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2007–08 San Jose Sharks season

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Division  1st Pacific
2007–08 record  49–23–10
Road record  27–10–4
Conference  2nd Western
Home record  22–13–6
Goals for  222
2007–08 San Jose Sharks season

The 2007–08 San Jose Sharks season began on October 4, 2007. It was the San Jose Sharks' 17th season in the National Hockey League. The Sharks were the Pacific Division champions, and second in the Western Conference. They finished the season with a 49–23–10 record.

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Preseason

During the pre-season, the 2007 NHL Entry Draft took place in Columbus, Ohio, on June 22–23. Additionally, the free agency period began on July 1.

  • Green background indicates a win.
  • Red background indicates a loss.
  • Regular season

    The Sharks began a win streak of road games on November 14, 2007, when they beat the Dallas Stars with a shootout win. The Sharks went on to win nine more consecutive road games, which gave them 10 straight wins on the road. The streak ended when the Sharks lost to the Anaheim Ducks on January 13, 2008. This was also the game where Head Coach Ron Wilson gave the Sharks’ backup goaltender, Thomas Greiss, his first start and rested Evgeni Nabokov, who was the starting goaltender for all the other Sharks games played up until the All-Star break.

    The Sharks’ streak of ten-straight road wins was second to the 12 road game win streak posted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2006.

    Jonathan Cheechoo earned his first hat-trick of the season on February 9, 2008 at the HP Pavilion against the Nashville Predators. This was the ninth time that Cheechoo earned a hat-trick in his career. The Sharks won the game 4–3 and gave Ron Wilson his 500th win as an NHL coach, the 11th coach in League history to reach the milestone.

    The Sharks have continued with another win streak of 11 games at home and on the road. Since February 21, when the Sharks played the Philadelphia Flyers away in Philadelphia and won the game 3–1, they started their lengthy winning streak. On February 29, 2008, the Sharks played the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit and came across a 3–2 win on a controversial goal by Devin Setoguchi to push the winning streak to four consecutive games. San Jose played the Montreal Canadiens on March 3 in San Jose and pulled away with a 6–4 win to push their winning streak to six games. On March 5 in San Jose, they played the Ottawa Senators and pulled away with a winner in overtime by Patrick Marleau to push their winning streak to seven games. The Sharks won the Pacific Division and finished second in the Western Conference.

    The Sharks finished the regular season having allowed the fewest power-play goals, with 44, and with the best penalty-kill percentage (85.81%).

    Conference standings

    Divisions: PA – Pacific, CE – Central, NW – Northwest
    bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, p – Presidents' Trophy winner

    Schedule and results

  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.
  • Playoffs

    On March 28, the Sharks clinched the Pacific Division title with a 3–1 win at Anaheim. The Sharks finished the regular season as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. The Sharks began their first series, the Western Conference Quarter-finals, against the 7th seed Calgary Flames, losing the first game 3–2 but winning the second 2–0, tying the series at 1 win each. In the third game, the Sharks lost by a score of 4–3, falling back by 2 points in the series. Game 4 saw Jonathan Cheechoo score the tying goal with just under five minutes to play in the third, and Joe Thornton scoring the game-winner with 9.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send the series back to San Jose tied at two games apiece. Back in San Jose for Game 5, the Flames' Jerome Iginla scored a 2nd period, 5-on-3 goal to give Calgary the first goal of the game, but the Sharks would score the next 4 goals and hang on for a 4–3 win for a 3–2 series lead. The Sharks showed poorly in Game 6, losing to Calgary in a shut-out, 2 -0, forcing Game 7. The Sharks played with Jeremy Roenick scoring twice and adding two assists to power the Sharks in a decisive 5–3 win over Calgary, clinching the series. The Sharks advanced to meet the Dallas Stars in Round 2 (Western Conference Semifinals) of the playoffs. In Game 1 of the Semifinals, the Sharks had a strong defensive showing at home, but lost in overtime to the Stars, 3–2, on a Brenden Morrow goal. After losing Games 2 & 3 and falling to a 3–0 deficit in the series, the Sharks won Game 4 in Dallas and Game 5 at home to force a Game 6 in Dallas. After playing into a fourth overtime period in the longest game in Sharks history (and 8th longest NHL game of all time), the Sharks season ended on a power play goal by the Stars' Brenden Morrow.

    Playoffs

  • Green background indicates a win.
  • Red background indicates a loss.
  • Skaters

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

    Goaltenders

    Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Skaters

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

    Goaltenders

    Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Awards and records

    The Sharks did not win any awards during the 2007–2008 NHL season.

    Records

  • Longest winning steak: 11 games
  • Most PIM, single regulation game: Jody Shelley, 41
  • Most points, single playoff game: Jeremy Roenick, 4
  • Most games played: Evgeni Nabokov, 77
  • Most goaltending wins: Evgeni Nabokov, 46
  • Most consecutive starts: Evgeni Nabokov, 43
  • Milestones

  • Jeremy Roenick played his 1300th game.
  • Ron Wilson won his 500th game as a coach.
  • Transactions

    The Sharks were involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

    Draft picks

    San Jose's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.

    Worcester Sharks

    The Worcester Sharks are the San Jose Sharks' American Hockey League affiliate.

    Phoenix RoadRunners

    The Phoenix RoadRunners are the Sharks affiliate in the ECHL.

    References

    2007–08 San Jose Sharks season Wikipedia


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