141231 – Sharks @ Ducks (pre and post)

Sharks didn’t have morning skate due to the  back-to-back games and 5pm start. (And I had a crazy day so the pre and post game blog entries are combined.)

Sharks skated with discipline and determination, after Haley took on Jackman, scoring 4 (with one waived off); with Niemi not allowing anything into his net.

One continuing concern is that excluding the two Joes, it was more than 190 minutes (3+ games) that someone else scored.  It was finally broken when Couture notched an empty net late in the third.

And Niemi had his 30th career shut out.

Hopefully of lesser concern is that early in the first period, Thornton left the ice after a big hit from Stoner; he did not return.  Postgame, McLellan says that it’s not significant. Heal fast, Jumbo.

Pavelski notched two goals (including a key 5-on-3 power play at the start of the 3rd); Couture the empty net.

In off ice news, the Sharks have signed 2014 draftee Rourke Chartier to an entry level deal. And in the WJC, prospects Bergman (and Bergvik) – Sweden and Goldobin – Russia are advancing to the quarterfinals, while Mueller and Rod – Swizterland are heading to relegation.

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141231 – WJC Switzerland vs Sweden

Day 6 – four games on the schedule.   Group B game of interest for Sharks fans features Swizterland (Mueller, Rod) vs Sweden (Bergman).

No games New Year’s day.  Quarterfinal games start on Friday.  (Sweden’s in.  Russia’s in.  Switzerland is waiting on the final group B game to see if they’re in.)

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Switzerland vs Sweden – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player statsSwedish Play Stats

  • Swiss Sharks prospects – Mirco Mueller #5; Noah Rod #26
  • Swedish Sharks prospects – Julius Bergman #7 (Bergvik did not dress)
  • CP recap

 

141230 – WJC Switzerland vs Denmark

Day 5 – two games on the schedule.   Group B game features Swizterland (Mueller, Rod) vs Denmark.

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Switzerland vs Denmark – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player stats

  • Swiss Sharks prospects – Mirco Mueller #5; Noah Rod #26
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Sweden’s Bergman talks about his CHL teammate Domi and Swedish teammate Nylander

Sharks: Goldobin showing skill

141230 – postgame Canucks @ Sharks

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Sharks just did not put out as much effort with as much care/precision as the Canucks.

Best thing: Thornton notching a penalty shot (on the exact fifth anniversary of his previous penalty shot).

Sharks started the night tied with three other teams at 43 points, and ended it losing ground to multiple teams in the Pacific Division.

Hansen fined $5k for hit to Wingels’ head.

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141230 – pregame Canucks vs Sharks 7pm

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Sharks have been off since loss Saturday in LA.  They’ve had two practices in preparation for Tuesday’s game.

Canucks lost to Anaheim on Sunday evening.

Stalock starting for Sharks; Nieto returns to the lineup. Miller appears to be starter for Canucks.

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141229 – WJC Sweden vs Russia

Day 4 – four games on the schedule.  One Group B game features Sharks prospects playing against each other.

And thanks to the wonders of “set” schedules, I only saw the last 10 minutes of the game. At least they were exciting/entertaining and I saw the GWG.

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Sweden vs Russia – RecapRosterGame SummarySwedish Player statsRussian Player stats

  • Russia’s Sharks prospect – Nikolai Goldobin #11
  • Swedish Sharks prospects – Julius Bergman #7, Frederik Bergvik-did not dress
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  • Russian forward suspended one game for hit on Swiss player

141228 – WJC Switzerland vs Russia

Day 3 – just two games on the schedule.  The Group B game features Sharks prospects playing against each other

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The Russians dominated in the first with three goals.

The Swiss team held the Russians off the scoreboard early in the 2nd after their teammate was knocked down and taken off the ice, but they were unsuccessful on the subsequent five minute power play. The Russians came back in the remaining portion of the second, and notched two more goals.

In the third, the Swiss pressured hard, but could not get past the Russian goalie, while the Russians added two more.

Switzerland vs Russia – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player statsRussian Player stats

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