San Jose Sharks Tickets
About San Jose Sharks
Playing in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League, the San Jose Sharks are hungry for success. Having zero Stanley Cups to showcase their hard work, the Sharks are an exciting, fast paced team to watch! Fans attending the game will not only get to watch jaw dropping hockey, but they will also have an amazing in game experience. Players enter the arena through a 17-foot open shark mouth with fog coming from its jaws and flashing eyes. The San Jose Sharks fans will also up the tension when the Sharks start a power play by making chomping shark jaws with their arms as the Jaws theme plays in the background. Don’t miss out on an amazing, memorable experience! Get your cheap Sharks tickets today!
History of the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks were founded in 1991, and they were the first National Hockey League team that was in the area since the California Golden Seals were located there back in the 1970’s. Their first two seasons in the league proved to be a struggle for the Sharks, as is the case for most expansion teams. They simply did not have the immense talent that some of the other teams in the league had, that is until they acquired Doug Wilson. In their second year of playing within the league they had only won a mere eleven games. During the 1993-1994 season under a new coach, the Sharks managed to make the playoffs surpassing many of the expectations that were set at the beginning of the season. During their first playoff appearance they shockingly knocked out the favorite to win the cup, the Detroit Red Wings. They were however eliminated in the second round by the Toronto Maple Leafs. In franchise history the Sharks have made twenty playoff appearances, walking away with one Conference Championship, one Presidents’ Trophy and six Division Championships. In the 2016 playoff run they made it as far as the finals, only to lose out to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The San Jose Sharks Arena
For the 1991-1992 season the Sharks played all their home games at the Cow Palace located in Daly City, California. In 1993 the team moved to the SAP Center located directly in San Jose, effectively creating the nickname for the arena “The Shark Tank”. The arena is known mainly for housing both the Sharks and their American Hockey League Affiliate the San Jose Barracuda. The SAP Center also hosts other events such as concerts and shows.
The Sharks have two main rivals; the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings. The rivalry with the Ducks has been there since the team was formed, however it became more serious when the two started facing each other in the playoffs. The rivalry with the Kings goes a bit further back to the Sharks’ predecessor, the California Golden Seals. Being the only two teams in the NHL west of the Mississippi, they were natural enemies as they played each other often. When the Sharks replaced the Golden Seals in 1991, the rivalry between the Sharks and Kings began. Facing each other several times in the off season has made the rivalry become even stronger. Watching a game between the Sharks and the Kings would be one you won’t forget!
San Jose Sharks Team Schedule