Minnesota Wild Rallies In Third To Beat San Jose SharksThe third period turned into a neighborhood street game and Mikko Koivu made the most of it. Koivu scored back-to-back goals midway through the third period and the Minnesota Wild overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.
Sharks Beat Wild 4-3 Thanks To Pavelski's Late GoalJoe Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:28 to go, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday for their seventh win in eight games.
Wild Fall To Sharks, 2-1Christian Folin scored his first career goal to tie the game just 45 seconds before Pavelski's goal, and the Wild lost for the 10th time in their past 11 games in San Jose. Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves.
Wild Beat Sharks 4-3 In ShootoutMikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win.
Wild, Sharks Exchange Minor LeaguersThe Minnesota Wild have acquired forward Curt Gogol from the San Jose Sharks for forward Chad Rau in a trade of minor leaguers. San Jose general manager Doug Wilson announced the move Wednesday, ahead of the team's home game against the Dallas Stars. The Sharks had lost four of their last five. Rau has one goal and six assists in 33 games this season for the AHL's Iowa Wild. He has two goals in nine career NHL games for Minnesota. He will report to the Worcester affiliate.
Sharks Beat Wild 3-2 In OT For 6th StraightJoe Thornton and Patrick Marleau found the perfect way to celebrate their new contract extensions. Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Harding Makes 37 Saves, Wild Beat Sharks 3-1 The Minnesota Wild gained some momentum heading into a stretch in which they will spend little time at home. Josh Harding made a season-high 37 saves in another strong home outing, and the Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Sunday night despite recording a season-low 13 shots.
Kings Will Host Sharks For Game 7 Showdown After 2-1 LossJoe Thornton got San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game.
Kings In LA For Pivotal Game 5 Against SharksKings goalie Jonathan Quick sometimes seems to be the only obstacle between San Jose and the Western Conference finals while the Sharks dominate much of their 2-2 series with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Sharks' Vlasic Fined For Slashing Wild's HeatleySan Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined for slashing Minnesota's Dany Heatley.
Backstrom, Suter Lead Wild Past Sharks 2-0Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Ryan Suter had two more assists, leading Minnesota past the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Saturday for the Wild's season-high fifth straight victory.
Sharks Acquire C James Sheppard From WildSan Jose and Minnesota have made their third trade of the offseason, with center James Sheppard going from the Wild to the Sharks on Sunday for a third-round draft pick in 2013.