Had the game ended 0.8 seconds earlier, the Sharks would still be the only NHL team without a regulation loss.
But that was enough time for one more shot Thursday night, and Boston Bruins forward David Krejci deflected it into the San Jose net to hand the Sharks a 2-1 defeat.
San Jose had territorial control for most of the game and outshot Boston 39-17, but coach Todd McLellan was not ready to let his 8-1-1 team off the hook with any sort of explanation that the puck sometimes takes strange bounces at bad times.
- David Pollak, San Jose Mercury News
In a game that had every earmark of a preseason finale, the Warriors gave away another second-half lead and took a 90-74 loss to Portland on Thursday night at Oracle Arena.
The play of both teams was sloppy and chaotic and listless, though more emphatically so for the Warriors, who committed 26 fouls and were outrebounded 58-47.
- Monte Poole, CSN Bay Area
Make it four-for-four for the Oakland Raiders this season, and 19 for their last 20, as the team announced Thursday that Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers has sold out, meaning a local television blackout will be lifted.
Since assuming ticket sales in 2006, the Raiders have now sold out 39 of 60 home games.
The updated overall number since the team returned from 13 seasons in Los Angeles in 1995? Try 68 televised home games and 80 blackouts.
- Paul Gutierrez, ESPN