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Raffi Torres nets fourth career playoff GWG | 04/18/2014 10:34 AM
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Raffi Torres accounted for the game-winner in San Jose's 6-3 victory over Los Angeles in Game 1 of the first round.
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Impact
Torres has 10 goals in 62 career playoff games and remarkably four of them have been game-winners. He also had a team-high seven hits in the Sharks' playoff opener.
Sheppard earns first multi-point playoff game | 04/18/2014 10:32 AM
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James Sheppard recorded two assists in San Jose's 6-3 win against Los Angeles in Game 1.
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It was Sheppard's first career multi-point playoff game. He had four goals and 20 points in 67 contests in the regular season.
Brent Burns gets two points vs. LAK | 04/18/2014 10:29 AM
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Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 6-3 victory on Thursday.
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Burns' efforts helped San Jose claim a 1-0 lead on Los Angeles in the first round series. He had 22 goals and 48 points in 69 games this season.
Sharks claim Game 1, but worries remain | 04/18/2014 10:27 AM
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One of the keys to Game 2 for the San Jose Sharks will be to shrug off their rough third period in their playoff opener.
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The Sharks established a 5-0 lead over Los Angeles through 40 minutes, but the Kings fought back in the third before eventually losing 6-3. The Sharks still have a 1-0 edge in the series, but they need to guard against the momentum from the final 20 minutes carrying over into Game 2.
Niemi solid in Sharks win | 04/18/2014 3:59 AM
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Antti Niemi turned aside 31 of 34 shots in San Jose's 6-3 win over Los Angeles Thursday night.
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Impact
Niemi was perfect in the first two periods, but in the third period he allowed three goals. Niemi ended his regular season with a 39-17-7 record and he will be the number one goalie for the Sharks in the playoffs.
Hertl scores as the Sharks beat the Kings | 04/18/2014 3:56 AM
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Tomas Hertl scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 6-3 win over Los Angeles in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series Thursday night.
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Impact
Hertl, who missed most of the regular season wiht his knee injury, played a solid game and scored his first playoff goal ever. Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic both had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, while James Sheppard added two helpers in the win. Patrick Marleau, Raffi Torres and Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks.
Raffi Torres will return for Game 1 vs. Kings | 04/17/2014 6:04 PM
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Raffi Torres (knee) will play Thursday when the Sharks host Los Angeles in their playoff opener.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
He sat out the last 17 games of the regular season to rest after returning for five games from knee surgery. Torres skated with Andrew Desjardins and Martin Havlat on the fourth line during the morning session.
Antti Niemi will start Game 1 vs. Los Angeles | 04/17/2014 2:01 PM
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Antti Niemi will start in Game 1 against Los Angeles.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

Impact
The Sharks made some waves when they didn't immediately name their starter for Thursday's playoff opener, but it shouldn't come as a surprise that Niemi will get the nod.
Nieto might make playoff debut on 2nd line | 04/17/2014 10:39 AM
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Matthew Nieto might be on the Sharks' second line in Game 1 of the first round.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
If that's the case, then Nieto will be playing alongside Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture. He had 10 goals and 24 points in 66 games in his rookie campaign.
Raffi Torres will probably play Thursday | 04/16/2014 6:23 PM
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Raffi Torres (knee) is probable for Game 1 on Thursday.
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Impact
Torres was on the ice with the Sharks on Wednesday. "Today, he looked even better. You can probably interpret that as him being ready to go," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said of Torres. "Now, with that being said, I haven't sat with him, I haven't met with him after the skate today yet." If Torres dresses, it will probably be as a bottom-six forward.
Tomas Hertl practices on Sharks' third line | 04/16/2014 6:20 PM
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Tomas Hertl skated on the Sharks' third line during Wednesday's practice.
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Take that with a grain of salt because San Jose keeps altering its lines. Hertl was playing on the top line before he suffered a major knee injury and he might end up back in that role at various points during the playoffs.
Joe Pavelski practices on Sharks' first line | 04/16/2014 2:20 PM
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Joe Pavelski skated on the Sharks' top line with Joe Thornton on Wednesday.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

