Sharks Playoff Preview: Golden Knights Present Speedy ChallengeThe Golden Knights brought relentless speed to a Pacific Division that had been known in recent years for heavy teams that thrived on wearing down opponents with physical play.
San Jose Sharks Finish Sweep Of Anaheim Ducks, Face Golden Knights NextAndrew Cogliano scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who were outscored 16-4 in the series and swept for the first time since 1999 against Detroit.
Penalties And Power Plays: NHL Refs Not Swallowing Whistles In PlayoffsPenalties are up more than 17 percent over the same time a year ago and are playing a substantial role in several series.
Evander Kane's 2 Goals Lift San Jose Sharks To Win In Playoff OpenerWhen his long-delayed opportunity finally arrived Thursday night, Kane did everything he ever thought he could.
Healthy Logan Couture Key For San Jose Sharks As Playoffs BeginAn errant puck had shattered his face and the injuries hampered Couture during San Jose's first-round loss to Edmonton last year.
Bernier's 38 Saves Lead Avalanche Past Sharks 3-1With the core of Colorado's scoring attack sidelined, backup goalie Jonathan Bernier put together a stifling performance.
Logan Couture Leads San Jose Sharks To Win Over Arizona CoyotesJoe Thornton also scored and Joel Ward added an empty-net goal with 47.8 to play for the Sharks, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Sharks F Timo Meier Fined For Elbowing Del ZottoSan Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined for elbowing Vancouver defenseman Michael Del Zotto.