The Sharks went into Staples Center on a tear, but they left Los Angeles on a sour note.
In recent history, the Sharks and Oilers have been on different trajectories, with the former a perennial championship contender and the latter a fledgling bottom-feeder.
Late go-ahead goals in regulation are back-breakers, and the Sharks are learning that in a painful manner.
Judging by the 82 penalty minutes, and fisticuffs left and right, neither the Sharks or Ducks cared this was an exhibition.
Coming off a deep playoff run this offseason, the Sharks don’t need immediate major contributions from their prospects.
Teal-clad wives wept in the hallway as the Sharks’ stars tried one-by-one to piece together their thoughts.
A Sharks season few thought could go this far ended one game too soon, as San Jose fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
San Jose needs to beat the Penguins in San Jose Sunday to stay alive and force a seventh game.
There’s room enough for some warranted emotion behind the mask of Sharks goaltender Martin Jones.
It’s hard to play catch-up every night, especially in the Stanley Cup Final.
Game 4 is clearly colossal for San Jose, amplified above its must-win predecessors.
If casual hockey fans didn’t know who Joonas Donskoi was before Saturday night, they do now.
A Stanley Cup Final game in the Shark Tank is a far cry from the early days of the Cow Palace.
The Sharks heaved themselves up the silver slopes of Mount Stanley Cup Saturday night.
A lower body injury has knocked Tomas Hertl out of Saturday's Game 3 Stanley Cup Final game at SAP Center.
Two games into the Stanley Cup Final and it’s clear the Penguins present challenges unlike any other.
In a frenetic, fast-paced start to the Stanley Cup Final, the Sharks came up short in a 3-2 loss.
San Jose has more in common with their final roadblock to the silver chalice than any team they’ve faced thus far.
Typically, at this time of year, the Sharks are hitting their vacation spots, watching other teams prepare for the Stanley Cup Finals.
A year removed from disappointment, the San Jose Sharks have marched past the ghosts of history.
Nothing has ever come easy for the Sharks in the playoffs, perhaps the only blemish on Joe Thornton's legacy.
Things can change quickly in the Stanley Cup Playoffs – very quickly.
To call the Sharks cautiously optimistic after scoring seven straight unanswered goals is an overstatement.
In a season that has stressed a new team identity, San Jose's on-ice results finally reflect the locker room sound bites.
San Jose left no question marks in a dominant 5-0 win in Game 7 over Nashville Thursday night at SAP Center.
The image of Joe Pavelski’s patented single-knee, fist-pumping celebration is becoming a fixture of San Jose’s playoff run.
It took more than two periods of pressure for the Sharks to crack Pekka Renne’s padlock on the Nashville net.
The San Jose Sharks put any sour feelings to rest with a 6-3 win over Los Angeles to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The San Jose Sharks have once again slimmed their push for the second round to a single win.
The San Jose Sharks were dealt a nail-biting defeat on home ice in Monday’s 2-1 overtime loss.
Based on recent history, one would imagine the Los Angeles Kings would be the more poised team and take both games at Staples Center.
"Captain Clutch” Joe Pavelski proved himself in the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday night, just like he did in the regular season.
San Jose showed themselves to still be somewhat of an enigma with a disheartening 5-4 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets.
The San Jose Sharks chucked aside the omens of an ill-fated postseason run and clinched an elusive playoff berth.
The Sharks cached their playoff-clinching aspirations for a third-straight game during Saturday’s 4-2 slide against the Dallas Stars.
The St. Louis Blues returned the sting of two home losses to San Jose earlier in the season by grinding out a 1-0 defensive victory.