San Jose Sharks
The Sharks scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give them a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Sami Salo scored twice and Ryan Kesler added a goal as the Vancouver Canucks capitalized on three two-man advantages in the second period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 Sunday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals to take a 3-1 series lead.
The Vancouver Canucks came back to open their first Western Conference final in 17 years with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
Tomas Holmstrom broke a tie with 6:08 remaining, and the Detroit Red Wings had three third-period goals to avoid elimination with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
Ian White and Niclas Wallin scored their first goals of the postseason and Antti Niemi made 33 saves to help the San Jose Sharks take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series over the Detroit Red Wings.
The Islanders’ Michael Grabner has already been recognized as one of the best young players in the NHL by being named a finalist for the Calder Trophy. However, he should win it, because the numbers don’t lie.
The New York Rangers are finally starting to take advantage of opportunities to move up in the Eastern Conference.
Now on a two game winning streak, the Rangers head out west to play the Ducks and Sharks. This has been the time of the season when they have played their best hockey … down the stretch.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 3:59 to play for his second game-winning goal in as many nights and the New Jersey Devils won the matchup of the NHL’s hottest teams with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
Two of the NHL’s hottest teams square off Friday night when the Sharks visit the Devils at the Prudential Center.
The Sharks acquired right wing Patrick Davis and center Mike Swift from the Devils for center Steve Zalewski and defenseman Jay Leach on Wednesday night.
Islanders general manager Garth Snow said Wednesday the team did everything the right way in its attempted acquisition of Russian goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
The Islanders have suspended goalie Evgeni Nabokov for not reporting to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Red Wings last week.
Dan Boyle scored the tying goal on a second-period power play and added the shootout clincher in the San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
After losing three of four, the San Jose Sharks are looking to get back on track. Joe Thornton’s return from suspension should help, as should facing the New York Islanders.