Impact
It's worth noting because there was some discussion of moving Pavelski to the third line to balance them out. He had 41 goals and 79 points in 82 games this season.
Joe Pavelski might end up on third line | 04/16/2014 11:00 AM
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The San Jose Sharks are considering using Joe Pavelski as the team's third-line center.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
That's an unusual spot for a guy that scored 41 goals, but moving Pavelski might give the Sharks three strong scoring lines. In that scenario Tomas Hertl would probably be reunited with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on the top line.
Sharks won't say who Game 1 starter is | 04/15/2014 10:52 AM
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The San Jose Sharks aren't naming their starting goaltender for Game 1.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
The fact that it's even possible that backup goalie Alex Stalock might start over Antti Niemi is telling. Niemi dropped off from his superb 2013 numbers with a 2.39 GAA and .913 save percentage in 64 games this season.
Bracken Kearns is good for Game 1 | 04/15/2014 10:50 AM
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Bracken Kearns (undisclosed) is available for Game 1 of the Sharks' first-round series.
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Kearns left Saturday's game due to the ailment. He has three goals and five points in 25 contests this season.
Scott Hannan feels ready to return from UBI | 04/14/2014 6:03 PM
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Scott Hannan (upper body) practiced Monday and declared himself ready to go in Game 1 of San Jose's opening round playoff series versus Los Angeles.
San Jose Mercury News

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However, it's unclear if he'll play on Thursday after he skated on the fourth defense pairing. He appeared in 56 games for the Sharks this year and can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
Bracken Kearns leaves game in the second | 04/13/2014 9:42 AM
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Bracken Kearns suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period Saturday and did not play in the third.
San Jose Mercury News

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Kearns was recalled earlier in the week from the minors after he had 25 points and 72 penalty minutes in just 45 games. He played in his 25th game this season in the NHL and chipped in with three goals and five points.
Scott Hannan sits out Saturday with UBI | 04/13/2014 9:39 AM
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Scott Hannan missed Saturday's game with an upper body injury.
San Jose Mercury News

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Hannan suffered the injury on Friday and was kept out as the playoffs begin on Wednesday. He ends the season with three goals and 12 points in 56 games, but had only one point in his last 19 games.
Tomas Hertl plays with Thornton and Burns | 04/13/2014 9:34 AM
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Tomas Hertl returned to his original line on Saturday.
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Hertl played alongside Joe Thornton and Brent Burns and look for the trio to play together once the first round of the playoffs get underway starting on Wednesday. He is worth selecting fairly high in playoff pools if you think that the Sharks are going far into the playoffs.
Sharks' G Antti Niemi stops 30 shots in win | 04/13/2014 1:04 AM
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San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the San Jose Sharks record a 3-2 victory against the Coyotes in Phoenix Saturday night.
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Impact
Niemi ends his regular season impressively, with a record of 39-17-7, a GAA of 2.39 and a save percentage of .913. San Jose will face the Los Angeles Kings in a Western Conference first round matchup in the coming week. The Sharks-Kings series will be a rematch of a 2013 Western Conference Semifinal that the Kings won in seven games.
Joe Pavelski scores two in San Jose's victory | 04/12/2014 11:30 PM
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Forward Joe Pavelski scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in Phoenix Saturday night.
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Impact
Both of Pavelski's goals were netted in the first period. Pavelski has had a first-rate season and has notched at least a point in seven of his team's final eight regular-season games. Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, his 23rd of the season. The Sharks entered the game locked into a first-round playoff series against the Kings, starting in the coming week, so the game against the Coyotes Saturday was merely a tuneup.
Matthew Nieto (personal) gets sent to ECHL | 04/12/2014 1:11 PM
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The Sharks have assigned Matthew Nieto to Ontario of the ECHL to be close to his mother.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
She is scheduled to have cancer-related surgery next week and Nieto will rejoin the team afterward.
Logan Couture earns 3 helpers vs. Colorado | 04/12/2014 1:07 PM
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Logan Couture recorded three assists in a 5-1 win against Colorado on Friday night.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
His chemistry with Patrick Marleau has helped him rack up 53 points in 64 games this campaign.
Patrick Marleau hits 70 points Friday | 04/12/2014 1:04 PM
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Patrick Marleau registered a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-1 win over Colorado.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
His three-point night gave him a total of 70 on the year. Marleau's 33rd goal held up as the game winner.
Stalock leads Sharks past Avalanche | 04/12/2014 5:18 AM
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Alex Stalock stopped 32 of 33 shots in San Jose's 5-1 win over Colorado Friday evening.
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Impact
Stalock played a very solid game and his record improved to 12-5-2. He also has a 1.87 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. San Jose's head coach Todd McLellan hasn't announced his goaltender for Game 1 against the Kings, either Antti Niemi or Stalock, but Stalock certainly made a strong case for himself. Maybe Niemi will get his chance to prove his skills between the pipes tonight against Phoenix.
Havlat explodes with four points | 04/12/2014 5:12 AM
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Martin Havlat had his sixth career hat trick and he also registered an assits as the Sharks defeated the Avalanche 5-1 Friday night.
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Impact
Havlat's last hat trick came Nov. 2, 2005, as an Ottawa Senator against the Buffalo Sabres. Havlat was a healthy scratch Wednesday when the Sharks lost 5-2 at Anaheim and now he returned to the lineup against Colorado, skating on the second line with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau. Havlat now has 12 and 10 assists in 47 games this season. Marleau also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Couture assisted three goals in the victory.
San Jose will start Alex Stalock Firday night | 04/11/2014 3:22 PM
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Alex Stalock will start for the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

