- Editor's note: Sheng Peng will be a regular contributor to NBC Sports California's Sharks coverage for the 2021-22 season. You can read more of his coverage on San Jose Hockey Now, listen to him on the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, and follow him on Twitter at @Sheng_Peng.
Your best offensive players don’t need to score to make an impact.
Case in point, Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier, who had donuts on the scoresheet, but came up large for the San Jose Sharks in their 2-1 OT victory over the East-leading Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.
What was striking about Karlsson’s effort was the particular passion that he exhibited.
Swinging his stick against the glass is what catches the eye, but every bit as noteworthy is the dogged Karlsson (65) effort to get the puck through the Tony DeAngelo (77) check.