It was an unsatisfying season last year for fans of the San Jose Sharks, one which ended without a trip to the playoffs for the first time in over 10 tries. The perennial contender reloaded this off-season, upgrading at three key positions with the intention of reassuming their place in postseason competition. F Joel Ward was added to bolster the Sharks’ offensive attack, while standout defenseman Paul Martin was brought on board to shore up the blue line. With elite AHL goalie Martin Jones taking over between the posts, the Sharks are sure to be dangerous in 2015-16. Razorgator is your ticket in to the SAP Center to catch all the action live!
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San Jose Sharks 2015-2016 News and Updates
9/17/15 - The San Jose Sharks finished in fifth place in the Pacific last year, and some called their 40-33-9 record “stale.” After an active offseason, things are looking like new at the beginning of the 2015-2016 NHL season. With fresh faces in head coach Peter DeBoer and players Martin Jones, Paul Martin and Joel Ward, the team has high hopes for a better spot in the standings come playoff time. San Jose will begin their training camp this week along with the rest of the league and will also play a preseason game in Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 21. They will then welcome the Arizona Coyotes to the “Shark Tank” at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on Friday. Tickets are on sale now. Our prices start at just $10.
4/6/15 - They have three games left and five points to make up, do these San Jose Sharks. Not impossible…but highly improbable; both teams ahead of the Sharks, Winnipeg and L.A., also have a game in hand on San Jose, two of which are against “quality teams.”
3/30/15 - If the San Jose Sharks are to have any chance at the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, they are going to have to get it done in a hurry. With six games remaining on their schedule – three of them at home at the SAP Center – the Sharks need to make up six points’ worth of ground on conference No. 8 Calgary.
3/23/15 - It’s looking increasingly dire for the San Jose Sharks to make the NHL postseason this season. With 10 games left in the regular season, the Sharks are 10th in the Western Conference overall, tied on points with Central Division cellarmates Colorado and Dallas, and six points behind conference eighth-place squad Calgary.
3/18/15 - A disappointing 6-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks notwithstanding, the San Jose Sharks have enjoyed a good start to March, winning four of their first five games to climb back within striking distance of the second wild card position in the Western Conference. The Sharks will open a critical seven-game road trip on Tuesday versus the Winnipeg Jets, owners of the coveted final playoff spot that San Jose is currently vying for. With a slim four-point advantage in the standings, the Jets surely recognize the importance of the game as well, the winner of which will find themselves three points closer to the postseason. Thursday night, the Sharks travel to the Air Canada Centre to face the Toronto Maple Leafs. Our tickets start at $57, but don’t wait because they won’t last long!
3/9/15 - At one point, the San Jose Sharks were close to the top of the Pacific Division, and within shouting distance of division leaders Anaheim. However, the Sharks seem to have faded badly of late, and are currently fifth in the Pacific Division, three points back of Los Angeles, and in 10th place overall in the Western Conference.
2/23/15 - According to a new piece on ESPN.com regarding the use of advanced analytics, it should come as no surprise that the San Jose Sharks are one of a number of teams that have a significant technology division, given their location and their ownership by the founder of a major technology company, SAP. But leave it to Sharks coach Todd McLellan to rely more on old-fashioned eyeball “analytics” as “a supporting tool.”
2/18/15 - February has not been kind to the San Jose Sharks. In nine games played this month, the Sharks have managed to win just twice, both times on the road; still, the Sharks remain in the hunt for a playoff spot, just a single point behind Vancouver and Calgary in the Pacific Division.
2/9/15 - After ending January on a high note – with a three game winning streak – the San Jose Sharks have opened February play on a rough note. The Sharks have dropped three of their last four, the lone win falling earlier in the week on the road against Vancouver.
2/2/15 - If there’s anyone who might be able to reel in Anaheim in the Pacific Division, it’s the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks are on a tear of late, having won three straight and four of their last six, all in the comforts of the SAP Center.
1/26/15 - They’re 12 points back of the Pacific Division leaders, these San Jose Sharks. They also have fewer points than any of the top four teams in the other division. But the Sharks are still well in the hunt for a playoff spot, as the league returns to action later this week.