Impact
It's an opportunity for Antti Niemi to rest ahead of the playoffs and after a couple rough starts. Stalock has a 1.91 GAA and .929 save percentage in 23 games in 2013-14.
Tomas Hertl (knee) is ready to return Friday | 04/11/2014 1:26 PM
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Tomas Hertl (knee) will return to the San Jose Sharks' lineup on Friday.
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Impact
Hertl emerged as one of the most exciting rookies in the league with his four-goal game on Oct. 8. He had 15 goals and 25 points in 35 games before he suffered a knee injury and needed surgery to repair his PCL and MCL. This will be his first game since Dec. 19. It will be interesting to see if the Sharks reunite their former top line of Hertl, Joe Thornton, and Brent Burns.
Tomas Hertl may play before postseason begins | 04/10/2014 6:45 PM
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Tomas Hertl (knee) is expected to be ready to play when the postseason begins next week.
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Impact
He has been skating with the team since Feb. 26 and if he gets clearance soon then there's a chance that he will be able to play in one of the Sharks' last two regular season games. Hertl hasn't played since Dec. 19 and he underwent surgery to repair the PCL and MCL in his knee on Dec. 31.
Joe Pavelski picks up an assist Wednesday | 04/10/2014 10:54 AM
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Joe Pavelski had an assist in San Jose's 5-2 loss on Wednesday.
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Pavelski has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. He now has 39 goals and 77 points in 80 contests this season.
Niemi awful in loss | 04/10/2014 3:47 AM
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Antti Niemi let in three goals on only 19 shots in San Jose's 5-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday night.
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Impact
Niemi allowed some soft goals and he was replaced by Alex Stalock in the second period. Stalock stopped 9 of 10 shots he faced. Niemi now has a 38-17-7 record with a 2.40 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Couture scores in loss | 04/10/2014 3:42 AM
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Logan Couture scored a goal in San Jose's 5-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday evening.
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Impact
Couture now has 22 goals and 28 assists in 63 games this season. Defenseman Jason Demers scored the other goal for the Sharks.
San Jose promotes Bracken Kearns | 04/08/2014 1:14 PM
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Bracken Kearns has been called up by the San Jose Sharks.
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Impact
Kearns has 25 points and 72 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games this season. He has also participated in 22 contests with San Jose in 2013-14 and has four points over that span.
Todd McLellan not happy with play of 3rd line | 04/08/2014 11:06 AM
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Todd McLellan is not happy with the play of his third line of late.
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The line usually is centered by James Sheppard. "That third group with Shep and whoever is playing with him - Tommy Wingels, or Matt Nieto, or whoever else is on that wing - has to elevate their game, and their level of play to make a difference," McLellan said. "They don't have to score every night, they don't have to carry the team, but their minutes have to be difference-making minutes. I think they can be better in that area." The Sharks enter the final week of the season in second place in the Pacific division and that is likely where they will finish.
Raffi Torres could return as early as Wednes. | 04/08/2014 11:03 AM
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Raffi Torres (knee) could return to the San Jose lineup as early as Wednesday.
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Impact
Torres has missed most of the season as he missed the first part of the season (59 games) after undergoing off-season knee surgery and then tweaked the knee again four weeks ago. He played only five games this season thus far but he has scored three times. He is a very nice late playoff pickup if you think the Sharks are going deep into the playoffs.
Antti Niemi gives up three in shaky night | 04/06/2014 1:16 AM
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Antti Niemi gave up three goals in San Jose's 3-0 loss to Nashville on Saturday night.
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Impact
Niemi kicked away only 21 shots on the night. While he has the second-most wins in the league (38), his rates don't really stand out: 2.37 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. San Jose has 107 points, good for third in the West.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic has six SOG, minus-2 | 04/06/2014 1:16 AM
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic fired a game-high six shots on goal in the Sharks' 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.
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On the flip side, he also finished a minus-two in the loss. Vlasic is a solid blueliner, though he doesn't offer a lot of offensive upside; he has five goals and 24 points this season. Patrick Marleau was on the ice for all three goals against.
Patrick Marleau registers an assist Thursday | 04/04/2014 11:14 AM
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Patrick Marleau had an assist in San Jose's 2-1 win on Thursday.
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Impact
Marleau has only been held off the scoresheet twice in his last eight games. He has 32 goals and 67 points in 78 contests in 2013-14.
Brent Burns' point streak reaches five games | 04/04/2014 11:13 AM
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Brent Burns is riding a five-game point streak.
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Impact
Burns scored a goal in a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. That gives him 23 goals and 46 points in 65 games this season.
Niemi solid in Sharks' win | 04/04/2014 2:29 AM
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Antti Niemi turned aside 26 of 27 shots in San Jose's 2-1 win over Los Angeles Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Niemi played a very good game and the Sharks was able to beat the Kings. He now has a 38-15-7 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
Couture scores a game-winning goal | 04/04/2014 2:25 AM
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Logan Couture scored a game-winning goal in San Jose's 2-1 win over Los Angeles Thursday night.
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Impact
Couture now has 21 goals and 28 assists with a plus-18 rating in 61 games this season. Brent Burns scored the other goal for the Sharks.
Todd McLellan enthusiastic about Dan Boyle | 04/03/2014 11:31 AM
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Sharks coach Todd McLellan has been encouraged by Dan Boyle's recent offensive outburst.
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Impact
Boyle has recorded a point in each of his last five games and has found the back of the net in three straight contests. "Boyler's starting to look like Dan Boyle. I don't know what you guys think, but he sure does to me, and that's good timing," McLellan said. Boyle hasn't exactly had a bad season, even if this is one of the worst in his career from an offensive perspective. He has 11 goals and 32 points in 70 games in 2013-14.
Tomas Hertl (knee) practices Wednesday | 04/02/2014 2:57 PM
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Tomas Hertl (knee) joined his teammates for practice on Wednesday for the first time.
David Pollak on Twitter

