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Brent Burns Wins It In OT

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Brent Burns was in the middle of his post-game interview after his team’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes when some music — inadvertently, presumably — began to blare inside the Sharks’ locker room.

“That explains my head on the breakaway right there,” Burns said Saturday night after the music was cut off, “a whole lot of (stuff) going on.”

Things cleared up in overtime.

Burns missed a chance to give the Sharks a two-goal lead early in the third period, as he was denied on a shorthanded breakaway attempt by Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper.

Burns, though, made no mistake on his next chance from in close. He took a pass from Tomas Hertl deep in the Coyotes’ zone, eluded a check from Richard Panik and beat Kuemper with a wrist shot to the glove side at 3:14 of overtime for his 10th goal of the season.

Without Erik Karlsson in the lineup for the fourth straight game, Burns, who also assisted on Kevin Labanc’s second period goal, finished with 29 minutes and 54 seconds of ice time.


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Video- Auston Matthews Made Sure Patrick Marleau Was In San Jose Last Night

With a tribute to Patrick Marleau.



Marleau's wife appreciated the gesture.

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Video- Goals Galore In San Jose/Washington Capitals Game

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The scoreboard’s clock indicated time had expired Tuesday night, but that didn’t account for the tenths of a second remaining when Evander Kane’s shot crossed the goal line for San Jose. Of all the ways the Washington Capitals have lost of late, none was more gut-wrenching than this.

They were less than a second away from a win they desperately needed, the Capital One Arena crowd standing in anticipation of just that, but then the score was suddenly tied, and the game off to overtime.

That tiny fraction of time was the difference between the Capitals snapping their five-game losing streak and ultimately falling into a six-game skid, the team’s worst slide since the 2013-14 season, when it missed the playoffs.


Highlights of the Sharks 7-6 OT win can be watched below.

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Videos- Evander Kane Was A Bit Feisty Last Night

via Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

With the game tied 2-2 in the third, Kane tried to slip around Nick Bjugstad in the neutral zone, but his stick caught the Panthers forward in the face as he tried to swing it past his head. Bjugstad wiped blood from his nose, drawing a double-minor penalty that produced a pair of power play goals just nine seconds apart against the Sharks seventh-ranked penalty kill.

“It’s a tough play,” Kane said. “You don’t mean to high stick a guy, you’re just trying to get around him. I don’t know if he was really cut there.”

DeBoer pointed out that he lacked a “CSI kit” on the bench to test the veracity of Kane’s claim, but he isn’t blaming the power forward for the loss.

“You feel for Kaner,” the Sharks coach said. “It’s not an undisciplined penalty. He chips the puck by the guy and catches him with his stick. At that point we need a big kill, we need a big save, and we didn’t get either.”

Below, watch two incidents by Kane that were not called.

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The Arizona Coyotes With A Home Win Over The San Jose Sharks

from Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic,

The Coyotes may not get many chances to play nationally televised games, but they made the most of a rare opportunity in Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena.

This being just the second and final national game for the Coyotes, who were also featured on NBC Sports Network on Oct. 16 in Minnesota, it felt like a statement game for Arizona to put together such a solid effort against a Sharks team built for a long playoff run.

For a banged-up Coyotes team that is awarded little national exposure and entered the game with a lackluster 8-12-2 home record, Wednesday was a good choice for a strong performance that was in many ways an accurate representation of their best selves.

“It was a great team effort,” Coyotes forward Christian Fischer said. “It was a nice little touch that it was an NBC game and we’re obviously a market that doesn’t get showcased too much. I thought we did a nice job showing who we are. That’s a perfect win for who we’re trying to be as the Coyotes.”


Game highlights are below.

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Josh Gorges Announces His Retirement

TORONTO (JAN. 14, 2019) – Josh Gorges has announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following 13 seasons.

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Videos- Nastiness On Display Between The Calgary Flames And San Jose Sharks

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

The Sharks were angry Tkachuk hit Erik Karlsson high late in the night, causing bleeding.

Sam Bennett was steamed he’d been hit in the groin by goalie Aaron Dell.

It was a late hit in the final minute by an emotional Bennett on an unsuspecting Radim Simek, followed immediately by a Bennett-Barclay Goodrow fight, that had the Sharks really simmering. And the crowd rockin’.

“Predatory,” said Sharks coach Pete DeBoer of a clean, hard hit that will be looked at by the league as it was clearly late.

“It’s kind of gutless at the end,” added Joe Pavelski....

Evander Kane tried ringing the bell first, by jumping Tkachuk late in a frustrating loss that ended his night.

“He hits our best defenceman high in the face, Erik Karlsson’s bleeding,” said Kane of a game that was 5-4 Flames early in the third.

“At that point in the game it was close. And then there’s a lot of chatter. The game’s changed a lot from when I came in 10 years ago. There wouldn’t be as much talk. There’d be a little more action. I wanted to kind of make sure there was a little bit more action than just talk.

“I saw the replay (of the Bennett hit). Boy, it’s funny. Like I said, there’s a lot of talk and then I leave the game and guys get a little taller out there.”

more and below, videos of the action plus game highlights of Calgry's 8-5 win over San Jose...

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The Anaheim Ducks Lose The Game And John Gibson Injured Too

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

It didn’t seem real, another miraculous diving save with his goalie stick that John Gibson could add to his collection of highlight-reel denials during a season in which he’s been mentioned as a possible Hart Trophy candidate as the NHL’s MVP.

Did his first-period stop on Joe Thornton’s one-timed shot come at too high of a price?

Gibson didn’t return to the ice to start the second period, yielding to backup Chad Johnson for the final 40 minutes because of an unspecified upper-body injury. Gibson’s status for upcoming games wasn’t immediately certain after the Ducks’ 4-2 loss Thursday to the San Jose Sharks.

“We’ll have more of an assessment when we get home, probably in the days to come,” Coach Randy Carlyle said....

Moments before Burns scored, Johnson made a save on Melker Karlsson, with the puck ricocheting into the protective netting to the goalie’s right. The Ducks stopped skating, believing the puck was out of play. Ryan Kesler put his hand in the air to indicate the puck was in the netting.

No whistle was forthcoming, however.

The Sharks regained possession along the left-wing boards and Brenden Dillon passed to the right point to Burns, who beat Johnson with a laser for his fifth goal of the season in his 1,000th game in the NHL. The Ducks protested on the ice and on the bench, but they received no justice....

“We obviously have a different take on what happened than the … four guys wearing stripes,” Carlyle said. “That’s what you chalk it up to (a missed call). You can’t (challenge). You can plainly see there are five players on our hockey club who stopped playing.”


Game highlights are below...

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Evening Line- Erik Karlsson On His Suspension

“I’m not going to lie. I was very surprised. I can’t really go into specific details because I don’t want to risk anything more since I have no say in the matter. At the end of the day, hopefully, he’s fine. You never want to see anyone get hurt. I wish him all the best. I have a clear conscious for my part. I did everything within the rules, but unfortunately, some people didn’t think that I did.”

-Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks on his two game suspension.  Paul Gackle of the Mercury News has more.

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Video- Two Game Suspension For Erik Karlsson

Illegal check to the head.


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