SERIES SCHEDULE: Please note all games will be carried LIVE locally on 98.5-102.1 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network (all games listed PST).
GAME 1 – APR 29 Nashville 2 at San Jose 5 – Sharks lead 1-0
GAME 2 – MAY 1Nashville 2 at San Jose 3 – Sharks lead 2-0
GAME 3 – MAY 3San Jose 1 at Nashville 4 – Sharks lead series 2-1
GAME 4 – MAY 5San Jose at Nashville – 6pm Pacific – watch on CNBC
GAME 5 – MAY 7Nashville at San Jose – 7pm Pacific – watch on NBCSN (click HERE to purchase tickets)
*GAME 6 – MAY 9San Jose at Nashville – Time TBD
*GAME 7 – MAY 12Nashville at San Jose – Time TBD
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*Road Warriors…the Sharks went 28-10-3 on the road this season and are 3-1-0 on the road in the playoffs this season.
*Record in Nashville – San Jose is 13-16-1-1 in 31 all-time regular season meetings in Nashville and 4-2-0 in six career playoff games in Nashville.
*Leading series 2-1…the Sharks are 8-4 in series they lead two games to one (including Round 1 vs. LA)!
*Game 4 Record… the Sharks are 17W-15L in Game 3’s in the playoffs – including 8W-7L on the road!
*No surprises here… Brent Burns leads the Sharks with 27 shots on goal in the playoffs – Burns set a Sharks single season record with 353 shots on goal!
*Face-off circle… The Sharks rank last in the NHL right now in the face-off circle (16th among the 16). San Jose is 46.9% in the face-off circle in the playoffs while Nashville ranks 15th at the dot at 47.2%.
*Back where it all started.…Nick Spaling was drafted by the Predators in 2007 with the 58th pick overall. Spaling played 297 games for the Predators over five season (2009-2014) recording 84 points (40-44-84pts).
"I think five-on-five, just getting more pucks to the net, getting big bodies. Obviously (Rinne) is a good quality goaltender, and if he sees it, he's going to make the save, whether it's getting those second and third whacks at it on rebounds or just a little more traffic in general." – Brendan Dillon
BREAKING DOWN THE QUOTE:
No need to read between the lines on this one. Pekka Rinne had a pretty clear view of the 27 shots on goal in Game 3 as he made 26 saves in the 4-1 win. Expect the Sharks to crash the net – real heavy in Game 4 tonight. San Jose needs to get their noses dirty in and around the crease and distract Rinne. Remember, the Predators were down 2-0 in their first round series to the Ducks – the Sharks do not want to give Nashville any momentum heading into Game 5 in San Jose on Saturday.
#12 Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau scored the only goal for the Sharks in Game 3 at Nashville. Marleau now has 108 points (Sharks all-time playoff points leader) in 155 career playoff games. His 62 playoff goals also leads the SJ Sharks in all-time playoff scoring.
In addition, Marleau leads the Sharks with 16 game winning playoff goals which includes a franchise high four overtime goals.
Patty now has 11 playoff goals vs. Nashville in 13 Stanley Cup playoff games.
OUT OF THE BLUE:
The Predators back-up goaltender Carter Hutton was the Sharks back-up goaltender for February/March of 2011 as a recall from the Worcester Sharks (AHL). (Antti Niemi was the #1 goal while Antero Niittymaki and Alex Stalock were both injured). Hutton had a 7-5-3 record with the Predators this season.