Impact
He skated in a no-contact jersey, but his return to the ice is a positive sign. Hertl hasn't played since Dec. 19 following surgery on his knee. He could be available to return at some point in the playoffs.
Joe Thornton gets his 850th career assist | 04/02/2014 10:08 AM
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Joe Thornton had two assists in San Jose's 5-4 win against Edmonton on Tuesday.
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That gives Thornton 11 goals and 74 points in 77 games this season. He became the 25th player to reach the 850 career assists milestone Tuesday night and he's just eight points shy of establishing himself as the 46th member of the 1,200-point club.
Brent Burns records two points Tuesday | 04/02/2014 10:05 AM
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Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 5-4 win on Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Burns extended his point streak to four games. He has 22 goals and 23 assists in 64 contests in 2013-14.
| 04/02/2014 6:06 AM
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Jason Demers returned to action on Tuesday April 1.
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Niemi and Sharks win | 04/02/2014 3:42 AM
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Antti Niemi let in four goals on 29 shots in San Jose's 5-4 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Niemi didn't play very well, but the Sharks was able to win anyway. He now has a 37-15-7 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. San Jose's next game will be on Thursday against Los Angeles so Niemi will probably get the start then too.
Boyle leads Sharks to win Tuesday | 04/02/2014 3:37 AM
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Dan Boyle scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 5-4 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Boyle extended his goal streak to three games after going 29 games without a goal. He also has a five-game point streak. Brent Burns also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Joe Thornton added two helpers in the win. Andrew Desjardins, Tommy Wingels and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks.
Sharks send Mirco Mueller to AHL Worcester | 03/31/2014 6:47 PM
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Mirco Mueller will join the Worcester Sharks of the AHL now that his WHL season is over.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
He had five goals and 27 points in 60 games for Everett this year. Mueller was the 18th overall pick in the 2013 draft. The 19-year-old defenseman will either play for San Jose or be back in the WHL next campaign because he isn't eligible to start the season in the minors.
James Sheppard's knee OK after injury scare | 03/31/2014 6:25 PM
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James Sheppard is OK after an injury scare during the second period of Saturday's game against Colorado.
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Impact
His left leg/knee collided heavily into the boards. "I didn't want to stay on the ice, so I was able to get up on that knee. After that, I knew it was OK," Sheppard said. "You never know what it is, and I've had so many different feelings with that knee. I was worried for a good 10 seconds. After that, it was almost like nothing happened." He has three goals and 11 assists in his past 18 games. His success on the third line has allowed the Sharks to play Joe Pavelski on the top line as a winger.
San Jose pp flying with Brent Burns on 1st | 03/31/2014 10:26 AM
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The San Jose power play is 6-11 since Brent Burns replaced Logan Couture on the first unit.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
Couture missed a game due to injury and apparently has been "Wally Pipped" as he has been relegated to the second unit. Burns has a goal and three assists since the promotion on the power play and now has a career high 21 goals and also has 43 points which is only three off his all-time best.
Alex Stalock drops 3-2 decision to Colorado | 03/29/2014 6:19 PM
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Alex Stalock permitted three goals on 22 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Saturday afternoon.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He has provided the Sharks with quality play this season when called upon, but he wasn't at his best against the Avalanche in this one. Stalock was beaten for an even strength goal, a power-play goal and a shorthanded tally in the contest. He now owns an 11-5-2 record with a .930 save percentage and a 1.91 GAA.
Joe Pavelski nets 38th goal in loss to Avs | 03/29/2014 6:15 PM
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Joe Pavelski registered his 38th marker of the season in Saturday's loss to Colorado.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Pavelski heads into Saturday night's action ranked second in the league in goals and second in power-play markers (14). He has picked up four goals and two assists during a three-game point streak. Dan Boyle had the Sharks' other marker in the loss.
Jason Demers out Saturday due to illness | 03/29/2014 2:34 PM
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Jason Demers (illness) won't play Saturday afternoon.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Consider him day-to-day for now. Demers has four goals and 32 points in 69 games this season.
Sharks will go with Alex Stalock against Avs | 03/29/2014 2:29 PM
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Alex Stalock will be in goal for Saturday's game against Colorado.
David Pollak on Twitter

