Sharks News And Rumors: James Reimer's Surge, Patrick Marleau's Swan Song And More

The San Jose Sharks have returned to form on the brink of the NHL playoffs, riding a two-game win streak into the final week of the regular season. All that remains on schedule is a Thursday matchup with the Winnipeg Jets and Sunday meeting with the Arizona Coyotes.

Now out of the running for a Pacific Division title, the wild-card winning Sharks will turn their attention to either the Los Angeles Kings or Anaheim Ducks in the first round. Read on for the biggest news and rumors surrounding the team.

James Reimer peaking at right time
Reimer, acquired midseason from the Toronto Maple Leafs to be the Sharks' backup between the pipes, has been dominant since coming to San Jose. The 28-year-old goaltender boasts a .938 save percentage and has held opponents scoreless in three of his eight starts. Though head coach Pete DeBoer recently alluded to Martin Jones being the team's starting goalie in the postseason, Reimer is making a strong case for being the new No. 1.

Patrick Marleau turns back the clock
Marleau has had a disappointing year for the Sharks overall, but the 36-year-old turned in a vintage performance against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, registering his first two-goal game since October. Even if the center can put together a strong showing in the playoffs, his time in San Jose may be coming to a close, according to The Hockey Writers. 

Pete DeBoer helps out Joe Thornton
One of the big reasons for Thornton's success this season has actually been spending less time on the ice, reports SportsNet's Elliotte Friedman. Apparently, head coach Pete DeBoer mandated that the veteran stay away from the rink, particularly on off days. The end results has been Jumbo's highest point total since the 2009-10 season.

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