San Jose Sharks 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 – Following three road games for the Sharks after the Olympics, San Jose will finally return home for five straight. The Sharks returned from the break with a 7-3 win over the Flyers, before being stunned by the Sabres in an emotional farewell game for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. The team bounced back last night with a win over New Jersey and will face Carolina Tuesday. Logan Couture and Raffi Torres are finally back in the San Jose Sharks’ lineup so Sharks’ fans have a lot to look forward to!
2/25/14 - The Sharks will get Logan Couture and Raffi Torres back from injury, which should help San Jose offensively. Heading into post-Olympic play, the Sharks lead the League with an average of 34.9 shots on goal per game, 7.2 more than they allow. While they are a distant second to Anaheim, San Jose holds a substantial lead over the next-best LA Kings in the Division which should translate to the Sharks locking up home ice in the first round of the NHL Playoffs;
… morethe team is 22-4-3 at the SAP this season.
2/19/14 - The Sharks are ready to attack when they get back on the ice post-Olympics. Currently fifth in the league in points and seven points behind first-place Anaheim in the Pacific Division, the team returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since the Olympic break with previously injured Logan Couture (hand), Raffi Torres (ACL), Tyler Kennedy (lower-body), and Matt Nieto (foot) participating. The mostly healthy team has 23 games left on its schedule and will play three straight on the road. The first game back at the SAP Center (3/4) will be played against the Carolina Hurricanes and is the cheapest game remaining on the San Jose Sharks home slate.
2/3/14 – The Sharks beat the Blackhawks in a shootout Saturday night in front of a home crowd. The win followed a three game losing streak in which San Jose scored just one goal. With their next three games at SAP Center, fans can experience the Pacific Division’s second place team at an affordable price. Always dangerous at home, San Jose Sharks tickets are averaging $68 against the Philadelphia Flyers (2/3), $63 versus the Dallas Stars (2/5), and $89 against the Columbus Blue Jackets (2/7) in their final game before the Olympic break.
1/29/14 – Backup goalie Alex Stalock extended his streak to 178:55 without allowing a goal Monday, earning himself a place in the record books. The Bay area team has won four of their last five and is looking to capitalize on their momentum on their next two road games against the Oilers and Flames. The last time the Sharks played the two Canadian teams, they picked up two points against each. After a successful outdoor game in Los Angeles over the weekend, don’t be surprised if a future Stadium Series game is in Northern California’s future. The Sharks have been vocal in expressing interest in hosting an NHL outdoor game.
San Jose Sharks 2013-2014 Season
The Sharks narrowly missed the 2013 Western Conference Finals after losing in Game 7 on the road against the Kings, who finished only 2 points ahead of San Jose in the regular season. With key contributors Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle all in the last years of their contract, this may be the team’s last opportunity to win with their current core. Sharks home tickets for the upcoming season are currently averaging $222. Averaging $258, the 2/1 game against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks
is the most expensive game at the Shark Tank.
After the three division leaders in the National Hockey League's Western Conference — record-setting Chicago in the Central; Anaheim in the Pacific, and Vancouver in the Northwest — just six points separate the next 11 teams, from fourth place to 14th. Smack dab in the middle of this logjam, scrambling for playoff positioning, are the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks got off to a hot start to begin the lockout-shortened 2013 season, but have won just once in their last 10 games. Defensively the Sharks are one of the league's top squads, and with an effective penalty-kill unit; but as a team are struggling to light the lamp. Individually, however, center Patrick Marleau is among league leaders in goal-scoring; as well as leading the Sharks team in goals and overall points (goals plus assists). Another Sharks center, Joe Thornton, leads the squad in assists, and is even with Marleau on points; while a third center, Joe Pavelski, is not far behind in team leaders Marleau and Thornton. Defensively, goaltender Antti Niemi is among the league leaders in save percentage and goals-against average, allowing slightly under two goals per game; meanwhile, winger Ryane Clowe is one of the league's top enforcers, collecting penalty minutes at a furious clip. Coach Tom McLellan has to be hoping his team turns things around and makes a move to break away from the pack, as do the HP Pavilion faithful.
San Jose Sharks hockey tickets average $116 at home, placing the Sharks just outside the ten most popular NHL teams this season. What's the hottest Sharks ticket in 2013? Upcoming home games on the San Jose Sharks schedule feature the Nashville Predators (3/2), LA Kings (3/14), Anaheim Ducks (3/27), and Detroit Red Wings (3/28). The matchup with the Calgary Flames on April 5th is the most expensive remaining home game, with an average tickets price of $130. Sharks hockey fans on a budget will find cheap San Jose Sharks tickets in the $40-$60 range at most home games, depending on the opponent. Are the Sharks popular on the road too? Not so much. In fact, Sharks tickets average just $78 — the cheapest away game NHL tickets this season.