The Sharks lost 58 games in their inaugural season and an NHL-record 71 the next year. But in their third season, the Sharks moved to their new arena in San Jose and stunned the NHL by going 33-35-16 to finish third in the Pacific Division and make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They finished with 82 points, 58 more than they had the previous season. That's still the greatest single-season turnaround in NHL history.
The eighth-seeded Sharks opened the playoffs by upsetting the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings in seven games. In the Western Conference Semifinals, the Sharks fell in seven games to the Toronto Maple Leafs. That season helped the Sharks solidify a solid hockey fan base in San Jose.
Arturs Irbe statistics in San Jose Sharks
Arturs Irbe in ceremonial puck drop in 24th January, 2016
Arturs Irbe San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Induction Video
Arturs Irbe Like wall Tribute video
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