San Jose Sharks
Tommy Wingels scored two goals, Antti Niemi made 34 saves in his 28th career shutout, and the San Jose Sharks crashed the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup banner celebration with a 4-0 victory in the season opener Wednesday night.
With most of the 2013-14 team returning, the Kings begin their title defense against the visiting Sharks on Wednesday night.
The Sharks have been awarded their first outdoor game, and will host the Los Angeles Kings at Levi’s Stadium on February 21, 2015.
San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski was named Tuesday to the National Hockey League All-Star 2nd Team, the equivalent of football’s All-Pro team.
The New York Islanders acquired the negotiating rights to potential free agent defenseman Dan Boyle from the San Jose Sharks for a conditional pick in next year’s draft.
Wilson said Thursday that he told pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Dan Boyle that he will not be re-signed, informed unproductive forward Marty Havlat that he will not be back next season and moved top-line wing Brent Burns back to defense after spending more than a year as a forward on captain Joe Thornton’s line.
Leading their NHL playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings 3-0, the Sharks lost four in a row in a bitter end to what started as a promising year.
Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings’ historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
It should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are preparing for a Game 7 of their first-round series considering how tightly contested this fierce California rivalry has been over the last few years.
Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.