2012 Playoffs

The 2012 NHL Playoffs for the San Jose Sharks are upon us. Here is our coverage of all the action.

2012 Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings v. New Jersey Devils Game 4 Open Thread


So it's come to this. After rolling through the Western Conference with ease, the Kings are on the verge of making short work of the Devils as well with the chance to wrap up the series, become the...

2012 Stanley Cup Finals: Fear The Fin's Preview and Predictions


The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight in Newark with the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings, two decidedly unlikely combatants as the 6th and 8th seeds in their respective conferences,...

2012 Eastern Conference Finals: New York Rangers v. New Jersey Devils Open Thread


The New Jersey Devils have a chance to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2003, where they would once again be facing an opponent from Southern California. The Devils hold a...

2012 NHL Playoffs: The Ballad of Kent Huskins


A look at Kent Huskins' on-ice save percentage over his career.

2012 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Second Round Predictions


Preview of the Western Conference's second round matchups.

Control of the Neutral Zone: A Review of the San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Series


A look at who controlled the neutral zone during the St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks series.

Scoring Chances: Sharks v. Blues Series Totals


Three days on, it's safe to say the dust has pretty much settled on the shortest postseason in San Jose Sharks history. The Stanley Cup parade plans have been scrapped, the Scott Nichol sweaters...

Scoring Chances: Game 5 @ St. Louis


The Sharks' play in the second period was the best single-period performance by either team in this series. San Jose outchanced St. Louis 8-2 in the middle frame (8-1 at evens), winning puck...

San Jose Sharks come up short against the St. Louis Blues, lose Game 5 and the series


Recap of the San Jose Sharks 2012 Playoff Run.

Sharks Playoff Gameday: When their best is better than your best


@ 4:30 PST Series Blues lead 3-1 Series Preview - Game One Game Two - Game Three - Game Four Television CSN-CA, NBC Sports Net Radio 98.5...


2012 NHL Playoffs: April 20th Open Thread


Three seasons ago the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings traded Stanley Cup victories. Tonight they attempt to stave off early elimination in the first round. Goaltending has led both teams...

Scoring Chances: Game 4 v. St. Louis


St. Louis limited the Sharks to single digits in the even-strength scoring chance department once again but, apart from that, it was an entirely different story in this iteration of the series as...

San Jose's top line not enough to overcome St. Louis as the Blues win to take a 3-1 series lead


Recap of the San Jose Sharks 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Sharks Playoff Gameday: Line Changes, Penalty Kills, The Eternal Sunshine of the Playoff Mind


Preview of game four between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. The Blues lead the series 2-1.

The Game of Hockey is Faster Than Ever (or Why Things Aren't So Easy)


Why the speed of hockey is the biggest reason why we have seen so many dangerous hits this postseason.

The Probability That Plank or Taylor Make an Accurate Prediction


At the end of each gameday Plank or Taylor predict the the final score and the goal scorers. A question came up in the comments section a few days ago about the probability that Plank or Taylor's...

2012 NHL Playoffs: April 17th Open Thread


Open thread to view all of the first round action on April 17th. Florida visits New Jersey, Nashville is in Detroit, and Phoenix travels to Chicago.

Scoring Chances: Game 3 v. St. Louis


Breakdown of the scoring chances in game three between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. The Sharks generated only 6 scoring chances at even strength, one of their lowest totals in recent...

San Jose Sharks late comeback falls short as they lose 4-3 to the St. Louis Blues


Recap of tonight's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Sharks Playoff Gameday: The Fuse Has Been Lit


Preview of game three between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues.

The Neutral Zone Battle


Who has controlled the Neutral zone in the series between the Sharks and Blues?

Scoring Chances: Game 2 @ St. Louis


Scoring chances from Game 2 between #SJSharks and #STLBlues

2012 NHL Playoffs: Sunday Games Open Thread


Playoff games get better and better the deeper it goes because there's so much on the line in the latter rounds, but from an excitement standpoint there is probably nothing better than the first...

San Jose Sharks get shutout in game two, lose 3-0 to the St. Louis Blues


Recap of the San Jose Sharks 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues in game two of their first round series. The series is tied 1-1 heading back to San Jose.

Sharks Playoff Gameday: With Room To Improve the Sharks Still Hold 1-0 Series Lead


Preview of the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues game two.

2012 NHL Playoffs: The Race To Three; Friday Playoff Games Open Thread


A look at the race to three goals and all of the talk leading up to Friday night's playoff action.

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