April 19, 2009 |
For the Sharks, the two days between Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Ducks and Game 2 today at HP Pavilion felt like two weeks. "I hate it. It's driving me nuts," forward Jeremy Roenick said Saturday. "It's no fun, especially when you lose. It just gives you longer to think about it." The break gave each coach time to find fault with his team. San Jose's Todd McLellan stopped a drill to bark a few choice words Saturday morning and Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle did the same a few hours later.
April 26, 2009 |
On the morning of what loomed as their last game of the season, the San Jose Sharks held an optional skate Saturday at HP Pavilion -- and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau opted not to participate. There are two ways to look at that. They were just being consistent, since neither had shown up for most of the first four games of their playoff series against the Ducks, which the Ducks led, 3-1.
May 15, 2013 |
Kings center Jarret Stoll took a hard hit from San Jose left winger Raffi Torres near the end of the second period of L.A.'s 2-0 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series. Stoll was injured and sat out the third period. Coach Darryl Sutter had no comment on the play but said of Stoll: "We weren't resting him and he didn't come back. " Torres was sent off the ice for charging. The NHL is expected to announce Wednesday whether it will hold a hearing to determine whether Torres should be fined or suspended for the hit. No question how Sharks Coach Todd McLellan would rule if he were in charge.
May 23, 2013 |
Twelve wins in a row at Staples Center make the Kings a decent bet in Thursday night's Western Conference semifinal game against the San Jose Sharks. But with the series tied at two games each, the visitors are taking a reverse sort of inspiration from their nightmare, last-second loss in Game 2 here last week. The Kings used the power play to score twice in the final two minutes of a 4-3 victory that night. "We played good enough to win in this building," forward Logan Couture said after Thursday's morning skate.
March 15, 2009 |
Evgeni Nabokov returned to San Jose's lineup and immediately had an impact, stopping 23 shots in regulation and overtime and six of seven shootout attempts. No big deal for the All-Star goalie. "The guys really made it easier for me," Nabokov said after the Sharks' 2-1 victory over the Kings on Saturday night. "I didn't have to face a lot of shots. I felt good right off the bat."
May 24, 2013 |
San Jose Sharks Coach Todd McLellan sounded less than gracious Thursday when asked about the performance of Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick in the Sharks' 3-0 loss at Staples Center. Quick stopped 24 shots as the Kings took a 3-2 edge in the teams' Western Conference semifinal. He leads all playoff goaltenders with a 1.50 goals-against average, .948 save percentage and three shutouts. But McLellan didn't seem impressed by Quick's work. “I didn't think we tested him a lot tonight," McLellan said.