: Breaks through for first goal

    Lindblom scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Lindblom snapped an 11-game point drought with his first goal of the season. In that span, he went minus-5 with 11 hits and 8:03 of ice time per game. The 26-year-old's limited usage on the Sharks' fourth line has led to virtually nothing in the scoring department, as he's at five points, 27 shots, 25 hits and a minus-7 rating in 27 appearances this season.

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  • Sharks' Nick Bonino: Gets first goal of season

    Bonino scored a goal in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Bonino had picked up three assists in 16 games since the start of November before finally getting his first goal of the year Sunday. The 34-year-old has four points, a minus-7 rating, 26 shots on net, 36 blocked shots and eight PIM in 25 outings overall. He's more of a defensive center, so there's little reason to track his production in most fantasy formats.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Buries power-play goal

    Labanc scored a power-play goal and added two PIM in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Labanc put the Sharks ahead 2-1 with his first-period tally. The goal was his first in five games, though he added three assists in that span. This was also his first power-play point since Nov. 5. Labanc has five goals, 15 points, 51 shots and a minus-6 rating in 27 contests, though his continued presence on the top line alongside Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl maintains some hope for his production.

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  • Sharks' Aaron Dell: Not good Sunday

    Dell allowed five goals on 37 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.

    Dell's second start of the year was worse than his first, and both ended up as losses. He's given up seven goals on 68 shots so far, and the Sharks' porous defense is unlikely to make his job easier as he fills in on the NHL roster with James Reimer (lower body) out. Outside the deepest of formats, Dell is best left on the waiver wire.

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  • Sharks' Aaron Dell: Starting in Buffalo

    Dell will start Sunday's road game against the Sabres, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Dell's second start of the season will come against his former team. In 12 appearances with the Sabres last year, he posted a 1-8-1 record with a 4.03 GAA and an .893 save percentage. Dell made 29 saves on 31 shots in a 3-1 loss to Toronto on Wednesday during his 2022-23 debut with the Sharks.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Another game with too many goals

    Kahkonen made 34 saves one 39 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday.

    It was a bit of a crash back to earth after his first career shutout against Montreal earlier this week. The Senators scored four unanswered goals in the second and third periods to secure the win. Kahkonen allowed three power-play goals Saturday. Even with the shutout, he has given up 16 goals in his last four games.

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  • Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Second two-goal game in three

    Hertl scored two goals Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Ottawa.

    He laid them down in under four minutes in the first period. Hertl opened the scoring with an open-net snipe from along the goal line after the puck bounced to him off the end boards. His second was a tap-in of an Erik Karlsson centering pass. It was Hertl's second two-goal game in his last three outings. He has nine goals in 27 contests so far and has his sights set on a third 30-goal season.

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  • Sharks' Mario Ferraro: Day-to-day

    Ferraro (undisclosed) has been upgraded to day-to-day by coach David Quinn, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Ferraro was considered week-to-week as recently as Tuesday, but he felt good after practice Friday, hence the change in his status. He was placed on injured reserve Nov. 25, so he'll be eligible to be activated whenever he's ready to return to the lineup. He has a goal and five points in 23 games with 27 hits and 47 blocked shots this season.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting in Ottawa

    Kahkonen will guard the road crease against Ottawa on Saturday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Kahkonen gets the start as James Reimer (lower body) has been ruled out for the weekend games. Kahkonen shut out the Canadiens on Tuesday for his first goose egg of the season. He is 3-5-2 with a 3.43 GAA and an .884 save percentage. He will face the Senators, who are in last place in the Atlantic Division with an 8-13-1 mark.

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  • Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Misses practice Friday

    Labanc (personal) missed practice Friday but will be available for Saturday's tilt in Ottawa, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Labanc has four goals and 13 points in 25 games this season and has been seeing first line time with Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier. He had a pair of assists Tuesday versus the Habs but was held off the scoresheet Wednesday in Toronto.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.85
(22nd)
3.52
(24th)
21.1
(19th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Reimer G James Reimer G Lower Body
M. Ferraro D Mario Ferraro D Undisclosed
N. Sturm C Nico Sturm C Upper Body
M. Nutivaara D Markus Nutivaara D Lower Body

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