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marc-edouard vlasic nets ot winner as sharks top coyotes


san jose — all that’s important to the sharks right now are the two points.it doesn’t matter that they allowed five goals or more for the third time in six games, or that their no. 1 goalie is going through a difficult stretch. all that the sharks cared about saturday was getting the win.joonas donskoi had three points — including the game-tying goal late in the third period — and marc-edouard vlasic got credit for scoring the winning goal in overtime as the sharks topped the arizona coyotes 6-5 at sap center.vlasic charged toward the net and made contact with christian dvorak, whose skate appeared to tap the puck over the goal line with 2:18 left in overtime. joe pavelski and joe thornton had the assists, as the sharks came out of their bye week to snap a three-game losing streak in exhil






needing a win, sharks hope experience matters in game 6


san jose — the sharks are going with their most experienced lineup possible for their biggest game of the season saturday at sap center.joonas donskoi will draw back into the lineup and timo meier will come out as the sharks look to stave off elimination in game 6 of their opening round playoff series against the edmonton oilers.the sharks held an optional morning skate saturday and did not run through line combinations, so it isn’t known who donskoi’s linemates will be for the elimination game. for game 4, donskoi was on a line with logan couture and jannik hansen.meier had played on a line with tomas hertl and melker karlsson the past two games, playing 12:53 in game 4 and 14:43 in game 5, when the sharks lost 4-3 in overtime to fall behind in the series three-games-to-two.“we know (dons






donskoi suffers injury as sharks top flyers


philadelphia — make it nine in a row.the sharks added to the philadelphia flyers (8-10-7) woes tuesday, putting together one of their most complete games of the season to hand the home team its ninth-consecutive loss, the squad’s longest losing streak since 2008.get sharks news in your inbox. sign up now for the free sharks report newsletter.here’s what we learned as the sharks (13-8-2) picked up a 3-1 win at the wells fargo center.1. joonas donskoi’s health in question after taking a hit in the second period.with aaron dell, the sharks have the goaltending depth to absorb martin jones’ day-to-day injury. losing joonas donskoi for any extended period of time would be a significant setback for the offensively-starved squad.like our sharks facebook page for more san jose sharks news, comment






deboer unsure if donskoi will join sharks on road trip


san jose — sharks coach pete deboer wasn’t sure as of sunday afternoon if forward joonas donskoi would join the team for its four-game road trip this week.deboer said he was going to meet with sharks head athletic trainer ray tufts sometime later sunday to decide a roster for the week.donskoi is recovering from an upper body injury he suffered when he absorbed a hit from colorado’s andreas martinsen in a jan. 23 game against the avalanche. the sharks are 3-1-1 in his absence.the sharks open the road trip tuesday in buffalo against the sabres, then play thursday in boston, urday in philadelphia and finish things sunday in new jersey against the devils.the sharks are 16-6-0 against eastern conference teams this season, the best record for any western conference team against the east.donskoi






sharks place donskoi, heed on injured reserve


tampa —  the injuries are piling up as the sharks dressing room is quickly turning into a hospital ward.the sharks (14-8-2) sent forward joonas donskoi (lower body) and defenseman tim heed (upper body) to the injured reserve saturday, retroactive to nov. 28 and nov. 25. mikkel boedker (lower body) and melker karlsson (cut) will be scratched from saturday’s game against the tampa bay lightning (17-6-2) because of injuries they suffered in friday’s 2-1 win over the florida panthers.get sharks news in your inbox. sign up now for the free sharks report newsletter.head coach pete deboer labeled all four injuries as “day to day” as heed will be eligible to return to the lineup for the sharks game against the washington capitals monday, and donskoi can rejoin the squad when it kicks off a three-g






donskoi ties it with 15.4 seconds left, sharks win in ot


san jose, calif. — it all happened in a flash amid a scramble in front of the goal, and marc-edouard vlasic didn't want to dwell on the details — like whether he actually touched the puck on the winning goal.it was no matter.vlasic was credited with an overtime goal as the san jose sharks beat the arizona coyotes 6-5 on saturday night.joonas donskoi tied it with 15.4 seconds left for the sharks with his second goal of the game, and vlasic followed with his fifth of the season amid a scramble in front."why would you ask that?" vlasic said when asked if he touched the puck."lucky bounce," vlasic said. "it popped up, i crashed the net and i was lucky enough to poke it in."coyotes goalie scott edgewood offered a different version of events."i kicked my legs out and they had two guys coming in






