Event Name: San Jose Sharks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: November 15, 2018
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
The game opened up with Barclay Goodrow going after Nazem Kadri right off the opening face-off. However, Kadri didn’t bite so Goodrow got two minutes for roughing. Just as the Sharks killed the penalty, John Tavares threw the puck in the crease from behind the net and it bounced off of Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s skate and into the Sharks’ net. Just three minutes later, an awkward bounce off the backboard ended up in the Leafs’ crease and Kevin Labanc tapped it in the net to tie the game at 1. Halfway through the first period, Patrick Marleau got a two-on-one from a Sharks turnover. He passed it to Kasperi Kapanen in the slot. Kapanen beat Martin Jones on the glove hand side. Just a minute later, Joe Pavelski redirected a shot from Brent Burns into the net and tied the game at 2. In the last two minutes of the first period, Vlassic scored with a one timer shot on Pavelski’s pass.
Just few minutes into the second period, a miss play by Burns ended up in a two-on-one for the Leafs with Joakim Ryan in the middle. He prevented the pass but Josh Leivo took a shot from the right circle and placed it perfectly in the top corner far side and tied the game at 3. Ten minutes later, the Sharks gave up a breakaway to Kapanen and he beat Jones on the glove side.
Late in the third period, the Leafs goalie Frederick Anderson made a stretch pass to Mitch Marner and he took a shot from the lower right circle that rang off the post and into the net.
Final score 5-3 Maple Leafs
Tonight the Sharks led in shots (45-34), hits (32-19), blocked shots (20-10), takeaways (12-9) and giveaways (8-6) while the Maple Leafs led in face-offs (62%-38%).
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Maple Leafs – Kasperi Kapanen
Second Star: Maple Leafs – Mitchell Marner
Third Star: Maple Leafs – Frederik Andersen
Sharks next home game is against St. Louis Blues on Saturday 11/17/18
INDTVUSA Staff Writer
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