Event Name: San Jose Sharks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: December 5, 2018
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
Just three minutes into the game, a turn over by the Hurricanes led to Kevin Labanc getting the puck low in the right circle. He passed it to Barclay Goodrow on top of the right circle and he shot it off of the top post and into the net. Halfway through the first period, while the Sharks were on a power play, a tic-tac-toe play started with Logan Couture in the left circle who passed it to Labanc in the right circle. Labanc passed it to Tomas Hertl in the front of the net who deflected it. Sharks lead 2-0.
Eight minutes into the second period, Joe Thornton made a perfect pass from outside of the right circle to Timo Meier high in the slot. Meier wristed a shot which beat the goalie on the glove side. Seven minutes later, Meier passed the puck from behind the net to Joe Pavelski in the right circle. Instead of shooting, Pavelski tried to pass it back but it bounced off of Hurricanes defender and into their own net. Sharks were up 4-0.
Fifteen minutes into the third period, Thornton made an amazing pass from behind the goal to Meier in front of the net. The puck bounced off Meier’s skate and onto the tape of Marcus Sorenson and he shot it in the net. Before the game was over, Hurricanes player, Lucas Wallmark scored on a power play.
Final Score 5-1 Sharks
Tonight the Sharks led in blocked shots (20-10), and takeaways (12-7) while the Hurricanes led in shots (40-23), face-offs (54%-46%),
hits (18-17) and giveaways (10-8).
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Sharks – Martin Jones
Second Star: Sharks – Timo Meier
Third Star: Sharks – Joe Thornton
Sharks next few games are on the road starting with Dallas Stars on Friday 12/7/18
INDTVUSA Staff Writer