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Martin Jones was human in a Game 3 loss, allowing four goals on 25 shots in the Sharks first road defeat of the postseason.

The Predators scored twice on the power play to get to the San Jose netminder. We had to know a road loss was going to come at some point for the Sharks. Jones has been terrific in the playoffs and has a 6-2 record to go with his 2.36 GAA and .914 save percentage despite this poor outing.
May 4 - 1:40 AM

Patrick Marleau scored the Sharks' lone goal in a 4-1 Game 3 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

Patrick Marleau gave San Jose a 1-0 lead at 13:13 of the first period on a breakaway. Marleau split the Predators defense and beat goaltender Pekka Rinne to the loose puck. Marleau was able to skate around Rinne and shoot the puck into an empty net. Unfortunately for the Sharks, that was all they could muster against the Preds goalie on this night. It was the first loss for the Sharks on the road this postseason.
May 4 - 1:30 AM

Up 2-0 in the series, San Jose will not make any lineup changes in Game 3 against Nashville.

And why would they? San Jose has out-scored Nashville 8-4 thus far, with two of the Predators' tallies coming in garbage time. Dainius Zubrus will be joined by Micheal Haley, Matt Tennyson and Dylan DeMelo once again.
May 3 - 7:44 PM

Martin Jones will be in net for San Jose in Game 3 on Tuesday night against Nashville.

Just 15 pucks have gotten past Jones through the first seven games of San Jose's postseason, four of which belong to Nashville. Albeit two of them came in garbage time. He boasts a .923 save percentage thus far, and with no signs of slowing down.
May 3 - 6:19 PM

Patrick Marleau logged just 12:18 of ice time in Game 2 against Nashville.

It was his lowest total of the season and his lowest in the playoffs since May 2, 2000. Marleau wasn't upset for the decline in playing time, though. He said it was "just the way the game was with some penalties here and there, and some faceoffs in our zone. ... You never know how things are going to play out." Marleau has been the Sharks' third line center for most of this season and he has posted one even strength point in the playoffs. He has been better on the power play, where he has contributed three points in seven matches.
May 3 - 4:29 PM

Brent Burns extended his point streak to four games on Sunday.

Burns registered an assist to help San Jose earn a 3-2 victory over Nashville. He has two goals and 11 points in seven contests. He leads all blueliners in points with the next highest being John Carlson at eight points in eight games.
May 2 - 4:47 AM

Matthew Nieto recorded an assist in the Sharks' 3-2 win against Nashville in Game 2 on Sunday.

Nieto has a goal and two points in seven playoff games. During the regular season he had eight goals and 17 points in 67 contests.
May 2 - 4:45 AM

Logan Couture netted a goal and registered an assist in a 3-2 win over Nashville on Sunday.

Couture is now on a three-game multi-point streak. He has four goals and six assists in seven postseason contests.
May 2 - 4:44 AM

Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist in San Jose's 3-2 victory over Nashville in Game 2 on Sunday.

Thornton has two goals and five points in seven playoff games. He's up to 105 postseason points in his career, which puts him into a tie with Brad Richards and Peter Stastny for 80th place on the all-time list.
May 2 - 4:42 AM

Martin Jones stopped 37 of 39 shots in Sunday's 3-2 Game 2 win over Nashville.

The Sharks now have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Jones turned in a fantastic effort tonight. Nashville's second goal was scored with just four seconds left and the Sharks leading 3-1. The 26-year-old netminder was named the game's first star for his effort. Jones has a 6-1 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this postseason. Game 3 will be played in Nashville on Tuesday night.
May 1 - 11:31 PM

Joe Pavelski scored a goal and two assists in San Jose's 3-2 win over Nashville in Game 2.

The Sharks become the only team to jump out to a 2-0 series lead in the second round. Pavelski picked up the primary assist on Logan Couture's second period goal before notching the go-ahead goal late in the third period. He also helped set up Joe Thornton's empty net goal just a few moments later. Pavelski has six goals and 10 points in seven games this postseason. The series will now move to Nashville for Games 3 and 4. Game 3 will be played on Tuesday night.
May 1 - 11:13 PM

Matt Tennyson is still out of the Sharks lineup even though he has recovered from a concussion.

Tennyson hasn't played since Feb. 22. He was sent on an AHL conditioning assignment and was recalled April 25.
May 1 - 8:36 PM

Martin Jones will be between the pipes for the Sharks in Game 2 against the Predators.

Jones made 29 saves on 31 shots in the Sharks’ Game 1 win. He has given up more than two goals once in his past five contests. In the playoffs, he sports a 2.15 GAA and .917 SV%.
May 1 - 7:03 PM

Chris Tierney moved up to the third line center spot at the start of the third period Friday.

Coach Peter DeBoer switched Tierney and Matt Nieto as Tierney found himself between Patrick Marleau and Melker Karlsson while Nieto moved to the fourth line with Tommy Wingels and Nick Spaling. DeBoer thought that all four lines started to play better at that point and it resulted in the Sharks scoring five times in the final period for the win. Look for Tierney to start Game 2 on the third unit.
May 1 - 8:50 AM

The San Jose Sharks showed the effects of a seven day layoff before exploding for five third period goals on Friday.

The Sharks had trouble getting it going to start and they trailed Nashville 1-0 heading into the third but they struck for the five spot for the win. "I think any time you're off for a week, it takes a while to get going," said Shark defenseman Paul Martin, speaking of his own team's long layoff. "But I think toward the end of the second period, we started with the quick-up-and-get-it-in, started to get our own legs going. And it carried over." Game 2 goes Sunday back in San Jose.
Apr 30 - 8:56 AM


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