Sharks face Chicago Blackhawks with a little payback in mind

San Jose Sharks lost 5-2 earlier this season, but this time Chicago is the team on second half of back-to-back games 
Sharks' Patrick Marleau turning things around with hot streak
Known as a streaky player for Sharks, Patrick Marleau had gone 22 games with only one goal before scoring three in the last five on this homestand 

Sharks blitz Ducks with five-goal second period
The San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 to finish the season series 4-0-1 against the Pacific Division leaders. 

Sharks one of five teams creating new Pacific Division in AHL
San Jose Sharks see both hockey and business benefits in move of development team from Worcester to SAP Center 

Sharks look to stay disciplined against rival Ducks
The San Jose Sharks with Joe Pavelski have scored five power play goals in 20 chances with the man advantage against the Anaheim Ducks, and have also killed 14 of 17 penalties in winning three of four games this season against the NHL's Pacific Division leaders 

Sharks, four other NHL teams bringing AHL affiliates to California
Announcement coming Thursday at SAP Center, with the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames all bringing AHL teams to California. 

Sharks finding regular season success against Anaheim, Los Angeles
Playoffs matter more, of course, but the San Jose Sharks are 5-1-1 this season against their two California rivals -- the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings -- and special teams have played a big role in that. 

Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy out with a fourth injury
McLellan says right wing who has missed 30 games on and off this season reported soreness after Tuesday practice 

Hertl, Goodrow rejoin Sharks after two-game stint in Worcester
San Jose Sharks forwards Tomas Hertl and Barclay Goodrow both said they benefitted from the experience of playing for Worcester in the AHL over the weekend, as they remained in a competitive environment during the NHL All-Star break. 

McLellan on Sharks: 'We're a middle of the pack team'
As the NHL resume action after all-star break, Sharks coach Todd McLellan looking for more consistency from his players 

Sharks' Braun, Wingels both suffered broken bones in left hand
San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun said he'll likely miss 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his left hand and forward Tommy Wingels, out with the same injury, is hoping to return slightly sooner 

Sharks sign forward Nikita Jevpalovs to an entry-level contract
San Jose Sharks sign Nikita Jevpalovs of Blainville-Boisbriand of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; Jevpalovs is from Riga, Latvia, the same hometown as former Sharks Arturs Irbe and Sandis Ozolinsh, and is one year younger than NHL All-Star Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres 

Sharks' Burns scores, but Team Foligno loses 17-12 to Team Toews in NHL All-Star game
Team Foligno and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns were unable to match the offensive pace set by Team Toews, which got four goals from John Tavares of the New York Islanders to help earn a 17-12 win in the NHL All-Star game; Ryan Johansen of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets won the MVP award 

NHL: Sharks' Brent Burns is more than hair and beard
Brent Burns will be the lone the representative for the San Jose Sharks at the NHL All Star game Sunday 

San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns taken in 11th round at NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft
Defenseman Burns is selected by Team Foligno as the 21st player picked in the light-hearted draft. 

Biz Break: GoPro scores deal with NHL as tech continues to invade sports
Today: GoPro cameras will be used to broadcast directly from the ice at NHL games starting this weekend, a new advance in the collision of tech and sports. Also: LeapFrog plunges after poor holiday shopping season. 

Sharks send Hertl, Goodrow, DeMelo to Worcester for NHL All-Star break
Move not unprecedented as Sharks forwards Hertl and Goodrow head to minors for first time while DeMelo also sent back to AHL after call-up as insurance defenseman 

Sharks hold off Kings 4-2
San Jose breaks home woes with scores by Couture, Marleau and Pavelski 

Sharks minor league team moving to SAP Center
The San Jose Sharks are moving their AHL Worcester team to San Jose and the SAP Center next season.

Sharks moving top farm team to San Jose
San Jose Sharks will be first NHL team to share their building with their minor-league affiliate; Toronto Maple Leafs' farm team plays in same city but does not share an arena. 

Extra value if Sharks win going into NHL All-Star break
McLellan wants his team to take mental break from game, too, and victory ofver Los Angeles Kings would help accomplish that 

Purdy: Sharks face tough decisions
With the trade deadline six weeks away, general manager Doug Wilson is facing crucial decisions regarding the San Jose Sharks' future.

San Jose Sharks facing big obstacles with injuries, tough upcoming schedule
Justin Braun and Tommy Wingels are out with injuries as the Sharks get ready to face postseason contenders on the upcoming schedule. 

Sharks hosting 'Metallica Night' at SAP Center
The Sharks are holding 'Metallica Night' on Wednesday at SAP Center, with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich taking part in a few activities during the game against the Los Angeles Kings 

Sharks' Wingels, Braun to miss weeks with injuries
San Jose Sharks players Tommy Wingels and Justin Braun will miss weeks, coach Todd McLellan said, after both were injured Monday against the New Jersey Devils 

McLellan critical after Sharks lose 5-2 to New Jersey Devils
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan questions his players' 'internal drive' after they lose second consecutive game to a team with fewer points. 

Sharks goalie Stalock going retro against Devils with all-white mask
Back-up netminder Alex Stalock wearing new custom-fitted mask that won't be painted until after NHL All-Star break. 

Sharks to unveil new third line of Kennedy-Hertl-Nieto against Devils
More offensive potential for San Jose Sharks in new combination, though all three players have struggled at times this season 

Devils' Gomez says he should have done 'more homework' before he signed with Sharks
New Jersey Devils forward Scott Gomez said he wanted more playing time in the 2012-13 season with San Jose, but never had issues with Sharks coach Todd McLellan, who acknowledged that his team's style 'is not for everybody'  

San Jose Sharks' comeback falls short in overtime loss to Calgary Flames
The Sharks dig themselves out of a two-goal deficit, only to fall in overtime. 

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