The San Jose Sharks will clinch a playoff berth: If they defeat the Florida Panthers (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, FS-F, NHL.TV) in any fashion and the Minnesota Wild lose in regulation to the Dallas Stars (8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW, NHL.TV). OR If they defeat Florida in any fashion and Minnesota gets one point against Dallas and the Arizona Coyotes lose in regulation to the Anaheim Ducks (10 pm. ET; FS-A, PRIME, NHL.TV) in regulation.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) No one needs to remind the San Jose Sharks about the difficulties of closing out a playoff series, how each missed opportunity can give confidence to the opponent and plant seeds of doubt in the leading team.
It's do or die time. The Pittsburgh Penguins will get their first chance to capture the 2016 Stanley Cup when they play host to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday at Consol Energy Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, leading the best-of-seven series 3-1, try to win the Stanley Cup in Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from their first Stanley Cup title since the 2008-09 season, and they have a rookie goaltender to thank.
The San Jose Sharks can even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins with a win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
Just over a half period away from staring down a 3-0 series deficit in the Stanley Cup finals, perhaps the cruelest of tricks for a fan base that has waited 25 years just to get here, the San Jose Sharks reminded us Saturday night why this season's squad is indeed different.
San Jose heads to the Shark Tank down 0-2 to Pittsburgh but unbowed. While the home crowd can't make the Sharks faster or rouse the power play, "We still have another level," says Joe Pavelski.
But the Sharks are still alive.
It will be speed vs. speed in the Stanley Cup final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins. San Jose got through the Western Conference the same way Pittsburgh got through the East: with plenty of depth and speed to kill. The final will feature the three top playoff scorers in the Sharks' Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns against Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
After all these years of being picked to win it all, it figures the San Jose Sharks finally get to the Stanley Cup finals in the season in which nobody picked them.
The Sharks took a bite out of the Blues early and rode the momentum to their first Stanley Cup finals berth in franchise history.
The San Jose Sharks will play for the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 25-year franchise history.
It’s no surprise that the San Jose Sharks have been able to win two road games against the St. Louis B lues in the Western Conference Final after the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars did the same thing in the first two rounds...
It took a whole three games for the St. Louis Blues to finally find their offensive groove.
San Jose doesn't need to shake things up after a game four defeat.
San Jose evened the series thanks to some great special teams play.
While preparing for the Western Conference Final, the St. Louis Blues watched extra video of the San Jose Sharks power play. They had more clips than usual of their opponents.
The San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-0 in Game 7 on Thursday to win their Western Conference Second Round series and advance to the conference final for the first time since 2011.
The San Jose Sharks are moving on to the Western Conference finals thanks to a dominating win over the Nashville Predators in Game 7 on Thursday night.