Sharks defeat Los Angeles Kings

A pre-game power outage at SAP Center left the San Jose faithful sitting in the dark as they waited for Thursday's Game 1 to start.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Anze Kopitar scored at the midway point of overtime Wednesday to give Los Angeles a 4-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 4, Vancouver 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi added to San Jose's hot start by stopping 25-of-26 shots Thursday and the Sharks stayed unbeaten with a 4-1 win over Vancouver.

NHL: San Jose 9, New York Rangers 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Rookie Tomas Hertl scored four goals Tuesday to lead the San Jose Sharks in a 9-2 romp over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Power play goals by Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis in the final 2 minutes Thursday rallied Los Angeles to an unlikely 4-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: Dallas 5, San Jose 4 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Dallas' Jamie Benn scored against Antti Niemi for the only goal of a shootout Sunday and the Stars cooled off San Jose 5-4.

NHL: San Jose 3, Phoenix 2 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- Logan Couture provided the only goal in a shootout Saturday, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a fourth straight win, 3-2 over Phoenix.

NHL: San Jose 6, Edmonton 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture both had two goals and an assist Tuesday in San Jose's 6-3 road win over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: San Jose 5, Washington 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added two assists Saturday in the San Jose Sharks' 5-2 win over Washington.

NHL: San Jose 4, Colorado 1

DENVER, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau registered a hat trick Sunday and the San Jose Sharks won for the 11th time in 14 games, besting Colorado 4-1.

NHL: San Jose 5, Detroit 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored shorthanded with 12 seconds left in the first period Friday to start a run of five straight goals that lifted San Jose over Detroit 5-2.

NHL: Anaheim 3, San Jose 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Teemu Selanne netted two first-period goals Monday and the Anaheim Ducks went on to post their fourth straight win, a 3-2 victory over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 6, Dallas 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi posted a 29-shot shutout, Patrick Marleau scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks beat Dallas 6-0 Thursday to clinch a playoff berth.

NHL: San Jose 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The second goal of the game for Patrick Marleau, coming with just 4 seconds left in overtime Wednesday, gave San Jose a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: San Jose 4, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Logan Couture scored twice and Antero Niittymaki turned aside 21 shots Saturday, helping the San Jose Sharks to dominate St. Louis 4-1.
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Visiting San Jose Shark's Marc-Edouard Vlasic bumps Vancouver Canuck's Matt Cook during the second period of the Canuck's home opener at Vancouver's GM Place, October 13, 2006. The Canucks lost 6-4. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Marc-Édouard Vlasic (born March 30, 1987) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Sharks drafted him 35th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, using a pick exchanged for goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. He attended Collège Sainte-Anne High School for three years and played three seasons of major junior hockey with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

He has three younger brothers, Thomas, Charles, and James, the last two being twins. He vacations in Melmerby Beach, Nova Scotia. His nickname with the Sharks is "Pickles", in reference to Vlasic Pickles. He is also referred to as "The Stork", because of the Vlasic Pickles mascot.

On August 27, 2008, the San Jose Sharks signed Vlasic to a four-year, $12.4 million contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2012–13 NHL season.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marc-Edouard Vlasic."
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