Impact
That's a 3:00 p.m. EST start, so adjust your lineup accordingly.
Sharks demote Freddie Hamilton | 03/28/2014 3:53 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have sent Freddie Hamilton to the minors.
Sharks.nhl.com

Impact
Hamilton has no points in 11 games with San Jose in 2013-14. He also has 19 goals and 37 points in 54 AHL contests this season.
Joe Thornton takes part in his 1200th game | 03/28/2014 10:52 AM
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Joe Thornton played in his 1,200th career game on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Thornton is the 100th player to ever reach that mark. Given that he's just 34 and has managed to stay pretty healthy throughout his career, Thornton is probably going to end up climbing pretty high on the leaderboard. He has 342 goals and 1,189 points in those 1,200 games.
Brent Burns has 7 points in last 6 games | 03/28/2014 10:49 AM
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Brent Burns scored a goal in the Sharks' 4-3 loss on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Burns has heated up lately with seven points in his last six games. That gives him 21 goals and 42 points in 62 contests in 2013-14.
Niemi and Sharks lose | 03/28/2014 4:03 AM
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Antti Niemi let in four goals on 31 shots in San Jose's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Niemi now has a 36-15-7 record with a 2.35 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. The Sharks will face the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday and it could be Alex Stalock's turn to start then for the Sharks.
Boyes scores in loss | 03/28/2014 3:59 AM
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Dan Boyle scored a goal in San Jose's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Boyle gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead 1:57 into the first period when he ended a 29-game drought with his ninth goal. He also has 21 assists with minus-5 rating in 68 games this season. Logan Couture and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, while Martin Havlat and James Sheppard both registered two assists in the loss.
| 03/28/2014 3:01 AM
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Logan Couture returned to action on Thursday March 27.
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Adam Burish (hand) may return for playoffs | 03/27/2014 5:38 PM
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Adam Burish (hand) isn't expected to play again during the regular season, but he could return during the playoffs.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
He underwent surgery Wednesday to insert two pins in two fingers in his left hand after he blocked a shot against Edmonton on Tuesday. Burish missed the start of the 2013-14 campaign because of a procedure on his back, so he's been limited to just 15 games this year.
San Jose promotes Freddie Hamilton | 03/27/2014 5:01 PM
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Freddie Hamilton has been summoned from the AHL.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Logan Couture is questionable for Thursday night and the Sharks won't have Adam Burish for the rest of the year. Hamilton has 37 points in 54 games in the minors to lead Worcester in scoring. He doesn't have a point in 11 games with San Jose this season.
Logan Couture feels '50-50' to play Thursday | 03/27/2014 4:54 PM
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Logan Couture is questionable for Thursday's contest versus Winnipeg.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
"I'm going to take warm-up, I think, at least that's my plan, and see how it feels then," Couture said. "Probably 50-50." He sat out Tuesday's game in Edmonton after he blocked a shot against Calgary on Monday. The decision to play or not sounds like it will be left up to him.
Adam Burish has procedure, out indefinitely | 03/26/2014 4:06 PM
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Adam Burish had a procedure done on his hand after suffering a gruesome injury while blocking a shot on Tuesday.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
Burish isn't expected to be available anytime soon, but beyond that the Sharks haven't provided many details about his status. He had already missed most of the 2013-14 campaign due to a back injury he sustained during the preseason.
Carpenter, Sharks agree on entry-level deal | 03/26/2014 3:41 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have inked Ryan Carpenter to an entry-level contract.
Sharks.nhl.com

