Event Name: San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: March 3, 2019
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
Just over twelve minutes into the game, Tomas Hertl got a pass from Tim Heed. He got behind Hawks’ defenseman and took a wrist-shot from low in the slot that beat Cam Ward through the five-hole. With just twenty-eight seconds left in the period, the Sharks turned over the puck in the blue line which lead to a two-on-one for the Hawks with Brent Burns in the middle. Burns prevented Dylan Strome from passing but he wristed a shot to top shelf and tied the game at 1.
Just over a minute into the second period, Timo Meier got the puck low in the left boards. He wrapped it around the boards to Tim Heed high on the right boards. He then got to front of the net and deflected Heed’s shot and into the net. Just five minutes later, Erik Gustafsson tied the game at 2.
Four minutes into the third period, Joe Thornton got the puck in middle of the left circle and made a perfect pass to Marcus Sorensen in the middle slot and he beat Cam Ward with a wrister. Just four minutes later, Michael Haley drew a penalty but kept possession of the puck. With delayed penalty, he skated around behind the net and passed the puck to Burns. Burnzie took a hard shot that Melker Karlsson deflected in the net. With less than three minutes left in the period, Melker Karlsson scored an empty net goal to seal a victory for the Sharks.
Final Score 5-2 Sharks
Tonight the Sharks led in face offs (51%-49%), shots (34-30), hits (15-9), blocked shots (16-11) and giveaways (14-9) while the Blackhawks led in takeaways (17-11).
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Sharks – Melker Karlsson
Second Star: Sharks – Tim Heed
Third Star: Sharks – Marcus Sorensen
San Jose Sharks take on the Montreal Canadiens at the SAP Center on 3/7/19.
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