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Comcast SportsNet California to Broadcast “Sharks Classic Games” Series

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, California
– Comcast SportsNet California, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” will kick off their “Sharks Classic Games” series on Sat., Dec 8 at 4 p.m. The broadcast features a memorable matchup between the Sharks and division rival Los Angeles Kings that was played at the Cow Palace on December 26, 1992.

Sharks radio broadcasters Dan Rusanowsky and Jamie Baker will be on-hand at Stanley’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at Sharks Ice at San Jose, to mingle with fans and customers. The radio partners will sign autographs, pose for photographs and share behind-the-scenes stories from the early years of the Sharks organization.

“There’s nothing better than to get together with Sharks fans and talk about hockey,” Rusanowsky said. “We are looking forward to the event and reliving one of the memorable games from the Cow Palace years.”

Sharks Ice at San Jose is located at 1500 S. 10th Street (corner of 10th and Alma) in San Jose.

The “Sharks Classic Games” series is hosted in-studio by Comcast SportsNet anchor and rink-side reporter Brodie Brazil along with game analysis from Sharks play-by-play commentator Randy Hahn, television color analyst Drew Remenda and radio color commentator and former Sharks forward Jamie Baker.

The Dec. 8 broadcast is part of a ten-game series that will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet California thru May 2013.

Here is a detailed list of games selected as part of the series:

Comcast SportsNet California’s “Sharks Classic Games” schedule for games 1 - 4:

Saturday, December 8 at 4 p.m.
From December 26, 1992: Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (Sharks 7, Kings 2)

Pat Falloon, Johan Garpenlov and Sandis Ozolinsh each put up three points to defeat the Kings 7-2. Goalie Jeff Hackett set a new franchise record with 57 saves on 59 attempts, a record that still stands. The game resulted in the only victory for the Sharks during a 34-game span in which they went 1-32-1.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Brodie Brazil)

Saturday, December 22 at 4 p.m.
From November 23, 1993: Sharks at Detroit Red Wings (Sharks 6, Red Wings 4)

The Sharks outlasted the Red Wings in a hard fought battle, winning 6-4 and capping the victory off with an empty netter in the waning seconds. Sandis Ozolinsh had two goals and an assist while Bob Errey added another in the net and had two assists of his own. Arturs Irbe tended goal for all 60 minutes, making 27 of 31 save attempts.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Brodie Brazil)

Tuesday, December 25 at 4 p.m.
From February 11, 1994: Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks (Sharks 4, Blackhawks 3)

The Sharks defeated the Blackhawks for the second time in four days. Sergei Makarov and Todd Elik shone in the victory with two goals a piece, while defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh had 3 assists. San Jose would defeat Chicago again two days later, with all three victories coming by a one goal margin.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Brodie Brazil)

Saturday, December 29 at 4 p.m.
From April 5, 1994: Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (Sharks 2, Kings 1)

Pat Falloon assisted both of Jamie Baker's goals in the Sharks' defeat of the Los Angeles Kings at The Forum in Inglewood. The 2-1 road victory clinched the first-ever playoff spot for the Sharks. Goalie Arturs Irbe outdueled his counterpart Robb Stauber, saving 22 of the 23 shots against him.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Brodie Brazil)

Dates and times for “Sharks Classic Games” 5 - 10 are to be announced:

From Friday, May 6, 1994: Sharks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Sharks 5, Maple Leafs 2)
After beating the Detroit Red Wings in their first-ever postseason appearance, the Sharks advanced past the second round, defeating the Maple Leafs 5-2 in Game Three. Ulf Dahlen led his squad to victory with a hat trick and tipped the series 2-1 in their favor. Jamie Baker and Bob Errey contributed to the score line with a goal and an assist apiece.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and Brodie Brazil)

From Thursday, April 27, 2006: Sharks vs. Nashville Predators (Sharks 5, Predators 4)
Patrick Marleau scored three goals in quick succession and proved to be the difference in the 5-4 victory over the Predators. The Predators were unable to answer the Sharks’ second half surge, and the Sharks took a 3-1 series advantage in the Western Conference quarterfinals.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and Brodie Brazil)

From Tuesday, April 22, 2008: Sharks vs. Calgary Flames (Sharks 5, Flames 3)
In a crucial Game Seven, the Sharks overcame the Flames 5-3 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Sharks dominated their opponents with over 40 shot attempts, and the win was highlighted by Jeremy Roenick’s two goals and two assists.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and Brodie Brazil)

From Saturday, April 24, 2010: Sharks at Colorado Avalanche (Sharks 5, Avalanche 2)
The Sharks came away with a resounding 5-2 win to clinch Game Six of the Western Conference quarterfinals and move on to the semifinals. Joe Pavelski gave the Sharks the lead with less than 50 seconds on the board and he was the decisive force in the third period, scoring the game-winner to put the playoff contest at 3-2. The final two goals from Devin Setoguchi and Douglas Murray were scored on an empty net.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and Brodie Brazil)

From Monday, April 25, 2011: Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (Sharks 4, Kings 3)
Joe Thornton delivered an overtime goal for the Sharks that overpowered the Kings and clinched the first-round playoff series 4-2. In overtime, the Sharks managed to kill off a 5-minute major penalty to move through to the second round.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and Brodie Brazil)

From Thursday, May 12, 2011: Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings (Sharks 3, Red Wings 2)
The Sharks held on for a 3-2 dramatic victory in Game Seven of the conference semifinals, thanks to the game-winning goal by Patrick Marleau in the third period. After winning the first three games of the series, the Sharks were silenced in the following three matchups and allowed Detroit to even the series. The Game Seven victory marked the second consecutive year the Sharks advanced to the conference finals and just the third time in team history.
(In-studio hosts: Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and Brodie Brazil)

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