2012–13 San Jose Sharks season
|2012–13 San Jose Sharks|
|General Manager||Doug Wilson|
|Alternate captains||Dan Boyle|
Ryane Clowe (Oct–Apr)
|Arena||HP Pavilion at San Jose|
|Goals||Logan Couture (21)|
|Assists||Joe Thornton (33)|
|Points||Joe Thornton (40)|
|Penalty minutes||Ryane Clowe (79)|
Martin Havlat (+7)
|Wins||Antti Niemi (24)|
|Goals against average||Antti Niemi (2.14)|
- 1 Standings
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Schedule and results
- 4 Playoffs
- 5 Player statistics
- 6 Transactions
- 7 Draft picks
- 8 See also
- 9 References
|1||y – Anaheim Ducks||48||30||12||6||24||140||118||+22||66|
|2||x – Los Angeles Kings||48||27||16||5||25||133||118||+15||59|
|3||x – San Jose Sharks||48||25||16||7||17||124||116||+8||57|
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
|1||CE||p – Chicago Blackhawks||48||36||7||5||30||155||102||+53||77|
|2||PA||y – Anaheim Ducks||48||30||12||6||24||140||118||+22||66|
|3||NW||y – Vancouver Canucks||48||26||15||7||21||127||121||+6||59|
|4||CE||x – St. Louis Blues||48||29||17||2||24||129||115||+14||60|
|5||PA||x – Los Angeles Kings||48||27||16||5||25||133||118||+15||59|
|6||PA||x – San Jose Sharks||48||25||16||7||17||124||116||+8||57|
|7||CE||x – Detroit Red Wings||48||24||16||8||22||124||115||+9||56|
|8||NW||x – Minnesota Wild||48||26||19||3||22||122||127||−5||55|
|9||CE||Columbus Blue Jackets||48||24||17||7||19||120||119||+1||55|
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
The Sharks started the 2012–13 season with a perfect record; getting 14 out of 14 possible points in their seven January games. Patrick Marleau scored the Sharks first goal of the season, in the second period of the regular season opener against the Calgary Flames.
February would however be troublesome – in 12 games the Sharks would only get two wins and a total of eight points.
The Sharks were successful at home in March, with five wins and a loss in overtime. On the road, they had less success – registering three wins, five losses and an overtime loss. After eight seasons with the Sharks, Douglas Murray was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 25.
The Sharks were active around the trade deadline; Ryane Clowe, who also played with the Sharks for eight seasons, was traded to the New York Rangers, Michal Handzus was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, Raffi Torres was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes and Scott Hannan was acquired from the Nashville Predators. This is Hannan's second stint with San Jose.
On April 23, 2013, in the final home game of the regular season, the Sharks defeated the Stars 3–2 to clinch a playoff berth. The Sharks finished with a home record of 17–2–5 and qualified for the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.
Schedule and results
|2012–13 Game Log: 25–16–7 (Home: 17–2–5; Road: 8–14–2)|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
The San Jose Sharks enters the playoffs as the Western Conference's sixth seed. They swept the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, but were knocked out of the playoffs in a 4–3 series loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the second round.
|2013 Stanley Cup playoffs|
Legend: Win Loss
†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Sharks. Stats reflect time with the Sharks only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record
The Sharks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.