The Sharks have been one of the bigger surprises of the early days of the 2021-22 NHL season, but they'll be flying under the radar on Thursday night at SAP Center.
Coming off a 3-2-0 road trip, San Jose kicks off a five-game homestand Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens, and the Sharks will be wearing their "Stealth" jerseys for the first time this season.
The Sharks debuted their "Stealth" jerseys in 2018. The concept behind them was described as follows:
"In the still of darkness, Sharks strike fear in their prey. Always hunting, they move furtively in their environment. At any moment, Sharks will strike. Designed with the ability to make detection difficult, they emerge suddenly with incredible speed and technical precision. Waves of ferocity engulf the opponent before they even know what's happening. And in the blink of an eye, the opposition is defeated. This is the inspiration for Stealth. A clean, modern design influenced by our attacking style, history, and home in Silicon Valley."
Thursday's contest marks the first of 11 games this season that the Sharks will wear their "Stealth" jerseys.
Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports California.