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SHARKS BLASTED BY BLUE JACKETS

Updated: Jan 24

The San Jose Sharks lost the first game of their 8-game road trip to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3.


The Sharks were favored to win this game prior to the opening faceoff but managed to lose to the league's worst team. As Head Coach David Quinn put it: "We thought it would be easy".



Nico Sturm did not hold back, per his post-game reputation in Sharks Territory, about the Sharks' loss to the league's worst prior to facing some of the league's best on the road trip.



Timo Meier, the Sharks' leading scorer, scored the first goal of the game following news from his agent that a trade seems imminent.


The San Jose Sharks will face the league's best Boston Bruins in less than 24 hours.




Boxscore

Teams 1st 2nd 3rd Total

SJ 1 1 1 3

CBJ 0 2 3 5


Team Stats

Team Shots Hits Blocked FO Wins Giveaways Takeaways Power Plays

SJ 25 15 13 47.4% 1 7 0/1

CBJ 29 24 4 52.6% 4 9 1/2


Goal Summary

Period Time Strength Description

1st 10:49 Even Timo Meier (27) Backhand, assists: Noah Gregor (2), Tomas Hertl (28)

2nd 05:39 Even Nick Bonino (8) Wrap-around, assists: Nico Sturm (5), Jaycob Megna (10)

2nd 11:19 Power Play Johnny Gaudreau (13) Wrist Shot, assists: Patrik Laine (12), Nick Blankenburg (3)

2nd 12:31 Even Boone Jenner (12) Wrist Shot, assists: Kent Johnson (12), Gustav Nyquist (12)

3rd 01:53 Even Nico Sturm (11) , assists: none

3rd 03:04 Even Patrik Laine (13) Snap Shot, assists: Jack Roslovic (22), Johnny Gaudreau (31)

3rd 12:38 Even Gustav Nyquist (10) Wrist Shot, assists: Kent Johnson (13)

3rd 18:56 Even Sean Kuraly (9) Wrist Shot, assists: Nick Blankenburg (4), Andrew Peeke (3)


Penalty Summary

Period Time Team Type Min Description

1st 05:41 Minor 2 Cole Sillinger Hooking against Matt Nieto

2nd 05:41 Major 5 Mathieu Olivier Fighting against Jonah Gadjovich

2nd 05:41 Major 5 Jonah Gadjovich Fighting against Mathieu Olivier

2nd 09:47 Minor 2 Noah Gregor Hooking against Emil Bemstrom

3rd 05:16 Minor 2 Noah Gregor Holding against Vladislav Gavrikov


*Shark City Press is not affiliated with the San Jose Sharks Organization and the stories or opinions featured here are solely those of contributing hockey fans.
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