Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock made just 16 saves on 18 shots, but he did get the victory over the Flyers in a shootout.
Insight: Conversely, Flyers goaltender Steve Mason faced 44 shots and stopped 42 of them. The Sharks won the shootout on Brent Burns' goal in the fifth round. Stalock is 7-7-1 this season as Antti Niemi's backup.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored his 35th goal of the season as San Jose lost to Ottawa, 5-2, on Monday.
Insight: Pavelski, however, was minus-two in the game. He did have seven shots on net to lead all Sharks skaters. Pavelski has 31 assists with his 35 goals and a plus-11 rating in 73 games this season.
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton recorded two points during Saturday's loss against the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots. Thornton continues to be a reliable option, as he now has 13 goals and 57 points through 62 games this season. Melker Karlsson scored the other goal in San Jose's loss.
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's loss to Ottawa on Saturday.
Insight: Marleau scored on the power play to give the Sharks a, 2-1, lead, but the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the final period to win, 4-2. Marleau has 14 goals and 31 assists but is also minus-16 in 63 games this season.
Description: Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin scored the only goal for San Jose on Tuesday as the Sharks lost, 5-1, in Nashville.
Insight: San Jose actually jumped out, 1-0, on Irwin's goal about five minutes into the game. Nashville, however, scored five unanswered goals to end the game. Irwin isn't really fantasy relevant with five goals and six assists in 34 games this season.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist in the, 5-4, shootout loss to the Oilers on Monday.
Insight: Pavelski led the team with six shots on net. He scored on the power play and then on even strength to give the Sharks a, 4-3, lead. San Jose, however, allowed a goal with less than two minutes left that tied the game. Pavelski has 27 goals and 19 assists in 51 games this season.
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture led San Jose passed Los Angeles, 4-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Couture had two goals and an assist versus the Kings. He scored in the first period and assisted Patrick Marleau's power-play goal in the second period. Then in the third period, Couture scored an unassisted empty-netter. Couture has 18 goals and 24 assists in 48 games this season.
Description: Sharks defensemen Brent Burns scored his 11th goal of the season on Monday.
Insight: Burns started the scoring with a power-play goal in the first period. It appeared the Jets and Sharks were poised for overtime, however, Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with five seconds left in the third period, and the Sharks won, 3-2. Burns has 11 goals and 20 assists in 40 games this season.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored the only San Jose goal on Saturday.
Insight: Pavelski scored the first goal of the game inside of 17:00 minutes left in the first period, but the Sharks wouldn't score again as the Kings ended the game with three straight goals. Pavelski has 17 goals and 13 assists with a plus-six rating in 36 games this season.
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a goal and an assist on Tuesday's victory over the Oilers.
Insight: Couture scored the first of three straight goals to win the game as the Sharks won, 5-2. Couture finished plus-two and was tied for the team lead with three shots on net. He has 12 goals and 14 assists this season.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored two goals to help San Joes score three unanswered goals and win, 5-2, over the Oilers.
Insight: Pavelski scored the first goal of the game and then the second of three straight in the second and third period as the Sharks broke the, 2-2, tie. The second goal for Pavelski was on the power play. Unfortunately, despite the two scores, Pavelski was still minus-one.
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock will start on Tuesday for the second straight game.
Insight: Regular starting goaltender Antti Niemi was supposed to start the home-and-home series with the Oilers, but Stalock draws the start Tuesday instead. Since no one really knows why, Niemi owners might feel a bit uneasy.
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a pair of goals on Saturday.
Insight: Couture scored the first two goals of the game for San Jose, first an even-strength goal and then a shorthanded goal about four and a half minutes later. Couture has 10 goals and 11 assists in 25 games this season.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is moving to the third line according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Pavelski will play with Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney on Saturday. Pavelski has four goals and four assists in eight games to start the year, but coach Todd McLellan wants to improve the team's defense.
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He scored two goals, and also had a superb eight shots on goal. However since the Sharks gave up five goals, Couture was -2 on the night. Joe Thornton added San Jose's third goal on the night, his second of the season.
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday.
