T.J. Galiardi scored against his former team as the Sharks finally got back in the win column.
The road trip from hell (part deux) is mercifully over but it ended with yet another whimper as the Sharks' woeful offense couldn't manage an even-strength goal in the team's ninth loss in ten games.
With yet another chance to hand the Blackhawks their first regulation loss of the season, the Sharks came up short as Chicago secured its place in the history books with the best start in NHL history.
A late goal by Tim Kennedy led the Sharks past the Blues for their first regular season win in St. Louis since 2010, finally and mercifully ending the team's seven-game winless skid.
Well that was ugly. San Jose's seventh straight loss came as they failed in spectacular fashion to hand Chicago its first regulation defeat of the season.
Another game, another loss as the Sharks were shut out for the second time in three games, losing in overtime against the Nashville Predators.
Good news! Antti Niemi recorded his first shutout of the season. The bad news? Mike Smith also earned a shutout. And his included the shootout.
The brilliance of Jonathan Toews and the idiocy of the officiating crew conspired to hand the Sharks their third straight loss in this clash of Western Conference titans.