It’s only been two games since the Sharks got a shake up in the form of Evander Kane, but it doesn’t feel too soon to say it feels good to be a Sharks fan right now. With a nice stretch of home games in front of them, the Sharks are starting out the way they failed to on their most recent road trip: winning.
Turns out, winning feels pretty good.
Just ask the ladies of the US Women’s National Team, who took home gold from the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang after defeating Team Canada in a shootout.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson detailed that gold medal game, as well as the struggles Team USA has faced over the last year in her piece for the Player’s Tribune. From the roots of the shootout move she used to win, to their Be Bold for Change campaign that saw women’s hockey fight for resources equal to their male counterparts, to Worlds and then PyeongChang, these women have done so much more than just make an incredible comeback over Canada. They set a stage for little girls everywhere.
Read Lamoureux-Davidson’s post below. But first, here’s Sharks news and notes:
Sharks' Eric Fehr's recovery from a gruesome finger injury
Eric Fehr broke, dislocated and severed a tendon in his finger last season.
NHL: Joe Pavelski scores twice as Sharks rout Blackhawks
The Sharks' offense once again took center stage Thursday, as San Jose blasted the Chicago Blackhawks at SAP Center
Evander Kane is giving the Sharks the speed they needed
The Sharks top line has collected 12 points in two games since the Evander Kane trade.
How Evander Kane's presence affected other Sharks lines more than his own | NBCS Bay Area
The Sharks gave up quite a bit to get Evander Kane and they have to be happy with what they saw on Tuesday night.
As for hockey that’s not in the Bay:
Incredible, Amazing, Perfect, Gold | By Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
But at the same time, it was so much more than gold. It was validation for every woman that had worn the red, white and blue over the last 20 years. It was a moment for everyone who’s been a part of this program to enjoy. That medal — the one I can’t stop looking at right now — really symbolizes a lot more than just two weeks of hockey.
Stadium Series outdoor practices canceled because of weather | NHL.com
Because of the weather, the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs won't be able to practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday before playing in the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS, NHL.TV).
Stanley Cup favorite: Are the Lightning team to beat?
The Lightning made the biggest move, but does that set them up to win it all? Plus other fallout from the trade deadline.
How the Philadelphia Flyers became the hottest team in the NHL - The Washington Post
Since splitting up Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek, the Flyers have flourished.
5 things to learn before the NHL comes to Seattle | The Seattle Times
Although hockey is fun to watch on TV, it’s one of the most enjoyable sports to see live — or play yourself.
4 things we learned in the NHL: Draisaitl, Hall keep streaking - Sportsnet.ca
Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall keep on scoring, a few winning streaks were halted, plus two teams racked up the goals in the first period.
Seattle group collects 25,000 ticket deposits for NHL team - Sportsnet.ca
Oak View Group says it has collected over 25,000 ticket deposits so far for a potential NHL team in Seattle.
Seattle 'shell-shocked' at ticket drive response | NHL.com
Seattle, which began a season ticket drive Thursday in its effort to become an NHL expansion team, received 10,000 deposits in 12 minutes and about 25,000 in total.The ownership group applied to the NHL for an expansion team on Feb. 13. If Seattle is awarded an NHL franchise, team owners expect to announce final ticket prices in 2019.
- Marc-Andre Fleury made an appearance as an expert on Golden Knights jerseys for the show Pawn Stars: