Why Boughner benched Meier in Sharks' win vs. Flyers

Timo Meier
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It’s all about the details.

The San Jose Sharks were reminded of that after a sloppy 8-7 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. Timo Meier was reminded of that after getting benched in OT in a 3-2 Sharks win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

Let’s talk about the Sharks as a whole first.

They were, frankly, embarrassed on Tuesday by the worst team in the NHL. It was perhaps the most dour post-victory press conference I’ve ever witnessed with Tomas Hertl volunteering, “You don’t have to look at any video. We just have to put it behind us.”


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