SAN JOSE - The last time the San Jose Sharks played on SAP Center ice, they watched the Stanley Cup skate off in the wrong hands. Despite the team’s best effort to sustain puck possession and neutralize fast breakouts, the depth of Pittsburgh’s speed-first attack proved to be too much to handle.
The San Jose Sharks pummeled the Nashville Predators on Thursday, 5-0, to advance to the NHL Western Conference Finals.
San Jose defeated Los Angeles on Friday night, 6-3, to advance to the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Talk about surprising results. The worst team in the league won on Thursday night, highlighting an evening of head scratches and thought provocation.
Wake up, it's the first of the month.
If you're a fan of comeback stories, the NHL had a night for you. Six of Tuesday's 10 games saw a team come from behind to earn a victory, and I have them all covered for you here, including a look ahead to Wednesday's matchups.
Four of Sunday's eight games went into overtime and I have it all recapped for you, from Alex Ovechkin's first goal to Patrick Marleau's ninth.
A single hit can change the complex of a hockey game. The undefeated San Jose Sharks were the beneficiaries of what a mid-ice collision can provide, as they defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon behind two Patrick Marleau goals. With the win, San Jose improved to 4-0-0 on the year.
Sunday was the NFL conference championship games and Monday was MLK, Jr. Day. Today is Tuesday, so it's back to hockey.