1/19/15 - The San Jose Sharks sit at the head of a pack of Pacific Division teams who are clustered between second and fourth place in the division. While Anaheim pulls away, the Sharks are in second place in the division, 12 points back of the Ducks and a single point ahead of third-place Vancouver.
12/22/14 - If anyone in the Pacific Division is keeping close to first-place Anaheim, it’s the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have reeled off a string of five straight victories, and have also been exceptionally strong in converting power-play opportunities; their power-play percentage stands at 24.5%, good for third in the league overall.
12/15/14 - At this moment, of all the teams in the Pacific Division, only two are on winning streaks: first place Anaheim, and the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have won three straight and have pulled into a second place tie with Vancouver, behind the Ducks.
12/8/14 - If anything, the San Jose Sharks are muddling through this season so far. Defensively they’re 13th in the league in both goals allowed per game and penalty killing, while 14th in the league in goals scored per game; their current goal differential is plus-2.
12/1/14 - The last half of November was not good to the San Jose sharks, who dropped four straight before righting the ship over the holiday weekend with a 6-4 win over Anaheim. The Sharks, who have one of the top power-play units in the league, converted on two of five opportunities against the Ducks.
11/17/14 - The San Jose Sharks wind up an Eastern Conference swing early this week with a visit to Buffalo, after splitting the previous four games. The Sharks dropped contests to Florida and Columbus, while collecting victories against Tampa Bay and Carolina.
11/10/14 - Maybe they should be known as the Road Warriors. The San Jose Sharks, currently fifth in the Pacific Division and a point back of the L.A. Kings, are just 2-3-0 at home, but 6-3-2 away from the SAP Center.
11/3/14 - Is it too early in the season to have a key game? Not if you’re the San Jose Sharks, who host division rival Vancouver at the SAP Center this week with a chance to break away from the Canucks and Calgary, who are tied with the Sharks just two points off Anaheim’s torrid pace.
10/29/14 - The NHL’s Pacific Division is being dominated by its California clubs, including the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks are in third place behind their SoCal rivals, one point behind the defending Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings, and three behind pace-setting Anaheim.
10/23/14 - With nine points in seven games, the San Jose Sharks are staying close to the front of the Pacific Division pack in this early part of the season. Leading the way is Patrick Marleau, who has notched four goals to lead the team.
The San Jose Sharks entered last year's postseason with 111 points and the No. 2 seed in the ultra-competitive Pacific Division. The team looked destined to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup high for the first time in franchise history, but were instead fated victims to a devastating Round 1 exit. After storming to a 3-0 lead in their divisional series against the rival LA Kings, SJ elicited a sheer collapse and allowed Los Angeles to come back from a massive deficit in thrilling fashion. San Jose became the first to fall to the eventual championship team in 2014, but after an eventful summer, the Sharks await the 2014-2015 season poised for another postseason run!
The San Jose team will hit the ice running with a squad that generally looks the same, but operates differently. Skilled veterans Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will remove the letters from their sweaters, with their captaincy revoked as part of a “reestablish[ed] hierarchy and culture in the organization.” Coach McLellan and DM Wilson want a "clean slate" but have said Thornton cab conceivably regain his C if he emerges from preseason successfully. Young talents Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl return to start and, while Antti Niemi is back as netminder, the full-time job may fall into Alex Stalock’s lap. The biggest news, however, will hinge on Raffi Torrres’ knee this year, as the attacker will miss most of the season due to ACL surgery.
The upcoming season is highlighted by the Kings at Sharks outdoor game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. On Feb. 21, the Bay will host their SoCal rivals as part of the NHL’s Stadium Series. The Sharks will open their season on the road, in Los Angeles on Oct. 8, and will play their first home game on Oct. 11 against the Winnipeg Jets. Can the Sharks redeem themselves after a devastating Round 1 blowout and finally make it to the Stanley Cup Final? Buy your San Jose Sharks tickets now and witness them on the path back to postseason!
4/30/14 – Heading into the final ten minutes of Game 6 at the Staples Center, the Sharks and Kings were all tied up. Then, Los Angeles scored three straight goals to win their third straight playoff game and force a Game 7. Losing is not an option for San Jose as it would be the worst playoff series defeat in franchise history and would end their goal of reaching the Cup Finals for the first time. San Jose Sharks tickets for Game 7 are averaging $142, down 35 percent since the Stanley Cup Playoffs started and the cheapest of the three decisive games tonight.