sharks face calgary flames in key game


calgary — joonas donskoi is expected to rejoin the sharks lineup thursday, injecting some much-needed offensive creativity into the team’s forward group as it kicks off a crucial three-game stretch through western canada.donskoi, who has missed six games with an upper-body injury, will likely rejoin logan couture’s line for the sharks (16-10-3) when they meet the calgary flames (16-12-3) in an important pacific division game.“he creates a lot with the puck, creates a lot of offense,” couture said. “there’s not many players (on the sharks) that can create offense on their own, but he’s in that group. we’ve missed him.”the timing of donskoi’s injury couldn’t have been worse for a sharks team that ranks 25th in goals per game (2.68) and 30th in five-on-five offense (43 goals).after donskoi su






sharks' joonas donskoi improving, won't play vs. maple leafs


san jose — forward joonas donskoi is getting closer to a return from an upper body injury but will not play tuesday when the sharks host the toronto maple leafs, coach pete deboer said.donskoi, who was a full participant in monday’s practice, has not played since jan. 23 when he absorbed a hit from andreas martinsen in a game against the colorado avalanche. donskoi also came down with the flu prior to the team leaving for vancouver on friday.donskoi was on a line with tomas hertl and melker karlsson during monday’s practice as the sharks, who were without forward micheal haley, juggled their lines a bit.“he looks good. getting closer,” deboer said. “obviously it’s been a while. it’s his first real practice with contact, so it’s a good step.”dylan demelo, who is getting closer to his own re






sharks close to re-signing melker karlsson and joonas donskoi


san jose — sharks general manager doug wilson is close to knocking a couple of items off of his to-do list before the heavy lifting starts this summer.according to a source, the sharks are close to re-signing pending-restricted free agents joonas donskoi and melker karlsson to multi-year contracts.donskoi played a key role in the sharks run to the stanley cup final last spring, collecting 12 points (6g, 6a) in 24 games, including the game-winning goal in the team’s game 3 overtime win over the pittsburgh penguins at the sap center.the sharks signed donskoi out of the finnish liiga in may 2015. in two years with the team, the 25-year-old forward has recorded 53 points (17g, 36a) in 137 games. after a strong rookie campaign, donskoi suffered through a sophomore slump this season, missing 21






joonas donskoi stars, but sharks lose in shootout to ducks


san jose — joonas donskoi did almost everything he could monday night — including scoring an all-too-rare sharks power play goal — to help his team come away from a three-game homestand with at least something to show for their efforts.donskoi opened the scoring against the anaheim ducks with a first period goal on a nifty individual effort, helped send the game into overtime with a power-play goal at the 8:19 mark of the third period, then scored in the third round of the shootout.in the ninth round of the shootout, though, after each team had scored three goals, tomas hertl missed his attempt and antoine vermette beat goalie martin jones to give the ducks an exhausting 3-2 win.before vermette’s goal, brent burns and tim heed scored in the shootout for the sharks. corey perry, cam fowler






joonas donskoi stars, but sharks lose in shootout to ducks


san jose — joonas donskoi did almost everything he could monday night — including scoring an all-too-rare sharks power play goal — to help his team come away from a three-game homestand with at least something to show for their efforts.donskoi opened the scoring against the anaheim ducks with a first period goal on a nifty individual effort, helped send the game into overtime with a power-play goal at the 8:19 mark of the third period, then scored in the third round of the shootout.in the ninth round of the shootout, though, after each team had scored three goals, tomas hertl missed his attempt and antoine vermette beat goalie martin jones to give the ducks an exhausting 3-2 win.before vermette’s goal, brent burns and tim heed scored in the shootout for the sharks. corey perry, cam fowler






donskoi propels sharks to win in return to action.


calgary — joonas donskoi scored the game-winning goal in his return from injury as the sharks fended off the calgary flames in the jam-packed pacific division.team teal maintained its hold of third place in the division thursday, breaking a tie with the flames by opening their three-game road trip through western canada with a 3-2 win in calgary.in doing so, the sharks earned points in a fourth-consecutive game, kicking off a key stretch of the schedule in which they’ll play six-consecutive games against pacific division foes on the right foot.“it’s huge. tough building to play in,” chris tierney said. “this west coast swing, playing these teams in our division is always tough, so it’s really good to get those first two points out of the way.”donskoi scored the game-winning goal with 2:48






