The San Jose Sharks have dropped their second game in a row to finish the 5 game road trip in the Eastern United States, losing 6-4 to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Sharks seemed to have the game in hand with a last-second, well 2.3 seconds, goal by Nick Bonino to tie the game 1-1 in the closing moments of the first period. A one-timer blast from Erik Karlsson at the point gave the Sharks a 2-1 goal lead 21 seconds into the second period. The lead didn't last long, but neither did the draw. Brent Burns found the back of the net from the blue line to give the Sharks a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately for Sharks fans, that would be the last lead the Sharks would briefly hold in the game. A Tomas Hertl goal answered back-to-back goals by Columbus and gave the Sharks some hope by cutting the lead down to one with a 5-4 score. With a Sharks empty net welcoming 2 undefended Blue Jackets forwards, Columbus sealed the deal and sent San Jose back West on a two-game skid.
The Sharks return to San Jose for a month-long homestand with 9 of the 10 remaining games of the year taking place at the Tank, including the first-ever game against the Seattle Kraken. The Sharks open the homestand against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, December 7th against at 7:30 PM PST.