4/21/14 – After winning Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals 6-3 against the Los Angeles Kings, the Sharks stuck with the same lineup for Game 2. It proved to be a good decision as San Jose bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit to score seven straight goals against the Kings. The Sharks have outscored their first round playoff opponent 13-5 in the tank and will head to LA in the best-of-seven series up two games to none. Last year when the two teams met in the NHL playoffs, the Sharks managed just 10 goals in a seven-game loss to Jonathan Quick and the Kings. Also impressive, The Sharks matched a franchise playoff record with seven goals in a game. Displaced Sharks fans can secure a seat inside the Staples Center for $43 (Game 3, Tuesday) and $57 (Game 4, Thursday). Is a sweep in the cards for the Sharks? If the Kings can get at least one win at home, San Jose will return to the SAP for Game 5 Saturday (get-in $80).
4/17/14 – The Sharks will face familiar playoff foes and California rivals Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the NHL playoffs. San Jose is looking to win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history; but first they’ll have to best a tough Division Semifinals opponent (LA owns the regular season record 3-2). San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup playoff tickets in the first round are averaging just $159 over four potential home games at the SAP – Game 1 ($126), Game 2 ($131), Game 5 ($159), and Game 7 ($208). Interested in traveling down to So Cal to support the Sharks on the road? Los Angeles Kings playoff tickets for the Division Semifinals round are averaging $180 over three games – Game 3 ($162), Game 4 ($168), and Game 6 ($224).
4/7/14 – San Jose has lost six of their last ten and need a win over division-leading Anaheim Wednesday to have a chance at the Pacific Division title. Not only is first place at stake, but so too is positioning in the first round of the playoffs. While the Sharks did outscore the Los Angeles Kings Thursday 2-1, a meeting in the opening round would not be favorable. The midweek showdown will be played in So Cal following four days of rest for the Sharks. Will rookie Thomas Hertl make his return? Sharks vs. Ducks tickets start at just $29. Back at the shark tank Friday, San Jose Sharks tickets are a bit pricier when Colorado visits the SAP (get-in $89).
4/1/14 – The recently-struggling San Jose Sharks will look to get back on track Tuesday when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the SAP. Despite losing four of their last five, the Sharks have already locked up a NHL Playoff spot and are just three points behind Anaheim for the division title. San Jose Sharks tickets start at $27 for tonight’s meeting against the last-placed West contenders. Prices are a bit steeper for Thursday’s game (min $45) when division foes Los Angeles Kings come to town and Saturday (min $47) vs. Nashville. With the toughest part of their regular-season schedule (15 games in 28 days) behind them, San Jose is focused on getting healthy before the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
3/24/14 – The Sharks are close to clinching their tenth straight playoff appearance but couldn’t pull it off Saturday against the Capitals. Washington beat San Jose in a shootout and recorded their first win against the Sharks in more than twenty years. With a point in either of their next two games on the road, the San Jose Sharks will be in the postseason. The road trip to Canada comes in one of the toughest stretches for the Sharks who will return to the SAP Thursday to take on the Winnipeg Jets (avg. $63).
3/18/14 – The Sharks beat the Rangers 1-0 Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory. Antti Niemi recorded his fourth shutout after stopping 41 shots in arguably his best game of the season. The goaltender will start his third straight, at home tonight, against the Florida Panthers in the cheapest game remaining at the SAP Center. The Sharks are tied atop the Pacific Division with the Anaheim Ducks with 97 points; the foes will play Thursday (avg. $97) in San Jose. San Jose Sharks playoff tickets are available for the Western Conference First Round; the four (potential) home games average $164.
3/10/14 – San Jose will complete their home stretch at the SAP tomorrow night versus the Maple Leafs (avg. $79). Following Wednesday’s trade deadline, in which the Sharks let pass without any major deals, San Jose rallied to beat the best in the East, Penguins (5-3) Thursday, and then shut out the Canadiens two nights later. After Tuesday’s game against Toronto, the team will embark on a three-game road trip where they’ll face the Blue Jackets, Islanders, and Rangers.
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; the 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.
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.