streaking ducks beat sharks in shootout 3-2


antoine vermette beat goalie martin jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the ducks a 3-2 victory over the san jose sharks on monday night.corey perry, cam fowler and brandon montour also scored during the tiebreaker for anaheim.joonas donskoi, tim heed and brent burns had shootout goals for the sharks. tomas hertl missed his attempt in the ninth round, leaving vermette a chance to win it.perry and rickard rakell scored in regulation for the ducks. reto berra made 40 saves in his first start of the season.donskoi had two goals for the sharks, including the tying score in the third period. jones stopped 28 shots.donskoi helped create his own goal by knocking the puck away from a ducks defender and getting it to logan couture for a give-and-go as the sharks took a 1-0 lead 3:31 into






sharks top sabres, earn first win of season


san jose — the 1993-94 sharks’ record of shame is safe for now.the sharks (1-2) avoided becoming the franchise’s first team in 24 years to open a season with an 0-3 record thursday, picking up their first win of the 2017-18 campaign by knocking off the buffalo sabres 3-2 at the sap center.like our sharks facebook page for more san jose sharks news, commentary and conversation.“you drop the first two, that third one, you start thinking about it a little bit,” captain joe pavelski said. “especially, opening up at home with [five] games here, it’s a little unusual, so to get that first win was very important tonight.”the 1993-94 sharks, who won over the hearts of bay area sports fans by upsetting the detroit red wings in the first round of the stanley cup playoffs, opened the season with a fr






sharks ink melker karlsson, joonas donskoi to new deals


san jose — the sharks crossed off two items on their offseason to-do list, announcing friday the signing of pending restricted free agent forwards melker karlsson and joonas donskoi to multi-year contracts.karlsson was awarded a three-year contract extension and donskoi was given a two-year deal.tsn’s pierre lebrun reported that karlsson’s contract has an average annual value of $2 million per season and donskoi’s deal has is worth an average of $1.9 million per season.karlsson, 26, signed with the sharks in may 2014 after winning his second-consecutive championship with skelleftea aik of the swedish hockey league. over the last three seasons, the versatile forward has registered 65 points (34 goals, 31 assists) in 185 games.“melker plays an up-tempo, high-energy game and brings flexibilit






labanc, ward score early, sharks beat canucks 3-1


san jose, calif. — kevin labanc and joel ward scored in the first 30 seconds for the quickest two goals in franchise history, and the san jose sharks beat the vancouver canucks 3-1 tuesday night.chris tierney also scored for the playoff-bound sharks, who won for just the third time in 11 games. martin jones stopped 33 shots for his 35th win — seventh in the nhl.christopher tanev scored for the canucks, who lost their fifth straight and for the second straight time against the sharks. richard bachman finished with 22 saves in his fourth start.the sharks completed a sweep of the teams' five-game season series.following the sharks' lightning-quick strikes, with came 12 seconds apart, neither team found the net until tanev scored early in the third. the canucks won a face-off, with brock boese






sharks rally to beat flames on donskoi's shootout goal


san jose, calif. — san jose rookie joonas donskoi wasn't very happy with his overall game. he felt he had to make up for a tripping penalty that led to calgary's second goal of the first period.everything turned out all right in the end.donskoi scored the winning goal in a shootout, and the sharks rallied to beat the flames 3-2 on thursday for their third straight victory."you've got to put some streaks together," said joe pavelski, who scored his eighth goal of the season. "to win three in a row, you can't be satisfied. you've got to go for four or five. i don't know if this is the time or not, hopefully you can start creating a little separation."the sharks were stymied for most of the night by flames goalie david rittich, but they got a late goal in the third period on timo meier's re-d






sharks look to continue dominance of canucks in vancouver


vancouver, b.c. — every game is basically a must win now for the sharks if they hope to at least move into second place in the pacific division and have home ice advantage for the first round of the nhl playoffs.two games against the vancouver canucks, starting with sunday’s game at rogers arena, seem to have come at the perfect time.the sharks have won their last 10 games in vancouver since jan. 21, 2012 and could desperately use two points as they try to reel back in edmonton and anaheim in their final road game of the regular season. goalie martin jones will start for the sharks.the oilers moved into first place with their overtime win over the ducks on saturday. although both teams have 97 points, edmonton has 40 regulation or overtime wins this season to anaheim’s 39.the sharks have l






sharks' schlemko making road trip; donskoi, demelo available


san jose — forward joonas donskoi and defenseman dylan demelo have both been cleared to play but the sharks as still awaiting word on when jannik hansen might be able to join the team.hansen, acquired tuesday from the vancouver canucks, is still going through the immigration process to live and work in the united states. the sharks play in minnesota on sunday and winnipeg on monday.“it’s really day-to-day,” sharks coach pete deboer said about hansen’s situation. “i could get a call in an hour and say he’s got clearance or it could be two days. i don’t know.”defenseman david schlemko did not practice saturday at sap center but will be making the trip,  deboer said. schlemko suffered a lower body injury in thursday’s game against the canucks and did not take a shift in the final two periods.






