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Updated: Jan 18

The San Jose Sharks played in quite the spectacle this Monday afternoon:

First, the puck dropped at 1 PM on a federally recognized holiday, MLK Day.

Second, the first period played out in an unorthodox manner due to a broken kick-plate (the yellow trim on the bottom of the rink boards).

Third, the Sharks allowed a goal just 27 seconds into the first period while also taking the lead with 3.7 seconds left in the first period.

The Sharks seemed to control and dominate the game, winning the battles to loose pucks, getting outstanding goaltending, and controlling the pace of the action. Two defensive mistakes occurred in the goal crease, by both Timo Meier and Jaycob Megna, which ultimately cost the Sharks this game:

- Meier interfered with James Reimer on the first goal by failing to stop in stride quickly enough to avoid getting his skates in between Reimer's pads.

- Megna skated across the crease and managed to make contact with Reimer's lower right goalie pad/skate while the puck was heading toward the net.

Despite the Sharks giving New Jersey a gift with 2 points in the standings, the Sharks looked way better than their previous performance, in which they lost 7-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. Still, the Sharks' inability to close games is starting to hurt the home crowd who are still waiting for the 5th win at The Tank this season. The San Jose Sharks will host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.


Teams 1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total

NJ 1 0 2 0 1 4

SJ 2 0 1 0 0 3

Team Stats

Team Shots Hits Blocked FO Giveaways Takeaways Power Plays

NJ 41 24 13 45.3% 9 9 0/1

SJ 32 29 23 54.7% 10 23 1/3

Goal Summary

Period Time Strength Description

1st 00:29 Even Ryan Graves (5) Wrist Shot, assists: Nico Hischier (23), Yegor Sharangovich (11)

1st 16:44 Even Timo Meier (25) Wrist Shot, assists: Michael Eyssimont (5), Erik Karlsson (44)

1st 19:56 Power Play Erik Karlsson (14) Wrist Shot, assists: Timo Meier (20), Tomas Hertl (26)

3rd 00:11 Even Nico Hischier (20) Wrist Shot, assists: Ondrej Palat (2), Jesper Bratt (26)

3rd 05:56 Even Nick Bonino (6) Poke, assists: Michael Eyssimont (6), Matt Benning (19)

3rd 19:50 Even Jack Hughes (29) Wrist Shot, assists: Dougie Hamilton (28), Jesper Bratt (27)

SO 00:00 --- Tomas Tatar - Wrist Shot

Penalty Summary

Period Time Type Min Description

1st 18:50 Bench Minor 2 Too many men/ice served by Miles Wood

2nd 02:29 Minor 2 Matt Benning Interference against Miles Wood

3rd 03:52 Minor 2 Jack Hughes High-sticking against Nick Bonino

3rd 16:41 Bench Minor 2 Too many men/ice served by Miles Wood

OT 02:46 Minor 2 Tomas Tatar Unsportsmanlike conduct against Michael Eyssimont

OT 02:46 Minor 2 Michael Eyssimont Unsportsmanlike conduct against Tomas Tatar

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