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The San Jose Sharks Continue To Win The Close Game

02/21/2021 at 2:52am EST

from Cuttis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Nothing has come easy for the San Jose Sharks so far this year. Not even when they build a three-goal lead for the first time all season.

None of that matters, though, when they’re able to come away with a win.

Logan Couture scored a go-ahead goal at the 11:51 mark of the third period as the Sharks earned a wild 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, taking three of a possible four points in the two-game series at Enterprise Center....

Couture’s goal, his team-leading eighth of the season, helped give the Sharks two points the hard way, as they coughed up a pair of three-goal leads in the second period and were tied with the Blues 4-4 after 40 minutes.

“When you score five on the road, you don’t expect to have that much trouble,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said. “But no one’s going away. Everybody’s pushing hard for points we knew they were going to push.”

Of the 16 games the Sharks (7-7-2) have played so far, 12 have been decided by one or two goals. Their only win by more than one goal this season came Jan. 24, when they beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 when they scored twice in the final two minutes of the third period.

The Sharks are now 6-1-2 in one-goal games this season.

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