sharks' schlemko making road trip; donskoi, demelo available


san jose — forward joonas donskoi and defenseman dylan demelo have both been cleared to play but the sharks as still awaiting word on when jannik hansen might be able to join the team.hansen, acquired tuesday from the vancouver canucks, is still going through the immigration process to live and work in the united states. the sharks play in minnesota on sunday and winnipeg on monday.“it’s really day-to-day,” sharks coach pete deboer said about hansen’s situation. “i could get a call in an hour and say he’s got clearance or it could be two days. i don’t know.”defenseman david schlemko did not practice saturday at sap center but will be making the trip,  deboer said. schlemko suffered a lower body injury in thursday’s game against the canucks and did not take a shift in the final two periods.






video review haunts sharks in loss to bruins


san jose — after a lethargic effort thursday, the sharks played with inspiration against the boston bruins saturday, producing 37 shots on goal, 86 shot attempts and several scoring chances in high-danger areas.get sharks news in your inbox. sign up now for the free sharks report newsletter.but the end result wound up being the same: two pivotal video reviews, a loss and a boatload of frustration.here’s what we learned as the boston bruins (8-7-4) topped the sharks (10-8) for the second time this season, winning 3-1 at sap center.1. the video reviews and overturned goals are wearing on the sharks psyche. head coach pete deboer feels like the nhl is using his face for target practice.after getting two goals overturned by coach’s challenges on thursday, the sharks came out on the wrong side






three keys for san jose


sharks (38-19-7, 18-12-3 away) vs. winnipeg (30-30-6, 16-15-1 home), 5 p.m., mts centre, csnca, 98.5 kfoxthe sharks are 17-4-2-2 all-time vs. winnipeg/atlanta and have a 2-0 record against the jets this season. in their last meeting in winnipeg on jan. 24, the sharks got third period goals from melker karlsson and patrick marleau to earn a 4-3 win. logan couture had a goal and an assist and brent burns added a power play goal, then his 21st of the season.today’s stories:jones shines, but wild too much for sharks in minnesota 3-1 windeboer says he’d be surprised if hansen not with sharks by thursday’s game with capssharks notes: it appears joonas donskoi will be back in the sharks’ lineup for the first time since jan. 23. it’s unclear where donskoi might play if he does get in, although he






pavelski scores 300th goal in sharks win over panthers


sunrise, fla. — pete deboer evened the score with his former-assistant coach bob boughner friday as the sharks picked up their third-consecutive win.get sharks news in your inbox. sign up now for the free sharks report newsletter.after getting beat in their first meet up with boughner, who left the team in the offseason to take the florida panthers head coaching job, the sharks found a way to win the rematch while playing without offensive catalyst joonas donskoi, who went down with an injury tuesday.here’s what we learned at the sharks (14-8-2) picked up a 2-1 win over the panthers (10-13-2) in sunrise.1. the sharks finally catch a break with video review.after losing five video reviews in a nine-day span last month, including two against the panthers on nov. 16, the sharks finally caught






sharks can't keep up with minnesota wild, lose 3-2


st. paul, minn. — there’s a chance that by the time the sharks resume play later this week they’ll no longer be in sole possession of first place in the pacific division.that wasn’t the sharks’ greatest concern after their 3-2 loss to the minnesota wild on tuesday.right now it’s about finding a way to put a complete game together, getting healthy, improving on special teams and finding a rhythm before the start the postseason.after four straight losses, the sharks need to worry about what’s in their control.“i’m more worried about how we’re playing,” sharks center logan couture said. “you try not to look at the standings and worry about how we’re playing our game.”the sharks broke through with their first goal in almost seven full periods when david schlemko scored with 2:03 to go in the s






karlsson scores in ot to give sharks 3-2 win over oilers


edmonton, alberta — melker karlsson scored the biggest goal of his career wednesday night, burying a pass from patrick marleau to give the sharks a stirring 3-2 overtime win over the edmonton oilers in the playoff opener for both teams.karlsson’s goal came at the 16:38 mark of overtime, as the sharks erased a two-goal edmonton first period lead to take a 1-0 series lead. game 2 is friday in edmonton, with the sharks now having a chance to take a stranglehold on the first round series.the sharks had a first period to forget but found a rhythm in the second period, with joel ward’s power play goal helping to change the momentum.joonas donskoi collected a puck behind the oilers; net that had been rimmed around the boards by marc-edouard vlasic. donskoi then carried the puck in front and, with