Insight: Couture had his first assist and goal on the power play as San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. Couture then assisted Patrick Marleau's goal as the Sharks led 3-0. The Devils battled back to score the next two goals before allowing an empty netter.
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock played well in Thursday's shootout loss.
Insight: He stopped 42-of-45 shots, and has played well in both of his starts this season. Antti Niemi is the Sharks number one goalie, but has a short leash, and Stalock will continue to be waiting in the wings.
Description: San Jose center Patrick Marleau produces another two points on Saturday against Winnipeg.
Insight: After recording a goal and an assist in the opener, Marleau was back at it again, with another goal and assist, along with four shots on goal. He is now +3 on the season, with two penalty minutes as well.
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock pitched a shutout in first start of the season.
Insight: After Antti Niemi shut out the Kings on opening night, Stalock matched his counterpart. He stopped all 30 shots he faced, and now owners will need to keep an eye on Stalock, to see if he becomes a relevant fantasy player.
Description: San Jose winger-turned-defensemen Brent Burns will be a highly sought after fantasy value in 2014-15 because of his dual eligibilty.
Insight: He can be productive at either position and will be on the top blueline pairing along with power play unit work. He posted 48 points last season and we still think he can post 42 points from the blueline.
Description: San Jose center Patrick Marleau is a solid points producer and shows up for every game, both characteristics that fantasy owners love.
Insight: Marleau has played every game for the past five seasons and cracked the 70-point barrier in three of them. Playing with Logan Couture and Matthew Nieto on the second line should provide him with enough talent to continue to be a valuable fantasy asset.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski posted 41 goals last season, but fantasy owners may not get quite that much out of him in 2014-15.
Insight: Pavelski scored on 18.2 percent of his shots, but far the best in the league and well above his career average of 11.1 percent. we have him scheduled to play on the right wing with Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl and are projecting 36 goals and 32 assists.
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton sometimes gets overlooked, but his consistent numbers will help any fantasy lineup.
Insight: With 11 goals, 65 assists and 122 SOG in 82 games, Thornton is a bit one-dimensional, but he dominates the assist category, finishing ahead of everyone except the great Sidney Crosby in that category. Fantasy owners also have to like he's played every game in six of the past eight seasons.
Description: San Jose second-year forward Tomas Hertl (knee surgery) was putting up monster rookie numbers before the injury (25 points in 37 games).
Insight: The soon-to-be 21-year-old Hertl is expected to play on the left wing alongside stars Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski which means if his right knee can take the punishment of a lot of minutes he could be a 60-plus point scorer. We say the team doesn't overuse him and he puts up a respectable 51 points.
Description: Defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado.
Insight: This does not really effect fantasy owners. He had just 11 points in 61 games with San Jose last season. Colorado traded a 2016 second round pick and 2017 sixth round selection to acquire him. He is not fantasy relevant.
Description: San Jose head coach Todd McLellan confirms that the team sees Brent Burns as a defenseman and not a forward according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau said they would like to see Burns return to forward, but their head coach does not agree. Being that the Sharks lost Dan Boyle and Brad Stuart this offseason, it is probably best for the team leaving Burns on the blue line.
Description: San Jose center Logan Couture underwent surgery on his hand last week, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: Couture hurt his hand fighting with Mike Richards of the Kings in Game 6 of San Jose's first-round playoff series, which the Kings won after coming back from a 3-0 deficit. He's expected to be fully recovered by training camp.
Description: The Sharks are planning to move Brent Burns back to defense next season. SOURCE: David Pollak, Mercury News
Insight: Burns actually did pretty well at forward in 2013-14, contributing 22 goals and 26 assists in 69 games. His 245 shots on goal were a career-high. Because of his knack for scoring, we'd expect Burns to be one of the better defensemen in fantasy hockey next season.
Description: San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic may not play Monday after suffering an upper body injury in Saturday's loss to Los Angeles. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area
Insight: Vlasic (five goals, 19 assists in 81 regular season games) hasn't been given an official diagnosis but from the looks of it, he may have suffered a concussion. The Sharks could certainly use him Monday as they look to close out the series.