Event Name: Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sharks vs Ducks – Round 1 Game 3
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
Four minutes into the first period, Mikkel Boedker skated the puck down on the right, below the goal line and dropped a pass to Logan Couture. Couture shot low on the left side for a one timer that ended up in Ducks net. While the Sharks were on a penalty kill, Rickard Rakell received a pass on the dot in the left circle and rocketed a shot that rang off of the far post and into the net. Both teams tied at 1.
A minute into the second period, a turn over by Ducks led to Joonas Donskoi speeding down the right side with the puck. A tic-tac-toe play that started with Donskoi to Kane to Donskoi and into the net. Sharks took the lead 2-1. Few minutes later, Donskoi sped on the right with the puck and passed to Marcus Sorensen. Sorensen’s back handed goal was epic and gave Sharks a 3-1 lead.
Eric Fehr also had an epic goal all by himself. He skated down low in the left circle, then cut to his right and shot it into the net for a deadly 4-1 lead.
With just over three minutes left in the second period, while the Sharks were on a power play, Couture made a pass to Pavelski down by the goal line. Pavelski passed it back to Tomas Hertl in the slot for a
one-timer shot that found its way back of the Ducks net. Half way through the third period, Sharks scored their second power play goal when Timo Meier passed the puck to Pavelski. Pavelski was in front of the net and he banked it home to put the Sharks on a 6-1 lead. The Ducks fell apart after this. They took sloppy penalties and the Sharks capitalized with two additional power play goals from Kane and Meier.
Final score 8-1 Sharks
Tonight the Sharks led in blocked shots
(18-16), takeaways (10-4) and giveaways (12-6) while the Ducks led in shots (46-36) and hits (44-24). Both teams tied in
face-offs at 50%
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Sharks – Martin Jones
Second Star: Sharks – Joonas Donskoi
Third Star: Sharks – Marcus Sorensen
Round 1 Game 4 against Ducks on Wednesday, 4/18/18
INDTVUSA Staff Writer