Sharks look to make most of extended road trip
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, of Sweden, skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A disappointing 2019-20 season kept the San Jose Sharks out of the NHL bubble when the season restarted following the long break for the coronavirus. The Sharks are set to open the season on an eight-game road trip before their first two scheduled home games Feb. 1 and 3 against Vegas. San Jose has six of eight games on the road after the opening two home games, hosting Anaheim on Feb. 13 and 15. The Sharks then come back home Feb. 26 and are scheduled to play 24 of their last 38 games in San Jose.
NHL set for virtual draft; Lafreniere in line as top pick
“The Rangers are a really big organization, a really good team,” said Lafreniere, who turns 19 on Sunday. “We’ve gone through multiple scenarios, we’ve had multiple mock drafts,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “It’s certainly been a challenge,” Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. “Everybody’s had to adjust.”Flames general manager Brad Treliving said it will be a change conducting the draft remotely. “We’ve talked with other GMs from other sports that have had to go through this,” San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said.
Sharks retain Bob Boughner as coach, removing interim tag
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson formally retained Boughner as San Jose's coach Tuesday, removing the interim tag to make him the ninth full-time head coach in franchise history. He’s very open-minded in looking to find solutions.”Boughner also hired Rocky Thompson as his associate coach and John Madden as an assistant coach. Mike Ricci, the former Sharks forward who became an assistant under Boughner, will be an NHL development coach. Thompson succeeded Boughner as the head coach at Windsor in 2015, and he won the Memorial Cup in 2017. He spent the past three seasons as head coach of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' top affiliate.
Rangers win NHL draft lottery, shot at Lafreniere
New York won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving the franchise a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. 1 overall pick for the first time since they selected Andre Veilleux in 1965, four years before the universal draft began. 2 pick overall. Ottawa ended up with the third selection overall as part of the 2018 Erik Karlsson trade with San Jose along with the fifth pick overall. Weve been lucky in the last couple of years to do what weve done in the lottery," Gorton said.
Play-in round team wins draft lottery, shot at Lafrenire
A team that loses in the NHLs qualifying round won the draft lottery Friday night and will get the first overall pick. Thats exactly what happened, and the league will need to re-do the lottery for that selection after the play-in round. The Detroit Red Wings dropped to the fourth pick despite finishing last in the NHL and 23 points behind the 30th-place Senators. The Senators, who have the third and fifth picks, are just the fifth team with two top-five picks over the past 25 years. The lottery took place at NHL Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, just outside New York.
Red Wings have shot to win NHL lottery to draft Lafreniere
The Detroit Red Wings desperately hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them the first shot to perhaps select Lafreniere. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. The Red Wings had a league-low 17 wins in their 71-game season. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman did not sound as if he was fond of the format. Ralph Krueger is Buffalos sixth coach over the span, and newly hired Kevyn Adams the fourth general manager of the franchise.
Wings Fall To Sharks In O.T. 4-3
Kevin Labanc had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Saturday night for their sixth straight win. When youre putting together a winning streak, youre going to win all kinds of different ways, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. I dont think we played well in Anaheim or tonight in long stretches, but were finding a way.Martin Jones had 25 saves and stopped all three Red Wings attempts in the shootout. San Joses NHL-best killing unit held the Red Wings scoreless on three power plays including one in overtime. Overall we played pretty good hockey, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.detroit.cbslocal.com
Red Wings force extra time with Sharks, lose in shootout
Kevin Labanc had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Saturday night for their sixth straight win. When youre putting together a winning streak, youre going to win all kinds of different ways, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. I dont think we played well in Anaheim or tonight in long stretches, but were finding a way.Martin Jones had 25 saves and stopped all three Red Wings attempts in the shootout. San Joses NHL-best killing unit held the Red Wings scoreless on three power plays including one in overtime. Overall we played pretty good hockey, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.