San Jose Sharks tickets are in better shape than they've ever ben. The San Jose Sharks, sometimes referred to as Los Tiburones, rose from embarrassing status as a weak expansion team during their first two seasons to conference finalists in just thirteen seasons. The Sharks, so named because of their home in the shark-laden Bay Area of Northern California, played their first two seasons at Cow Palace in Daly City, California. During these two years, the Sharks set an NHL record for most single-season losses. The Sharks moved to San Jose for the 1993-1994 season, playing in the San Jose Pavilion, which became the HP Pavilion in 2001.
The Sharks' new home, known to fans as The Tank, is one of the noisiest and most intimate arenas in the NHL. In their new, spectacular home, under the direction of coach Kevin Constantine, the Sharks pulled off one of the biggest turnarounds in league history, finishing the season with a 33-35-16 record and making it to the second round of the playoffs.
Sales for San Jose Sharks hockey tickets improved further during the 1994-1995 season, when the Sharks again made it to the second round of the playoffs. Led by goalie Artus Irbe, forwards Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov, and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh, the Sharks seemed poised to become an NHL powerhouse. The next season proved disappointing, however, and the Sharks finished last in their division. The team traded Larionov and Ozolinsh and lost Irbe to injury. Coach Constantine was fired, and the Sharks began rebuilding under coach Daryll Sutter. They acquired goalie Mike Vernon from the Detroit Red Wings and returned to the playoffs in 1998. They enjoyed a winning record during the 1999-2000 season for the first time in franchise history.
By 2001, the Sharks had established themselves as a team to be reckoned with. Rookie goalie Evgeni Nabokov earned the Calder Memorial Trophy as best rookie in 2001. The following season, the Sharks won their first Pacific Division Title and once again earned a playoff berth, only to be defeated once again in the second round. The 2003-2004 season was the best yet for the Sharks, who once again won the Pacific Division Title and made it all the way to the Conference Finals, where they were defeated by the Calgary Flames.
San Jose Sharks ticket buyers had high expectations for the 2005-2006 season, but the team quickly dropped to last in their division after losing Mike Rathje, Vincent Damphousse, Mike Ricci and Todd Harvey. After losing ten games in a row, the Sharks acquired Joe Thornton, who helped the team snap their losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Thornton has proven to been a huge asset so far, and Sharks fans hope for a turnaround in the second half of the season. Known as one of the league's best power forwards, Thornton has played in the NHL All-Star game every year since 2002, and had 101 points during 2002-2003 while playing for the Boston Bruins. Can Thornton keep the Sharks on the winning track? Get your Sharks tickets, head to "The Tank" and find out in person. – less–ZoomInfo