2010–11 San Jose Sharks season

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2010–11 San Jose Sharks
Pacific Division champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 2nd Western
2010–11 record 48–25–9
Home record 25–11–5
Road record 23–14–4
Goals for 248
Goals against 213
Team information
General Manager Doug Wilson
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Joe Thornton
Alternate captains Dan Boyle
Ryane Clowe
Patrick Marleau
Arena HP Pavilion at San Jose
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Marleau (37)
Assists Joe Thornton (49)
Points Marleau (73)
Penalties in minutes Jamal Mayers (124)
Plus/minus Jason Demers (+19)
Wins Antti Niemi (35)
Goals against average Alex Stalock (0.00)

The 2010–11 San Jose Sharks season is the Sharks' 20th season in the National Hockey League.

Off-season[edit]

Team captain Rob Blake retired on June 18, 2010.

The Sharks announced that they would not offer Evgeni Nabokov a contract for the 2010–11 season.[1]

The Sharks re-signed centers Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau to four-year deals on June 24, 2010.

The Sharks re-signed defenseman Niclas Wallin and center Scott Nichol to one-year contracts on June 26, 2010.

Sharks signed free agent goaltender Antero Nittymaki to a two-year, $4 million contract on July 1, 2010, replacing long-time goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.

The Sharks signed free agent goaltender Antti Niemi to a one-year, $2 million contract on September 2, 2010.

The Sharks selected center Joe Thornton as new team captain for the 2010–11 season. Ryane Clowe will be alternate captain on road games, and Patrick Marleau during home games. Dan Boyle was made a permanent alternate captain.

Antti Niemi has also signed a four-year contract with the Sharks as well.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division[2]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y-San Jose Sharks 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
2 Anaheim Ducks 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
3 Phoenix Coyotes 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
4 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
5 Dallas Stars 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
5 Nashville Predators CE 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
6 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
7 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
8 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
8.5
9 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95
10 Calgary Flames NW 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
11 St. Louis Blues CE 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
14 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
15 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won President's Trophy (best record in NHL)
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division

x – Went into playoffs

Schedule and results[edit]

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2010–11 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Sharks clinched a playoff spot after beating the Dallas Stars 6–0 on March 31, 2011 in front of the sellout crowd of 17,562 at the HP Pavilion. This makes it seven consecutive seasons of making the playoffs for the Sharks. The Sharks also made the Conference Finals for the third time in franchise history.

2011 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes


Updated April 11, 2011.[3]

Goaltenders[edit]

GP = Games Played; MIN = Time On Ice in minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; SV = Saves; SV% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts; G = Goals; A = Assists; PEN = Penalty Time in minutes

Regular season
Player GP MIN W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PEN
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 60 3524 35 18 6 140 2.38 1741 .920 6 0 1 2
Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 24 1414 12 7 3 64 2.72 615 .896 0 0 0 2
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 1 30 1 0 0 0 0.00 9 1.000 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PEN
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 18 1044 8 9 56 3.22 538 .896 0 0 0 0
Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 2 91 1 1 1 0.66 30 .967 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Sharks. Stats reflect time with the Sharks only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Joe Thornton[4] NHL Second Star of the Week November 1, 2010
Ryane Clowe[5] NHL First Star of the Week December 13, 2010
Logan Couture[6] NHL Rookie of the Month December 2010
Antti Niemi[7] NHL First Star of the Week February 21, 2011
Antti Niemi[8] NHL Second Star of the Month February 2011
Joe Pavelski[9] NHL First Star of the Week March 21, 2011

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Tommy Wingels 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2010
Dany Heatley 300th Career NHL Goal October 16, 2010
Mike Moore 1st Career NHL Game October 19, 2010
Scott Nichol 500th Career NHL Game October 19, 2010
John McCarthy 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 21, 2010
Devin Setoguchi 200th Career NHL Game October 21, 2010
John McCarthy 1st Career NHL Goal October 23, 2010
Jamie McGinn 100th Career NHL Game October 23, 2010
Patrick Marleau 700th Career NHL Point October 27, 2010
Joe Pavelski 100th Career NHL Assist October 30, 2010
Dany Heatley 600th Career NHL Game November 4, 2010
Douglas Murray 300th Career NHL Game November 4, 2010
Ryane Clowe 100th Career NHL Assist November 13, 2010
Mike Moore 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 17, 2010
Justin Braun 1st Career NHL Game November 26, 2010
Justin Braun 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 27, 2010
Justin Braun 1st Career NHL Goal December 2, 2010
Dan Boyle 700th Career NHL Game December 2, 2010
Joe Pavelski 300th Career NHL Game December 4, 2010
Derek Joslin 1st Career NHL Goal December 13, 2010
Joe Pavelski 200th Career NHL Point December 16, 2010
Brandon Mashinter 1st Career NHL Game December 29, 2010
Marc-Edouard Vlasic 100th Career NHL Point January 1, 2011
Andrew Desjardins 1st Career NHL Game January 3, 2011
Patrick Marleau 1,000th Career NHL Game January 17, 2011
Alex Stalock 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Win
February 1, 2011
Jason Demers 100th Career NHL Game February 9, 2011
Ben Eager 300th Career NHL Game February 15, 2011
Ryane Clowe 300th Career NHL Game February 19, 2011
Ian White 100th Career NHL Assist February 19, 2011
Ryane Clowe 200th Career NHL Point February 22, 2011
Joe Thornton 300th Career NHL Goal February 22, 2011
Niclas Wallin 600th Career NHL Game March 3, 2011
Jamal Mayers 800th Career NHL Game March 8, 2011
Patrick Marleau 400th Career NHL Assist March 14, 2011
Andrew Desjardins 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
March 23, 2011
Joe Pavelski 100th Career NHL Goal March 24, 2011
Jamal Mayers 200th Career NHL Point March 26, 2011
Kyle Wellwood 100th Career NHL Assist March 31, 2011
Logan Couture 100th Career NHL Game April 2, 2011
Torrey Mitchell 200th Career NHL Game April 2, 2011
Andrew Desjardins 1st Career NHL Assist April 4, 2011
Antti Niemi 100th Career NHL Game April 4, 2011
Joe Thornton 1,000th Career NHL Point April 8, 2011
Ian White 400th Career NHL Game April 8, 2011
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Ian White 1st Career NHL Playoff Game
1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 14, 2011
Justin Braun 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 16, 2011
Logan Couture 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist April 19, 2011
Antero Niittymaki 1st Career NHL Playoff Win April 19, 2011
Benn Ferriero 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 29, 2011
Ian White 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 1, 2011
Joe Thornton 100th Career NHL Playoff Game May 4, 2011
Andrew Desjardins 1st Career NHL Playoff Game May 20, 2011
Andrew Desjardins 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
May 22, 2011
Jamie McGinn 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
May 22, 2011

Transactions[edit]

On January 20, 2011, the Sharks signed Jordan White, a University of British Columbia Thunderbirds goalie to a one-day amateur contract to provide emergency backup goalie for the game against the Vancouver Canucks after Antero Niittymaki was injured during a morning practice session. White wore uniform number 35 but did not see any on-ice game time.[10]

The Sharks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.