Sharks winger Rudolfs Balcers had a breakaway in the second period against the Nashville Predators that was followed later by a partial breakaway for fellow forward Noah Gregor. Tomas Hertl then had his own one-on-one chance against goalie Juuse Saros in overtime. If the Sharks had buried any one of...
SAN JOSE – Seeing goalie Alex Stalock start for the Sharks at SAP Center seemed preposterous only a few months ago. It was equally unthinkable as of last week. But roughly 14 months after he was diagnosed with a heart condition that threatened to derail his professional career, and just a few days after he was acquired by the Sharks in a minor trade, Stalock got the nod for San Jose on Saturday against the Nashville Predators.
San Francisco Chronicle
Sharks’ coaches past and present matched wits Sunday night as rival Vegas skated out of SAP Center with a 4-1 win. For the Sharks, Nick Bonino’s sixth goal of the season at 10:17 of the third ended the shutout bid of Golden Knights rookie goalie Logan Thompson, who made 35 saves to collect his first career win and extend San Jose’s winless streak to six (0-3-3).
The Hockey Writers
The San Jose Sharks are close to finishing what amounts to a midseason vacation, but this hasn’t been a relaxing time filled with trips to the beach and sipping fruity drinks. During their 12-day respite, they have fallen further from postseason contention while other teams keep playing, and had time to think about their season and beyond.
There may have been two coaching changes in the NHL this week, but the Sharks’ Bob Boughner isn’t going anywhere — at least not right now. Sharks assistant general manager Joe Will said he’s been pleased with the job Boughner and his staff has done so far this season for reasons greater than just the team’s improved record.