150221 – postgame Kings @ Sharks

Pregame news/links

A big, successfuly spectacle.  Honored Sharks alumni. But a disappointment to Sharks fans with the loss, of game and playoff position.

Niemi denied one breakaway, but did not stop the GW breakaway.

Doughty celebrated his 500th career game with Quick’s 200th win.

Sharks Centric News

Sharks twitter list

Sharks team news

San Jose Mercury News

CSN Bay Area/California

The Gackle Report

San Francisco Chronicle

Gilroy Dispatch: Kings outlast Sharks 2-1 in Levi’s Stadium matchup Saturday

Silicon Valley Business Journal

San Francisco KPIX Channel 5

Neutral Centric News



Sports Network Recap

AFP: Kings gain key win over Sharks in NHL outdoor game


  • NHL: 5 stories from Saturday night

Fox Sports


Puck Daddy/Yahoo Sports


USA Today

Opponent Centric News

Twitter list of opponent news

Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Times

Daily Breeze/Press Telegram

SBN: Jewels in the Crown

Mayor’s Manor

Stadium Series super guide/FAQ

TV watching guide can be found here. Location/Game-centric special TV begins Friday Afternoon.

And game news/previews here.

What’s there, how to get there, things to do

  • Levi’s Stadium site | how to get there | A-Z Guide
  • Smart phone app: Android | iPhone
    Will provide directions to your seat, allow ordering of food/beverages/merchandise to be delivered to your seat and more
  • Stadium Series fan guide with Brodie Brazil

Hype around game

The Black Bird

Reverse timeline of news stories

Stadium Series DVR guide

OK, here are some of the things a Sharks fan may want to record for the upcoming game. All times PT.

Friday 2/20

  • 3:30-5:30 NHL Network – Sharks practice and family skate
  • 5-6 CSN Bay Area – Yahoo SportsTalk Live (from Levi’s Stadium)
  • 6-6:30 CSN Bay Area – SportsNet Central
  • 6:30-8:30 NHLN – Kings practice and family skate

Saturday 2/21

  • 5:30-6:30 CSN California – Sharks Pregame Live
  • 5:30-7:00 NHLN – Pregame
  • 6:30-7:00 NBCSN – NHL Live
  • 7-9:30 NBCSN – Stadium Series game (announcers: Dave Strader, Brian Engblom, Carolyn Manno)
  • 9:30-10:30 (nominally) CSNCA – Sharks Postgame Live
  • 9:30-11 (nominally) NHLN – NHL Tonight Postgame

3.75 months of anticipation: NHL Presser for Stadium Series between Sharks and Kings @ Levi’s Stadium

After years of hoping, months of speculation, and a short announcement, the league brass will descend on Silicon Valley to formally announce (with all the bells and whistles) the Sharks-Kings Stadium Series game at Levi’s Stadium today.

3pm PT presser is expected to have Bettman and more.  (You can watch live, locally on CSNCA; or around North America on the NHL Network. And streaming live on nhl.com + CSNBayArea.com. And will be on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio live.)

WTC whetting whistle for presser

NHL formal announcement of presser

Excitement building for NHL Stadium Series game (NHL)

Nearly 65,000 seats sold for Sharks-Kings outdoor game (AP)

Video from Thursday’s presser

CSN: Sharks outdoor game will be sellout, Bettman says

CSN: 49ers staff has hockey in its blood

MercNews: Sharks, Kings close to selling out game at Levi’s Stadium

MercNews: WTC: Busy day: Near sellout for outdoor game, coach has high praise for Thornton — plus Bettman says Sharks opening season at Staples “not by accident” and Chuck Reed’s cap

Event videos

  • Randy Hahn
  • Jed York
  • Gary Bettman
  • John Tortora
  • Luc Robitaille
  • Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Mathews
  • SJ Mayor Chuck Reed
  • Mathieu Schneider
  • Sharks Players – Vlasic, Pavelski, Couture

Outdoor ice hockey in Silicon Valley? That’ll be the day Levi’s Stadium freezes over (SVBJ)

Taking it to the streets

For the first time in forever….

The Sharks are taking it to the streets (or actually, outside).

The biggest news of the week is that the Sharks will be hosting the Kings for Coors Light Stadium Series(TM) at Levi’s Stadium on February 21, 2015.  (Arguably the worst kept secret since the schedule was announced.)

The other humorous news is the ALS Ice Bucket challenge has hit the Sharks (and former Sharks) with Finz (Worcester Mascot), Sharkie, Burns, Couture, Demers, Grosenick, Nieto, Sheppard, Zettler, Acolaste, and Stalock responding to the challenge (as of Saturday evening).

NBC/PHT had their focus on the Sharks this past week.