Event Name: San Jose Sharks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: March 7, 2019
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
Just seven minutes into the game, Tomas Hertl skated the puck in from the left to the bottom of the left circle. Instead of shooting, he went around behind the net and beat Anti Niemi with a wrap around shot on the right post. Just three minutes later, Brent Burns skated the puck in on the left boards. He went behind the goal line and then passed the puck to Marcus Sorensen low on the inside of the left circle. Sorensen tapped it in and put the Sharks on a 2-0 lead. In the last two minutes of the period, Artturi Lehkonen took a shot from the left circle that slipped through Martin Jones’ pads and cut the Sharks lead to just one goal.
About eight minutes into the second period, Joe Thornton took the puck from left to right behind the goal. He then backhanded a pass to Sorensen in front of the crease for a onetime shot. Just in the nick of time, Canadiens’ defenseman got his stick in the way of the pass and the puck bounced off of his stick and into the net. Sharks led by 3-1. Fifteen minutes into the period, Paul Byron took a shot from mid slot that bounced off of Andrew Shaw’s body, into the net.
Seven minutes into the third period, Timo Meier passed the puck from right circle to Joonas Donskoi in the left circle. Donskoi passed it right back to Meier for an easy tap in goal. With just five seconds left in the period, Gustav Nyquist scored his first goal and his first point as a Shark on an empty net.
Final Score 5-2 Sharks
Tonight the Sharks led in takeaways (14-13) while the Canadiens led in shots (39-25), face-offs (52%-48%), hits (21-16) and giveaways (13-10). Both teams were tied in blocked shots at 13.
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Sharks – Marcus Sorensen
Second Star: Sharks – Kevin Labanc
Third Star: Sharks – Joe Thornton
Sharks take on St. Louis Blues on Saturday 3/9/19 at the SAP Center
INDTVUSA Staff Writer
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