2012–13 San Jose Sharks season

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2012–13 San Jose Sharks
Division 3rd Pacific
Conference 6th Western
2012–13 record 25–16–7
Home record 17–2–5
Road record 8–14–2
Goals for 124
Goals against 116
Team information
General Manager Doug Wilson
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Joe Thornton
Alternate captains Dan Boyle
Ryane Clowe (Oct–Apr)
Patrick Marleau
Arena HP Pavilion at San Jose
Average attendance 17,562
Team leaders
Goals Logan Couture (21)
Assists Joe Thornton (33)
Points Joe Thornton (40)
Penalties in minutes Ryane Clowe (79)
Plus/minus Logan Couture
Martin Havlat (+7)
Wins Antti Niemi (24)
Goals against average Antti Niemi (2.14)

The 2012–13 San Jose Sharks season was the club's 22nd season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
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
4 Phoenix Coyotes 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 −6 51
5 Dallas Stars 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 −12 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Western Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
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
10 PA Phoenix Coyotes 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 −6 51
11 PA Dallas Stars 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 −12 48
12 NW Edmonton Oilers 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 −9 45
13 NW Calgary Flames 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 −32 42
14 CE Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 −28 41
15 NW Colorado Avalanche 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 −36 39
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Regular season[edit]

January[edit]

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.[1]

February[edit]

February would however be troublesome – in 12 games the Sharks would only get two wins and a total of eight points.

March[edit]

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.[2]

April[edit]

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,[3] Michal Handzus was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks,[4] Raffi Torres was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes[5] and Scott Hannan was acquired from the Nashville Predators.[6] 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.[7] The Sharks finished with a home record of 17–2–5 and qualified for the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.

Schedule and results[edit]

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)

Playoffs[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[8]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 43 43 2580:46 24 12 6 93 2.16 1220 .924 4 0 1 2
Greiss, ThomasThomas Greiss 6 5 308:12 1 4 0 13 2.53 153 .915 1 0 0 0
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 2 0 41:49 0 0 1 2 2.86 13 .846 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 11 11 673:07 7 4 21 1.87 298 .930 0 0 1 0

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

Transactions[edit]

The Sharks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.