The San Jose Sharks shifted their operations 10 miles and two freeways from their home base at SAP Center in downtown San Jose, relocating to the home of the San Francisco 49ers in nearby Santa Clara for Saturday’s Stadium Series game against the Kings. It wasn’t the easiest of transitions for Justin Braun, however.
“Finding the bathroom is a little difficult,” a smiling Braun said after Friday’s practice. “It’s way over there. I walked through about seven doors before I found it. You’re just not in the same routine, but this day is good. You kind of get used to everything.
“Right way, by the time of warmups kicks in, maybe the anthem, you give it a quick look around, but other than that, and you’re ready to go. You show up and work the same way. The ice is the same. The dimensions are the same. You’ve just got to go out and block everything else out.”