Sharks fans were treated to a memorable night of hockey last Saturday as the team took part in the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at Levi’s® Stadium. Although the Sharks suffered a tough loss that moved them out of the second wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference, the team battled hard against their in-state rivals, the L.A. Kings. With about a month and half left in the regular season, it’s beginning to become do-or-die time in San Jose. Let’s take one final look at last week’s 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ game and highlight a few interesting insights:
The attendance of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ game
The third largest crowd in NHL® history packed Levi’s® Stadium to watch the Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings battle in California’s second-ever outdoor NHL® game. The Sharks fell 2-1, with Brent Burns scoring the only goal for the team in teal.
The number of home games played
The 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ against the Kings was the 900th home game in Shark’s history. It’s worth noting that only 814 of those 900 home games have been played in the SAP Center. The Sharks have also been the home team in games hosted in Daly City, Sacramento, Tokyo and Stockholm. Overall, the Sharks have a 462-317-121 record at home.
The number of games left in the NHL® season
The Sharks are back in action tonight at the SAP Center against the Detroit Red Wings as part of a three game home stand that includes matchups with the Senators and Canadiens. Following that, the team will head out on a two game road trip to take on the Flames, who sit two pointsabove the Sharks for the last playoff spot, and the Canucks. The Sharks will be tested by some of the NHL’s best teams down the stretch, but they also have a chance to make up important ground against a few key Western Conference opponents. These final few weeks will undoubtedly produce some very exciting hockey!