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Although the San Jose Sharks did win the game 5-4.
CSN Bay Area mic'd up Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski during a recent San Jose game...
Big time punches being thrown here.
Late in the 3rd period, Detroit down 4-1 to San Jose...
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 2 minutes, instigator
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 5 minutes, fighting
18:07 Detroit Daniel Cleary: 2 minutes, roughing
18:07 Detroit Daniel Cleary: 5 minutes, fighting
18:07 San Jose Scott Hannan: 10 minutes, game misconduct
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
“We’ve played 44 games,” he said. “I go back to the Buffalo blown call in overtime, I go back to the blown call in Winnipeg, I go to one in Minnesota and I go to the one tonight. That’s one in every 11 games.
“I understand mistakes because I make a lot of them behind the bench,” he continued. “But when you get an explanation from a group of people and it didn’t happen, it’s disappointing. It really is disappointing.
“There’s also protocol to follow in our league and that protocol is you get together and you discuss it and that didn’t happen either. Obviously I’m not very happy with it.”
more and watch the goal below...
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson today issued the following statement regarding forward Logan Couture (@Logancouture).
"For the past several weeks, Logan has been dealing and playing with an upper body injury. Despite his efforts to play through it, the injury has not responded as we had hoped and Logan has made the decision to undergo a surgical procedure to repair the problem.
"While the timing of the procedure is not ideal, Logan feels it is in his and the team's best interest to get the problem rectified now. Logan will undergo surgery on Wed., Jan. 8 and we will have a better update on the recovery time following the procedure."
from David Pollak of the Mercury News,
Sharks forward Logan Couture will undergo a procedure to repair a hand injury Wednesday is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks, a team source disclosed late Monday night.
The news casts doubt on Couture's ability to play in the Sochi Olympics. The Canadian team will be revealed Tuesday, and Couture was considered a top candidate for the team.
However, he still could be selected, as the rules allow teams to name players, then replace them if injuries prove to be a problem.
Bracken Kearns of the San Jose Sharks scored his first NHL goal at age 32 last night.
Kearns talked about the goal post-game...
from Jamie Baker of Great White Bites at the San Jose Sharks website,
We hear from the Head Coach Todd McLellan all the time, and of course know of assistant coaches Larry Robinson, Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft. But there is another member of the coaching staff who is a crucial member, great guy and flies under the radar and his name is Brett Heimlich.
Brett is the technology guru of the staff who oversees all the video, but he is also much more than that. As Todd McLellan said, “Brett is the unsung hero of our staff, doesn’t get much recognition and people outside don’t know how much he does. When he started he had technical skills but our staff is more efficient now because Brett’s hockey knowledge has expanded so much.”
On a typical game day Brett arrives at the rink at 6:00am and gets home around 11:30pm. On a practice day he arrives at 6:00am and gets home around 3 or 4pm. Long days, but passionate days as he works with some of the smartest hockey minds in the world.
Brett’s hockey knowledge, especially of how the San Jose Sharks are hoping or expected to play, is on display during a game. This is when Brett has to be, and is, at his best!
During a game Brett captures, edits and marks the live video using an advanced sports software system. He captures a live timeline of the game, a single video file for each period that he works of off. Here is a rundown of his in-game responsibilities.
via Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,
Marty Havlat is out with a lower body injury, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan revealed on Friday.
Havlat did not make the trip to Phoenix, where the Sharks will play the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena (6 p.m. PST).
The 32-year-old winger took part in the morning skate and pregame warmups on Monday, but did not play in the 5-4 shootout win over Colorado. When asked when Havlat suffered the injury, McLellan said: “Somewhere throughout the day, I guess.”
“He didn’t play last game and won’t play tonight. We didn’t bring him on the trip, so we won’t get a true evaluation until we get back tomorrow.”
In 22 games, Havlat has three goals and five assists for eight points and six penalty minutes. He missed the first 12 games of the season recovering from offseason pelvic surgery.
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