Impact
Carpenter had eight goals and 16 points in 15 games with Bowling Green State University this season. He missed most of the season because of an injury. "Ryan has proven to be a very dynamic player in his three seasons playing under Bowling Green Head Coach Chris Bergeron," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "He has shown significant leadership and scoring ability in his collegiate career and we look forward to his continued development. He's the kind of player that can play in all situations and fits the mold of the type of player our organization is looking for."
Joe Thornton surpasses 70-point milestone | 03/26/2014 10:48 AM
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Joe Thornton had two assists in the Sharks' 5-2 win on Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Thornton has now surpassed the 70-point mark for the 10th straight season, not counting the shortened campaign. The 34-year-old ranks 46th on the NHL's all-time points list with 1189 in 1199 career games.
Adam Burish injures hand while blocking shot | 03/26/2014 10:44 AM
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Adam Burish suffered a gruesome hand injury while blocking a shot on Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Burish immediately left the game as a result. There wasn't a timetable made immediately available for his return, but it wouldn't be surprising if he ended up being sidelined for quite some time.
Niemi solid in Sharks win | 03/26/2014 3:38 AM
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Antti Niemi turned aside 28 of 30 shots in San Jose's 5-2 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Niemi played a solid game and made some great saves in the game. Niemi now has a 36-14-7 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.
Pavelski's hat trick power Sharks past Oilers | 03/26/2014 3:32 AM
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Joe Pavelski scored a hat trick and added an assist for the Sharks in a 5-2 win against the Oilers Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was the third hat trick of Pavelski's career; all have come this season. He now has 37 goals and 34 assists with plus-25 rating in 74 games this season. Patrick Marleau also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Joe Thornton and Brent Burns both added two helpers in the victory. Martin Havlat also scored for the Sharks.
Logan Couture will not play Tuesday | 03/25/2014 8:01 PM
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Logan Couture is out of the lineup Tuesday night, earning a night off after blocking a hard shot with his leg on Monday.
James Duthie

Impact
Couture's injury is not serious and he should be back in the Sharks' lineup later this week.
Logan Couture is questionable Tuesday | 03/25/2014 11:14 AM
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Logan Couture was hurt when he blocked a shot during Monday's 2-1 shootout loss.
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Impact
Fortunately, Couture's injury isn't believed to be serious and he even might be available on Tuesday. He has 19 goals and 46 points in 57 games this season.
Stalock and the Sharks lose | 03/25/2014 3:45 AM
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Alex Stalock turned aside 26 of 27 shots in San Jose's 2-1 shootout loss to Calgary Monday night.
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Impact
Stalock now has a 11-4-2 record with a 1.85 goals-against average and .933 save percentage. The Sharks will play again tonight in Edmonton, so Antti Niemi will likely start that contest.
Sheppard scores in loss | 03/25/2014 3:41 AM
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James Sheppard had a goal in San Jose's 2-1 shootout loss to Calgary Monday evening.
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Impact
Sheppard scored in his second straight game and he now has four goals with 13 assists in 58 games this season. Defensemen Dan Boyle and Matt Nieto assisted the goal. There was some bad news for the Sharks when Logan Couture left the ice in the second period and did not return. The Sharks will play tonight against Edmonton so stay tuned about Couture's injury.
San Jose will get Brad Stuart back on Monday | 03/24/2014 6:00 PM
News
Brad Stuart (upper body) will return to San Jose's lineup in Monday's meeting with Calgary.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
He has sat out the last 13 games with an upper-body injury after he was hurt on Feb. 7. Stuart is a good source of hits and blocks, but he shouldn't be on your radar if you are looking for points. He is slated to be paired with Justin Braun.
Sharks will go with Alex Stalock vs. Calgary | 03/24/2014 5:44 PM
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Alex Stalock will be in San Jose's crease Monday night against Calgary.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
He made 35 stops against Columbus in a 4-3 shootout victory on Mar. 13 in his last outing. The Sharks play again in Edmonton on Tuesday, so Antti Niemi will likely start that contest.
Raffi Torres still out with knee injury | 03/24/2014 8:29 AM
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The San Jose Sharks have still to decide whether or not Raffi Torres (knee) will accompany the team on a two game road trip road trip to Alberta.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Torres skated on Sunday so that's the good news as he has missed the last seven games with the injury. Stay tuned.
Stuart improving and return in sight | 03/23/2014 1:25 PM
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Brad Stuart is getting closer to a return to action.
Curtis Pashelka Twitter

