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Shark Life: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Celebrating #BayAreaUnite at the Oakland Athletics game with Shark Night

by Ann Frazier /

On Thursday, May 18, it was all about #BayAreaUnite as the Oakland Athletics held a San Jose Sharks Night at the ballpark. Members of the Sharks organization mixed in some green and gold with their teal as they cheered on the A's to an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.

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As Grosenick Takes His Game to New Heights, So Do Barracuda

by Missy Zielinski /

With an opportunity to advance to the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history, San Jose Barracuda netminder Troy Grosenick calmly and methodically collected a 2-0 shutout in Game 5 against the San Diego Gulls.

The series-clinching win was reminiscent of his NHL debut, a 45-save shutout in an identical 2-0 victory versus the Carolina Hurricanes on November 16, 2014, becoming the first Sharks goaltender to record a shutout in his NHL debut.

However between those two milestones, a barrage of injuries and setbacks caused Grosenick to completely rethink his game.

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Not Quite Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: Turn Up In Mohawks

The San Jose Sharks rocked a new hair style to spice up their playoff mojo

by Casey Krygier /

After a close Game 3 loss at home against the Edmonton Oilers, the San Jose Sharks were ready to shake things up for Game 4 and even the series back up again. 

Usually to shake things up one might alter their pregame routine, listen to a new playlist, or wear a different tie but, that wasn't the case for the Sharks.

Instead, Captain Joe Pavelski, Chris Tierney, Micheal Haley, and Marcus Sorensen showed up on the scene for Game 4 with a fresh new hair cut. A mohawk, that is.

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Power Rankings: Sharks First Pitches

by Ann Frazier, Casey Krygier /

To be chosen for a first pitch at a baseball game is usually a nice honor; the person is being recognized in front of thousands of fans. But that comes as a double-edged sword: it also means that the person must show off their ball-throwing skills in front of thousands of fans, who will immediately judge them on that first pitch.

In honor of Owen Nolan and S.J. Sharkie's first pitches at the May 18 Oakland A's game, we decided to judge first pitches thrown by members of the San Jose Sharks.

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Joel Ward Has Successful Surgery, Will Be Ready for Start of 2017 Season

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson released the following update regarding Joel Ward today.

"Joel was dealing with a minor shoulder injury last season and, once the season ended, had a choice to either rehab the injury or to have a surgical procedure.

Joel opted to proceed with the surgical procedure, which was completed successfully, and he is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season."

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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: "We Want Seven!"

The San Jose Sharks set multiple franchise records with a 7-0 playoff win

by Ann Frazier /

After being shutout in games 2 and 3 against the Edmonton Oilers, it seemed as though the Sharks were due for a breakout on offense. It wouldn't have been surprising for the Sharks to score three or four goals in the next game.

But seven? 

The Sharks wasted zero time getting on the board. Well, okay, they technically wasted 15 seconds. Either way, fans who thought they could miss the first 30 seconds of the game missed out on a new Sharks playoff record.

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Not Quite 10 Moments of 2016-17: The Chariot Awaits

Sharks get a lift to practice in Edmonton

by Casey Krygier /

San Jose Sharks players skate. They don't walk. Or at least they didn't walk their way to practice in Edmonton. 

One of the features of Edmonton's Rogers Place is that the practice facility is in the arena. But one of the drawbacks is that the visitor's locker room is on the complete opposite side of the building.

Enter: carts.

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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: #Jumbo1000

Joe Thornton became the 13th NHL player to register 1,000 assists

by Casey Krygier /

March 6, 2017 was a historic day for Joe Thornton, the San Jose Sharks organization and fans, and the NHL at large. Joe Thornton became the thirteenth player in the history of the National Hockey League to record 1,000 assists. 

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This milestone was on the horizon for some time and was sure to happen at some point, as long as Jumbo continued to do what he does best, play his game of hockey.

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Not Quite Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: Lights Out

Lack of lights prior to an Oilers morning skate turned into a controversy.

by Ann Frazier /

There's always a little more media attention when a Canadian team comes around.

So when the lights at SAP Center didn't turn on and the nets weren't out until the scheduled start of the Oilers morning skate, it became a minor controversy that the Oilers couldn't start their practice early. 

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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: #Marleau500

Patrick Marleau reaches milestone of a lifetime with 500 career goals

by Casey Krygier /

Patrick Marleau entered the 2016-17 season with 481 career goals under his belt, on the brink of the big 500! Throughout the season he steadily chipped away at the milestone, notching one goal games here and there. It wasn't until he scored 4 goals against the Avalanche on January 2, 2017 when the real anticipation for the milestone set in.

Two goals and three games later, on February 2, 2017, Patrick Marleau became the 45th player in the history of the NHL to score 500 goals. Yeah, it's a big deal.

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