karlsson scores in ot to give sharks 3-2 win over oilers


edmonton, alberta — melker karlsson scored the biggest goal of his career wednesday night, burying a wrist shot from near the top of the circle to give the sharks a stirring 3-2 overtime win over the edmonton oilers in the playoff opener for both teams.karlsson’s goal came 3:22 into overtime, as the sharks erased a two-goal edmonton lead in the first period to take a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series that continues friday with game 2 in edmonton.paul martin and joel ward also scored for the sharks, who, without their no. 1 center in joe thornton, grabbed home ice advantage.“we felt good,” going into overtime, karlsson said. “i think after the first period we got it going pretty good. stuck with it the whole game and got rewarded in the end.”the sharks had a uneven first period but






sharks can't keep up with minnesota wild, lose 3-2


st. paul, minn. — the sharks broke through with their first goal in almost seven full periods on tuesday night against the minnesota wild.it took only another few seconds, though, to dig themselves another hole that they couldn’t escape.goals 15 seconds apart by martin hanzal and charlie coyle late in the second period proved to be the sharks’ undoing as they lost their fourth straight, this time 3-2 to the wild at xcel energy center.david schlemko’s goal with 2:03 left in the second period was the sharks’ first since the 19:13 mark of saturday’s game against the anaheim ducks.schlemko’s shot from just inside the blue line hit a body in front and got behind wild goalie devan dubnyk to tie the game 1-1 and snap a goal drought of 138 minutes and four seconds.what followed was a rapid fire su






jones makes 19 saves to lead sharks past predators 4-1


san jose, calif. — in a game that included 20 penalties and 52 penalty minutes, the san jose sharks found a way to win ugly.joonas donskoi and mikkel boedker each had a goal and an assist to lead the sharks past the nashville predators 4-1 on wednesday night for their third straight victory."at times it was maybe a little sloppy, but they're a team that has good sticks, they get in on the forecheck," san jose captain joe pavelski said. "guys just grinded it out, really. we were able to get a few goals in different situations. it was just a good, hard-fought win."pavelski and marc-edouard vlasic also scored and martin jones made 19 saves for the sharks, who have won six of eight."it was a little sloppy but we found a way and an important two points," coach peter deboer said. "we had some gr






david pastrnak powers bruins past sharks, 6-3


boston — david pastrnak scored two power-play goals, patrice bergeron had a goal and three ists and the boston bruins beat the san jose sharks 6-3 in bruce c idy's coaching debut thursday night.c idy was named boston's interim coach after longtime bench boss claude julien was fired tuesday. c idy joined the bruins as an istant last may after spending five seasons coaching providence in the ahl.david backes added a goal and an ist, and tim schaller and brad marchand also scored to help boston end a two-game skid. tuukka rask made 23 saves.joe thornton, justin braun and timo meier scored for san jose. the sharks have lost three straight and four of six following a season-high six-game winning streak.martin jones allowed three first-period goals and had nine saves before sharks backup aaron d






san jose sharks smoked by tampa bay lightning


san jose — the sharks couldn’t complete a line change or get control of the puck as the tampa bay lightning connected on at least six passes inside san jose’s defensive zone in one second period stretch.the sequence ended — almost mercifully — for the sharks when steven stamkos fed an open vladislav namestnikov right next to goalie martin jones for a tap-in goal.coming into wednesday riding a four-game win streak, the sharks got a big time reality check from arguably the nhl’s best team, as the lightning skated away with a convincing 5-1 win.namestnikov’s goal was one of five straight by the lightning after joonas donskoi’s opener 25 seconds into the first period, which turned out to be the home team’s lone highlight. jones was chased after two periods after stopping 17 of 21 shots.“what y






karlsson scores in ot to give sharks 3-2 win over oilers


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);edmonton, alberta — melker karlsson scored the biggest goal of his career wednesday night, burying a wrist shot from near the top of the circle to give the sharks a stirring 3-2 overtime win over the edmonton oilers in the playoff opener for both teams.karlsson’s goal came 3:22 into overtime, as the sharks erased a two-goal edmonton lead in the first period to take a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series that continues friday with game 2 in edmonton.paul martin and joel ward also scored for the sharks, who, without their no. 1 center in joe thornton, grabbed home ice advantage.“we felt good,” going into overtime, karlsson said. “i think after the first period we got it going pretty good. stuck with it the whole game and got rewarded in the






