SJS statement below.
SJS statement below.
added 9:28pm, NJD release is below.
via the YouTube page of the NHL,
The San Jose Sharks paid tribute to former star player Patrick Marleau by retiring his number and raising it to the rafters in a ceremony that celebrated his outstanding contributions to the team.
from Michael Russo of The Athletic,
Coach Dean Evason was livid referees Ghislain Hebert and Jordan Samuels-Thomas called only coincidental fighting majors on Dumba and Megna rather than what the Wild felt was textbook instigating. That would have given Megna 17 minutes of penalties and the Wild a power play with a chance to tie.
“I thought that was an instigator … automatic,” said Dumba, who periodically has had to fight for clean checks and in 2018 had his season ended when Matthew Tkachuk gave him no choice but to fight after his unpenalized check on Mikael Backlund the week before. “I mean, two guys don’t make a play on the puck and come right at me. It’s an instigator.”
Evason echoed that sentiment to both officials during an animated meeting at the Wild bench before the third period.
“If you make a clean hit, you shouldn’t have to be confronted by two people before you fight,” Evason said after the loss. “That doesn’t make any sense. One guy grabs him and he jostles with that guy and punches back and forth. And then another guy comes in and he has to fight for a clean hit. That shouldn’t be in our game. That was the key point in the game.”
Watch the incident below.
NEW YORK (Dec. 19, 2022) – San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has been suspended for two games, without pay, for high-sticking Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm during NHL Game No. 501 in San Jose on Sunday, Dec. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 0:02 of the third period. Hertl was assessed a minor penalty for high-sticking.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Hertl will forfeit $87,972.98. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Burnzie returns to San Jose.
from Nicholas J. Cotsonike of NHL.com,
PRAGUE -- When the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks appear at O2 Arena on Friday and Saturday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, BSSO, NBCSCA) in the 2022 NHL Global Series, they will not play preseason games. They will open the 2022-23 NHL regular season.
These games will count.
But the Predators and Sharks are keeping in perspective that each of these games will count for more than two points in the standings. They're balancing business with the bigger picture.
Instead of closing their practices to the public Thursday, the Predators and Sharks opened them. Music played while they skated before a few thousand fans at the arena, including many kids in NHL, Czech and youth jerseys.
"We were all those kids at some point," Predators center Ryan Johansen said, "and it's just cool with our platforms to inspire and encourage and just kind of make their days and show them that their dreams, if they want to play in the NHL, they can reach them."