Mikkel Boedker knew the Sharks‘ power play has been fizzling lately

#1 von elaine95 , 06.11.2018 02:54

SAN JOSE Nate Thompson Jersey , Calif. (AP) Mikkel Boedker knew the Sharks‘ power play has been fizzling lately. He wasn’t about to miss another opportunity.Boedker scored San Jose’s first power-play goal in a month, helping lift the Sharks past the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Thursday night.Tomas Hertl added an empty-net goal in the closing seconds, and Martin Jones made 16 saves for the Sharks, who have won three of four. San Jose has also won five of six at home.”It definitely felt good to get that in the back of the net,” Boedker said. ”We knew about the opportunities that we’d missed. I think we were 0 for 28, we knew that. We know what’s going on. It’s just a matter of sticking with it. We have All-Star players in this group that are going to dig us out of the hole.”Jake Allen recorded 34 saves and was the only healthy goalie with NHL experience available to the Blues. Carter Hutton was a late scratch and Ville Husso, who the Blues recalled from the AHL, will join the team in Los Angeles.”Jake was awesome,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said. ”It was a tough situation and he responded well. It was the most complete game he’s played in a while.”The Blues, losers of eight of their past nine, have had trouble getting the puck into the net lately, with 15 goals over their past nine games, including back-to-back shutouts. Carl Gunnarsson, Dmitri Jaskin, Vince Dunn, Tage Thompson and Vladimir Sobotka all have goalless streaks of at least 10 games.”The work ethic is there and the defensive focus was there Authentic Oscar Fantenberg Jersey ,” Yeo said. ”It was way too many turnovers. You can’t create when you’re defending and chasing all night.”By contrast, the Sharks had scored 30 goals over their past nine games, though all had been at even strength. The Sharks had not scored on the power play since Feb. 8, a span of 12 games.”The boys played really well tonight. It’s the way we need to play moving forward,” Jones said. ”It’s a good thing if I’m not getting too many shots.”Boedker ended a streak of 39 consecutive even-strength goals with 7:48 left to play. He took a pass in front of the net from Joonas Donskoi and fired at Allen, who blocked the shot but the puck skipped off his pads and knuckled off the right post and into the net.”We know how important points are, and the guys were ready to play,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. ”It wasn’t an easy game. The Blues battled hard, their goalie made some big saves. What I liked was our resiliency. We stuck with it, stuck with it, didn’t try and force it, knew that if we stayed with it long enough it would come and eventually we got rewarded.”The goal was set up when Kyle Brodziak was whistled for holding the stick, just the second Blues penalty of the game.”It’s hard to say what angle he had. The stick just came up in my arm,” Brodziak said. ”It was bad timing. I have to watch it carefully but at the time it didn’t feel like a penalty that would decide the game.”NOTES: Blues C Brayden Schenn appeared in his 500th NHL game. … Sharks F Timo Meier played in his 100th NHL game. … Hutton sustained a neck injury and St. Louis signed Palo Alto native Ben Wexler as an emergency backup for Thursday’s game. Wexler played hockey at Illinois.UP NEXTBlues: at Los Angeles on Saturday.Sharks: vs. Washington on Saturday.— CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Florida Panthers have been on quite a roll since the All-Star break.Mike Matheson scored twice, Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists Tanner Pearson Jersey , and the Florida Panthers beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 Saturday night for their seventh win in eight games.”We’ve been doing a lot better job of playing within our systems,” Matheson said. ”Early on in the year we were trying to get used to it a little bit. Since having a bit of time off at the All-Star break, I think we’ve been able to come back hard knowing we really can’t afford to be leaving points out there.”Article continues below ...Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots in his first appearance since a groin injury on Dec. 4, and picked up his first win since Nov. 27.”Still not quite as sharp as I want to be, but for the first game back I thought it was pretty good,” Luongo said.Evgenii Dadonov and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist, and Jared McCann also scored to help the Panthers get their fifth straight road win.Florida went into the league’s four-day break 12 points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They’ve cut the margin in half, now trailing the New York Islanders for the second wild card spot by six points.”Guys are playing like it’s our playoffs right now,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. ”We’ve got to just keep digging in and getting as many points as we can right now. We’re still in the thick of it and we have some games at hand.”Dougie Hamilton scored three goals for his first career hat trick for the Flames, who are 0-3-3 in their last six at home. It was the first three-goal game by a Flames defenseman since Al MacInnis in 1992.”Obviously a cool thing to do, but tough in a game like that,” said Hamilton, playing in his 400th NHL game. ”I’ve had two goals before and you always say to yourself, well maybe there’s a chance you can score a hat trick, but never did it. The last one I had that I remember was minor hockey. It’s been a while.”David Rittich started and gave up four goals on 15 shots before he was pulled early in the second period. Jon Gillies came on and stopped 13 of the 15 shots he faced.The Flames, the league’s second-best road team Womens Tobias Rieder Jersey , just completed a 4-2-0 trip. However, they couldn’t carry that over in their return home.”What happened tonight is what everybody fears and talks about,” coach Glen Gulutzan said. ”You come home from a road trip, you have a successful road trip, your first game back and every guy didn’t have enough to get us through this game.”Tied 1-1 after the first period, Florida blew the game open in the second with three goals in the opening 6:03.Trocheck completed a nifty give-and-go with Barkov by slipping a shot past Rittich at 58 seconds to put Florida ahead. With Barkov providing the screen, Dadonov deflected Keith Yandle’s shot past Rittich at 3:09 to make it 3-1. Barkov then gave the Panthers a three-goal lead at 6:03 as he redirected Dadonov’ shot between Rittich’s shot. Gillies came on after that.”We just weren’t executing,” Flames captain Mark Giordano said. ”It felt like we were a little bit off right from the start of the game.”Calgary pulled to 4-2 with 7:45 left in the second on Hamilton’s second power-play goal of the night.Matheson got his second of the game at 3:41 of the third, and McCann made it 6-2 just more than two minutes later.Hamilton capped the scoring with 8:05 left when he banked in a shot from the corner off the leg of Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad.NOTES: It was Rittich’s first start at home. His previous nine starts all came on the road. … Injured starting goalie Mike Smith (lower body) skated before the Flames’ game-day skate Saturday morning, but didn’t face any shots. His status remains day-to-day. … Hamilton played in his 400th NHL game. … Flames F Johnny Gaudreau snapped an eight-game scoring streak (four goals, seven assists). … Ekblad extended his point-streak to six games (three goals, five assists).UP NEXTPanthers: At Winnipeg on Sunday night.Flames: Host Boston on Monday.

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