34 Facts About San Jose Sharks

1. The San Jose Sharks signed Thornton to a one-year deal, with Hertl returning to San Jose on a new four-year contract.

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2. San Jose Sharks retained two key veterans of their offense Monday, re-signing center Joe Thornton and restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl.

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3. San Jose Sharks completed step one of a two-step process with Erik Karlsson, acquiring the two-time Norris Trophy winner in a blockbuster deal last Thursday.

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4. San Jose Sharks are about a fourth of the way through their most sensationalized season in franchise history.

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5. San Jose Sharks are coming off a season-long six game homestand.

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6. In the 2016 playoffs, the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings in the first round in 5 games, avenging a previous loss to them two years earlier.

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7. The San Jose Sharks entered the 2010 playoffs as the first seed in the Western Conference for the second-consecutive year.

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8. The San Jose Sharks have won six division titles, a conference title, and one Presidents' Trophy.

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9. The San Jose Sharks became one of four teams in NHL history to post a sub.

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10. San Jose Sharks converted on another rush shortly after that with Karlsson setting up Kane in the high slot for a drive that beat Johnson.

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11. The San Jose Sharks began on the power play and generated several good chances without scoring, but drew another penalty to get a second shot with the man advantage.

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12. The San Jose Sharks are about a fourth of the way through their most sensationalized season in franchise history.

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13. San Jose Sharks are one point behind the Calgary Flames for the Pacific Division lead.

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14. The San Jose Sharks have emerged as the Golden Knights' biggest rival.

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15. San Jose Sharks eventually gave up on Goldobin, sending him to the Canucks for Jannik Hansen at the trade deadline in 2017.

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16. The San Jose Sharks eventually gave up on Goldobin, sending him to the Canucks for Jannik Hansen at the trade deadline in 2017.

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17. San Jose Sharks: Open a five-game road trip in Vegas on Saturday.

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18. San Jose Sharks broke the game open midway through the third period on Melker Karlsson's first goal of the season.

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19. The San Jose Sharks have killed off 48 of 50 penalties over that stretch.

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20. San Jose Sharks took the early lead on Logan Couture's eighth goal midway through the first period.

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21. The San Jose Sharks are coming off a season-long six game homestand.

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22. San Jose Sharks have no retired numbers, but the team is unable to issue no.

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23. The San Jose Sharks ultimately lost the Stanley Cup Finals in the best-of-seven series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

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24. The San Jose Sharks advanced to their third Western Conference Finals series, their first playoff meeting with the Vancouver Canucks.

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25. San Jose Sharks advanced to the Western Conference Semi-finals to face the third-seed Detroit Red Wings, whom they had defeated in five games during the previous post-season's second round.

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26. On September 2, 2010, the San Jose Sharks signed former member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Antti Niemi to a one-year contract.

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27. San Jose Sharks finished the regular season leading the Western Conference with 113 points and being the second team in the NHL after the Washington Capitals.

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28. In the Western Conference Semi-finals, the San Jose Sharks were defeated for the second time by the Detroit Red Wings.

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29. In the Conference Quarter-finals, the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators for the second year in a row.

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30. In the 2004 playoffs, the San Jose Sharks defeated the St Louis Blues in the Western Conference Quarter-finals and the Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Semi-finals.

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31. For the next two years, the San Jose Sharks made the playoffs, yet never advanced past the first round.

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32. The San Jose Sharks have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016.

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33. San Jose Sharks were founded in 1991 and were the first NHL franchise based in the San Francisco Bay Area since the California Golden Seals relocated to Cleveland in 1976.

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34. San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California.

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