Impact
He has been sidelined with an upper-body injury since February 7th but appears to be recovering quickly. He told reporters than there is virtually nothing he is restricted from doing now. Stuart will certainly be back before the playoffs. It is just a question of how many games he will be able to play as a tune up.
Torres misses 7th straight game | 03/23/2014 1:19 PM
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Raffi Torres did not play Saturday night against the Capitals.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
It was the seventh consecutive game he missed due to a right knee injury but he is getting closer to a return to action. Torres missed the game more due to generally soreness in the knee area so it seems it is more of a conditioning issue than anything else. Torres indicated that he could play if it were absolutely necessary but there was no need to rush things. Torres could be a player some time next week. Stay tuned for further updates.
Patrick Marleau scores in shootout loss | 03/23/2014 8:36 AM
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Patrick Marleau netted his 30th goal of the season in Saturday night's 3-2 shootout loss to Washington.
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Impact
Removing the shortened 2012-13 campaign, the veteran sniper has now reached the 30-goal plateau in five straight seasons, making him one of the more underrated players around. James Sheppard also scored for the Sharks in the defeat.
Antti Niemi drops shootout to Capitals | 03/23/2014 8:32 AM
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Antti Niemi and the Sharks were upended by Washington 3-2 in a shootout Saturday night.
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Impact
Niemi was solid enough, as he allowed two goals on 25 shots in the defeat, but he denied only one of three Washington shooters in the defeat. His record falls to 35-14-8 with the defeat while his GAA is now 2.33 and his save percentage is .914.
Sharks on the brink of securing playoff spot | 03/22/2014 11:35 AM
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The San Jose Sharks have a chance to secure their playoff spot on Saturday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
If they get a point against the Washington Capitals, then the Sharks' spot would be guaranteed if Dallas or Phoenix also lose in regulation. The Stars are set to play against Ottawa and Phoenix will face Boston. If the Sharks beat the Capitals and the Stars end up with no more than a point versus the Senators, then San Jose will also clinch. The Sharks are going for their 10th straight postseason berth.
Patrick Marleau nets 29th goal of the season | 03/21/2014 11:55 AM
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Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's 3-2 win on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Marleau has 29 goals and 61 points in 71 games this season. Not counting the shortened campaign, he has reached the 30-goal mark in each of his previous four seasons.
Niemi and Sharks win | 03/21/2014 4:38 AM
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Antti Niemi stopped 16 of 18 shots in San Jose's 3-2 win over Anaheim Thursday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Niemi has won six of his last seven starts. He now has a 35-14-6 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. His 35 wins are the most in the league for goalies.
Thornton helps Sharks to earn victory | 03/21/2014 4:32 AM
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Joe Thornton scored a goal and registered two assists in San Jose's 3-2 win over Anaheim Thursday night.
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Impact
Thornton now has 11 goals and 58 assists in 71 games this season. Brent Burns also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks.
Tomas Hertl won't be back anytime soon | 03/19/2014 5:35 PM
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Tomas Hertl (knee) isn't close to returning.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
"His rehab has gone very well and it's gone quite quickly," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "But, I think anybody who watches him skate, we're at no point picking a day yet or anticipating him returning." At this point it sounds like he'll miss the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign, but might return at some point during the playoffs, depending on how far the Sharks make it.
Raffi Torres isn't sure when he'll return | 03/19/2014 5:32 PM
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Raffi Torres (knee) declined to provide a timetable for his return.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Torres is expected to be sidelined for a sixth consecutive game on Thursday. He returned from ACL surgery on Feb. 27 and made it through five games before ending up back on the sidelines. "I could probably go out and play right now, but I wouldn't be able to go out and play my style of game right now," Torres said. "I'll just take some rest. The guys have been playing great. They've been doing a hell of a job all year. It gives me something to look forward to, to coming back and helping these guys."
Martin Havlat has four goals in six games | 03/19/2014 11:24 AM
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Martin Havlat found the back of the net on Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Havlat has scored four goals in six games as he tries to finish a rough season on a high note. He has eight goals and seven assists in 37 games in 2013-14.
Niemi and Sharks lose | 03/19/2014 5:31 AM
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Antti Niemi blocked 21 of 24 shots in San Jose's 3-2 loss to Florida Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was Niemi's first loss in six games and his record is now 34-14-6. He also has a 2.34 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. Niemi is tied for the league lead with 34 wins this season.
Burns scores in loss | 03/19/2014 5:26 AM
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Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in San Jose's 3-2 loss to Florida Tuesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Burns now has 19 goals and 18 assists with plus-26 rating in 57 games this season. Marty Havlat scored the other goal for the Sharks in the loss.
Brad Stuart skates with Sharks Tuesday | 03/18/2014 4:26 PM
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Brad Stuart (upper body) participated in the Sharks' Tuesday morning skate.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Stuart was hurt on Feb. 7 and hasn't played since. Skating with the Sharks was a big step forward for him, but there's still no firm timetable for his return. The silver lining is that Stuart has been able to use this time on the sidelines to build his strength, which might help him during the playoffs.
Raffi Torres isn't ready to return Tuesday | 03/18/2014 1:38 PM
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Raffi Torres will not play on Tuesday due to "general soreness."
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

