Desperately needing a win as the series shifted to Anaheim in Game 3, the Sharks won as Patrick Marleau's 3rd period goal proved to be the game winner.
Louis Blues in the playoffs, things would start well for the Sharks, as they won their playoff opener in double overtime on a goal by Martin Havlat. In the playoffsthe Sharks defeated the St. Darryl Sutter years — [ edit ] The Sharks returned to the playoffs in —98 with goaltender Mike Vernonwhom they acquired from the Red Wings, and new head coach Darryl Sutter.
Tony Granato joins the Sharks making a miraculous comeback after he suffered a severe brain injury in the previous season with the Los Angeles Kings, requiring surgery to save his career. Surprisingly the Sharks would get off to a quick start establishing a series lead.
Evgeni Nabokov was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in the —01 season. The Sharks would rally again in Game 6 to force overtime, where the game went deep into the Dallas night.
The Sharks would even the series in Game 4 when Andrei Zyuzin broke a scoreless tie in overtime. The team's first marketing head, Matt Levine, said of the new name, "Sharks are relentless, determined, swift, agile, bright and fearless.
Eventually, the League struck a compromise: We plan to build an organization that has all those qualities. In the off-season, Wilson held to his word with many major moves. Brett Heimlich was also promoted to the role of video coordinator to assist the new coaching staff. Game 2 appeared to be heading down the same track as the Sharks did not score until late in the second period, when Couture gave them a lead.
San Jose Sharks History: Louis Blues eliminated the Sharks in six games in the first round, avenging their defeat by San Jose. One reason for the move was that Marleau was named captain by Wilson and McLellan wanted to name his own. In the team brought on Dean Lombardi as their new GM who began to bring in new faces.
At the time, the NHL wanted to expand the league to new markets and also squash competition from other leagues such as the WHL. Louis Blues; as the Sharks went on to win the series in 5 games.
During the off-season, forward Vincent Damphousse was lost to the Colorado Avalanche but never played a game for them, as he announced his retirement during the —05 lockout. They had long wanted to bring hockey back to the Bay Area, and asked the NHL for permission to move the North Stars there in the late s, but the league vetoed the proposed move.
George Kingston was their first head coach during their first two seasons. With the Sharks needing another road win to force Game 7, would fall as the Flames went on to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Sharks would go on to make the playoffs again despite a less then stellar record of The deals would help the Sharks finish the season strong as they posted a record over their final 17 games, finishing with a franchise best record ofas Joe Thornton led the NHL in assists with However, the Sharks would struggle as the series shifted to San Jose losing the next two games by a combined score of After starting the season with a win over the Phoenix Coyotes, the Sharks would lose their next three games before six game Easter road trip.
The Sharks slump would end in April, as they won three of their final four games to finish in third position in the Pacific Division with a record of Coming off their disappointing season the Sharks again got off to a shaky start as they won just one game in October. Going the entire month without a regulation loss, the Sharks captured their third Pacific Division title with a franchise-record points.
Midway through the season, San Jose added playoff warrior Claude Lemieux to their roster. At the beginning of each Sharks home game, the lights go down and a foot open shark mouth is lowered from the rafters.
After their improbable playoff run Sharks had to wait to cease the momentum as a four month lockout wiped out half the season.
After a loss in Game 2, the series shifted to San Jose, where the Sharks defense took over allowing just 20 shots in Game 3 as the Sharks overcame a first period goal to win The Sharks are based in San Jose, California, and have won one Western Conference title ().
The San Francisco Bay Area was previously home to an NHL team, known first as the Seals and then as the Golden Seals, from to / After the San Jose Sharks epic playoff collapse management sent a message to the team by vacating the captain position. The message appeared to be well received in the early going, as the Sharks won four of their first five games, with the lone loss coming in a shootout on the road.
San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises (SJSEE) is a private company based in San Jose, California which owns the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League, and manages the SAP Center arena. San Jose locals frequently see Sharks players at their favorite grocery stores, restaurants, and public parks.
In just 25 years, the team has not so much grown to represent the community as it has merged itself into the core identity of the city. Roster for 2nd Annual San Jose Sharks "Legends Game" Announced Scrimmage To Take Place Following Sharks Fan Fest presented by Bay Area BMW Centers on Sun.
23 at SAP Center and Will Feature Dan Boyle, Devin Setoguchi, Jeff Friesen, Mike Ricci and Many More. Apr 07, · After opening the new San Jose Arena, and Kevin Constantine taking the coaching reins from Kingston, Irbe led the Sharks to the biggest turnaround in NHL history.Download