Capitals Insider: San Jose Sharks

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Adam Oates finds inspiration in line shuffling from Sharks

The Capitals’ coach explains his logic behind the ever-rotating forward lines.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Line combinations, San Jose Sharks

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Ben Scrivens’s 59-save game masks bigger issue

A closer look at the record-setting performance by the OIlers goalie on Wednesday shows shots that, while far too numerous in quantity, were largely lacking in quality.

By Neil Greenberg  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Scrivens, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Statistical analysis

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Adam Oates on Tomas Hertl’s goal: ‘Don’t disrespect the league’

Coach Adam Oates weighs in on the flashy goal by Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Around the NHL, San Jose Sharks

Posted at 02:47 AM ET, 12/31/2009

Sharks 5, Caps 2

Yep, the Sharks scored twice on penalty shots tonight, making them the first team to accomplish that feat since 1982. No, it wasn't the reason the Caps lost 5-2 in San Jose. The defeat was the direct result of a second straight anemic first period. You thought four shots...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  02:47 AM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  San Jose Sharks

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 12/30/2009

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Sharks

Michal Neuvirth will be back between the pipes tonight for the Caps, who have not won in San Jose since 1993 (when goalie coach Arturs Irbe was the Sharks' netminder.) Evgeni Nabokov, meantime, will get the nod for San Jose, which is tied for first place in the Western Conference....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  09:00 PM ET, 12/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  San Jose Sharks

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 12/29/2009

Jason Chimera on second line

After a long delay in Salt Lake City because of snow, I just arrived at HP Pavilion in time to catch the final few minutes of practice. One thing stood out immediately -- newly acquired winger Jason Chimera is skating on the second line, not the third as expected. Here's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  05:33 PM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, San Jose Sharks

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/29/2009

After shock of trade, Caps look ahead to Sharks

Mark Giannotto's story for tomorrow's paper is about the Caps moving past yesterday's trade and looking ahead to the game at San Jose. Here's an excerpt: He squirmed from side to side, puffed his cheeks out, and let go of a deep breath, preparing to give an appropriate response to...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Chris Clark, Jason Chimera, Milan Jurcina, San Jose Sharks