Impact
It will be Torres' fifth straight game on the sidelines. It's believed that his injury is at least partially related to his surgically repaired knee.
Antti Niemi breaks Sharks' record | 03/18/2014 10:41 AM
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Antti Niemi set the franchise record for the most saves in a shutout when he stopped 41 Rangers shots on Sunday.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
Evgeni Nabokov previously held the record with his 40-save shutout on Jan. 12, 2006. Niemi earned the third star of the week with his 1.67 GAA and .950 save percentage in three games.
Antti Niemi earns the 3rd star of the week | 03/17/2014 1:03 PM
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Antti Niemi has been named the third star of the week.
NHL.com

Impact
He won all three of his starts, while posting a 1.67 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout. Niemi is tied for the league lead with 34 wins this season.
Raffi Torres sits again due to 'soreness' | 03/17/2014 11:28 AM
News
Raffi Torres sat out a fourth straight game on Sunday due to "general soreness."
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
He should be considered day-to-day for now. Torres has appeared in just five games this season.
Logan Couture's beauty ends up being GWG | 03/16/2014 8:01 PM
News
Logan Couture's unlikely goal ended up being the game-winner as the San Jose Sharks beat the New York Rangers 1-0 on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
That's his 19th goal and fourth GWG of the season, even though he's been limited by injuries. He could be a difference-maker for the Sharks in playoff seeding and fantasy owners in playoff competition.
Antti Niemi collects 41-save shutout vs. NYR | 03/16/2014 7:57 PM
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Antti Niemi dazzled against the New York Rangers on Sunday, stealing a 1-0 win for the San Jose Sharks.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He made all 41 saves for his fourth shutout of the 2013-14 season and fifth consecutive win. It's difficult to imagine Niemi being a relative steal in fantasy again as he's now 34-13-6 with a .915 save percentage and 2.33 GAA.
Sharks likely to have Raffi Torres back today | 03/16/2014 11:12 AM
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San Jose coach Todd McLellan said he hoped to have Raffi Torres back in his lineup today after missing three games with general soreness, some of it related to the knee injury that caused him to miss the first 59 games of the season.
San Jose Mercury News

Impact
The Sharks were playing well with Torres on a third line with James Sheppard and Tommy Wingels, but the line has continued to have success with Marty Havlat slotted in Torres's spot in their last three wins even though the finesse-oriented Havlat and hard-hitting Torres have vastly different styles of play. "They're different players, but they're both great players," Sheppard said. "They know where to be on the ice, and I think their spatial awareness is great out there. They're always on the right spot, and that makes it a lot easier for Tommy and I." McLellan said he liked the flexibility Torres and Havlat, who has two goals and an assist in the last three games, provide on his third line.
Antti Niemi solid as Sharks down Islanders | 03/14/2014 9:51 PM
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Antti Niemi stopped 35 of 38 shots to spearhead the Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Islanders on Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Friday's game marks the fourth consecutive win for Niemi, who is now 33-13-6 on the year with a .912 save percentage and 2.37 goals against average. Niemi avenged an overtime loss to the Isles in December.
Martin Havlat drives Sharks past Isles | 03/14/2014 9:32 PM
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Martin Havlat chipped in a goal and an assist for the Sharks as San Jose squeezed past the Islanders 4-3 on Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Havlat's season has once again been hampered by injuries. The 13 year veteran who once scored 31 goals and 68 points in 68 games as a 22 year-old has exceeded the been held to just 59 points over the past three seasons.
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