Sharks eye rare back-to-back wins, welcome Capitals

The San Jose Sharks will attempt to win consecutive games for just the second time this season when they host the Washington Capitals on Monday night. The Sharks defeated the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday. Mikael Granlund and Mike Hoffman scored 86 seconds apart early in the third period and the Sharks held on. After starting the season 0-10-1, San Jose is 4-5-1 in its past 10 games. “Think about where we were three

Contrasting teams take ice as Canucks visit Sharks

As the NHL’s highest-scoring team, the Vancouver Canucks have received plenty of production from their top-end players. The Canucks head into Saturday’s road clash against the cellar-dwelling San Jose Sharks having received a major boost from the lesser-known players who contributed offensively in their most recent victory. The Canucks are coming off Friday’s 5-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken in which Teddy Blueger, Dakota Joshua and Nils Hoglander scored. Quinn Hughes extended his point streak

Skidding Sharks look to change course against Canadiens

Coming off a loss at Seattle on Wednesday that head coach David Quinn called “embarrassing,” the San Jose Sharks open a three-game homestand Friday afternoon against the Montreal Canadiens. The Sharks enter the contest with the fewest points (seven) and wins (three) in the NHL, and their minus-55 goal differential is easily the worst in the league. The low point of the season that began with a 0-10-1 start was back-to-back losses to Vancouver and

Craving home wins, Kraken welcome in Sharks next

Perhaps the Seattle Kraken should reschedule and spend Thanksgiving on the road. Or maybe they should just wait until the final seconds of the third period to take a lead. The Kraken, who will play host to the NHL-worst San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, are just 3-5-1 at home this season and have blown leads in 17 of their past 18 games. The latest came Monday night against Calgary, when they coughed up a one-goal

Canucks hope to rediscover ‘A game’ vs. Sharks

The Vancouver Canucks will look to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the season when they host the San Jose Sharks on Monday. The second-place Canucks missed a chance to close to within one point of first-place Vegas in the Pacific Division on Saturday night when they lost to visiting Seattle 4-3. That dropped their home record to a still-sparkling 6-1-1. The game was tied at 2-2 before Yanni Gourde and Matty

Blues open road swing in San Jose

After eight games, the St. Louis Blues were 3-4-1 with just 15 goals scored. Then they won five of their next six games while outscoring opponents 27-12. They defeated the Avalanche 8-2 in Denver on Saturday, then blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-0 at home Tuesday. So the Blues are feeling good heading into their four-game western road swing, which starts Thursday in San Jose against the Sharks at SAP Center. “We’re building some confidence,”

Sam Reinhart, Panthers look to add to Sharks’ woes

Led by the red-hot Sam Reinhart, the visiting Florida Panthers will set out to continue their longtime dominance of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The Panthers are 9-0-0 in their last nine games against the Sharks, dating back to the 2018-19 season. The unbeaten streak includes their first meeting this season, a 3-1 home win on Oct. 24. Reinhart scored the game-winning goal in that contest, which also marked the only time this season

Ducks look to get back in gear vs. hapless Sharks

The Anaheim Ducks are on a two-game slide, but even among that swoon have seen a huge plus as they prepare to host the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. The Ducks are coming off Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers — a second straight home defeat that has followed a six-game winning streak. The positive in that game was seeing highly touted rookie Leo Carlsson recorded his first career hat trick. Carlsson, the second

Surprise! Sharks, on win streak, face Knights, on losing streak

The Vegas Golden Knights will try to snap their first losing streak of the season on Friday night when they face the San Jose Sharks in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights, tied with the Boston Bruins for the most points in the NHL with 23 thanks to a season-opening 12-game point streak, come in off back-to-back regulation losses on the road against the Anaheim Ducks (4-2 on Sunday) and at home against the Los Angeles

NHL’s worst face off as Oilers visit Sharks

The two teams with the fewest points in the NHL square off on Thursday night when the Edmonton Oilers visit the San Jose Sharks. It’s no surprise the rebuilding Sharks have started slowly, tying an NHL record with an 11-game winless streak to start the season before grinding out a 2-1 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. But the fact that Edmonton, led by arguably the two best players on the planet