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SJHN Daily: Hertl NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week, Granato Has Cancer

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The San Jose Sharks centers are firing on all cylinders.

On Friday, Mikael Granlund was named NHLPA Player of the Week from Dec. 1 to 7.

NHLPA Player of the Week Granlund Explains Resurgence

And today, Tomas Hertl was named one of the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week for Dec. 4 to 10. Hertl was Second Star behind Nikita Kucherov and ahead of Sam Reinhart.

Hertl was the league’s leading goalscorer last week with five goals, highlighted by a hat trick on Dec. 5 against the New York Islanders. He also added two goals, including the last-minute game-tying goal, against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 7. Then on Dec. 10, he recorded the primary assist on Mike Hoffman’s last-minute game-tying goal against the Vegas Golden Knights.

“This is the best that he’s played by a mile since I’ve been here,” San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn said after the Wings game. “Just playing elite, elite hockey and being an elite leader.”

Sharks Locker Room: Talking Hertl’s Leadership, Another ‘Crazy’ Comeback

Hertl leads the Sharks with nine goals and 24 points in 27 games.

AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…

San Jose Sharks prospect Shakir Mukhamadullin shared stories of his upbringing and his hockey roots with SJHN.

The Sharks provided an update on injured forward William Eklund

San Jose Sharks came up with another comeback, but fell short in the shootout against the Golden Knights.

Coach David Quinn believes that Marc-Edouard Vlasic has not lost his fire just yet.

Sharks prospect Luca Cagnoni talks goal songs and more with Lizz Child.

IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…

Best of wishes to ex-San Jose Sharks winger and current Chicago Blackhawks TV analyst Tony Granato as he begins his fight with cancer.

Congratulations to play-by-play voice Nick Nollenberger and the whole San Jose Barracuda broadcast crew on a successful first broadcast on NBC Sports Bay Area!

Select Barracuda games will be on the channel going forward:

Ex-Florida Panthers forward Kyle Rau signed an AHL deal with the Barracuda.

AROUND THE NHL…

The Montreal Canadiens have a goaltending logjam. Montreal Hockey Now looked at a few teams who could solve it via trade.

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Kyle Dubas firmly defended coach Mike Sullivan amid struggles.

The New York Islanders may have solved their own late-game struggles by ending the lengthy road winning streak of the Los Angeles Kings.

FHN’s George Richards recounts the time when the Florida Panthers had to replace a pane of glass with ‘plywood’ 10 years ago.

Artturi Lehkonen’s dad, Ismo, shared his opinion on the state of the Colorado Avalanche.

David Perron has been suspended for six games.

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