sharks haunted by disallowed goals in loss to panthers


san jose — the sharks had two goals disallowed thursday night against the florida panthers. one was easy to recognize. the other seemed a little tougher to overturn.neither was easy to digest.the end result was a 2-0 loss to the panthers as the sharks were shut out for the first time this season before a season-low announced crowd of 16,411 at sap center.sharks goalie martin jones finished with 26 saves as colton sceviour and nick bjugstad scored for the panthers, coached by former sharks assistant bob boughner.trailing by one, the sharks on two occasions thought they had the equalizer — once in the second period and once in the third.get sharks news in your inbox. sign up now for the free sharks report newsletter.on the second disallowed goal, panthers goalie roberto luongo was unable to






joe thornton hurt in sharks 3-1 win over canucks


vancouver, b.c. — one of the most challenging three-week stretches in recent sharks history took another brutal turn as joe thornton had to leave sunday’s game with the vancouver canucks at rogers arena what looked like a left leg injury.late in the first period of what became a 3-1 sharks win over the canucks, thornton collided awkwardly with michael chaput along the boards inside the canucks’ zone and immediately fell to the ice.it appeared thornton’s left leg buckled on the collision, and he wasn’t able to put much or any weight on his left leg as he made his way to the sharks’ bench. he did not return.the sharks didn’t score after thornton’s injury, as tomas hertl’s two first period goals and martin jones’ 29 saves led the sharks to just their second win in their last 10 games.patrick






sharks sign filip sandberg and radim simek


san jose — a recent trend continued as the sharks have signed two more free agents out of the european professional leagues.the sharks announced tuesday that they’ve signed forward filip sandberg to a two-year contract out of the swedish hockey league. the team also made the signing of czech defenseman radim simek to a one-year contract official tuesday.sandberg and simek are the latest european free agents to join the sharks organization. the team signed forward melker karlsson out of the swedish hockey league in 2014, forward joonas donskoi out of the finnish liiga in 2015 and forward marcus sorensen and defenseman tim heed out of the shl last spring.karlsson played top line minutes for the sharks during his rookie season in 2014-15, donskoi played a key role in the team’s run to the sta






sharks' offense falls flat in 4-1 loss to st. louis blues


san jose — it’s a real possibility the sharks will face the st. louis blues in the first round of the playoffs.if that’s the case, sometime between now and then, the sharks will have to figure out a way to generate some offense against the customarily stingy blues.marc-edouard vlasic scored the only goal for the sharks, who matched a season-low with 20 shots on net in a 4-1 loss to the blues at sap center, missing a chance to move up a peg in the western conference standings.vladimir tarasenko scored twice and scottie upshall and zach sanford both had one for st. louis, which completed the three-game season-sweep of the sharks and allowed just three goals in the process.“they played a good game. they came in here desperate and they were really solid and we weren’t,” sharks coach pete deboe






sharks' offense falls flat in 4-1 loss to st. louis blues


san jose — it’s a real possibility the sharks will face the st. louis blues in the first round of the playoffs.if that’s the case, sometime between now and then, the sharks will have to figure out a way to generate some offense against the customarily stingy blues.marc-edouard vlasic scored the only goal for the sharks, who matched a season-low with 20 shots on net in a 4-1 loss to the blues at sap center, missing a chance to move up a peg in the western conference standings.vladimir tarasenko scored twice and scottie upshall and zach sanford both had one for st. louis, which completed the three-game season-sweep of the sharks and allowed just three goals in the process.“they played a good game. they came in here desperate and they were really solid and we weren’t,” sharks coach pete deboe






scoring woes? pavelski isn't sweating sharks anemic offense


san jose — joonas donskoi scored two goals, the power play came to life and brent burns finally found the back of the net, albeit in a shootout.but the sharks (10-8-1) offensive struggles continued, despite a whopping 42 shots on goal, as the anaheim ducks (10-7-3) spoiled their third period charge by winning in the ninth round of the shootout.get sharks news in your inbox. sign up now for the free sharks report newsletter.here’s what we learned in the sharks 3-2 shootout loss at sap center monday night.1. joe pavelski denies that the sharks have scoring issues. pavelski still isn’t convinced that scoring is a major issue for the sharks.the sharks captain scowled at a reporter who asked about the team’s scoring woes two weeks ago, saying that while the media is “panicking” about the team’s