To celebrate Sharks history, each week we will highlight moments of the past. So check back to the Daily Chomp each week to celebrate with us for Throwback Thursday. In addition, we will be giving away special Sharks throwback items every Thursday.
This week the Daily Chomp takes a look at the Sharks 1998-99 season.
Did you know... Owen Nolan became the fifth captain in franchise history on October 28, 1998. Nolan still ranks atop the franchise list in short-handed goals (14) and game-tying goals (6).More from that year:
- Head Coach Darryl Sutter becomes franchise’s all-time winningest coach with his 56th win at Vancouver on March 3, surpassing Kevin Constantine’s 55 wins.
- That season the Sharks tied or set six club records, including most ties (18), lowest goals-against average (2.28), fewest goals against (191), short-handed goals against (4, T-1st in NHL), and shutouts (8).
- Winning percentage of .488 tied all-time mark set in 1993-94.
- Trade deadline acquisition C Vincent Damphousse scores 13 points (7-6=13) in 12 games with San Jose to help boost the Sharks into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page
and the Photo of the Day
. Pop Culture:
- The Furby became the most coveted child’s play toy around the world.
- Apple Computer unveiled the first version of the iMac.
- “I see dead people” was used in everyday speech after the release of The Sixth Sense.
- ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire began airing, starting a world-wide phenomenon.
- Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the first time.
Sharks Throwback Giveaway
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