- 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.
The San Jose Sharks were on the ropes.
In the second period, the Calgary Flames outshot them 19-8. Calgary basically camped out in front of Adin Hill: According to SPORTLOGiQ, the Flames enjoyed a 12-4 slot shots on net advantage, all situations.
It was Hill, turning back 18 of 19 shots in the middle frame, who kept the game 1-1.
It looked, however, like it was just a matter of time before Calgary broke through.
But something happened on the way to the Flames’ victory lap: The San Jose Sharks re-discovered their game to kick off the third period.
“We had three or four good shifts in a row and then got a lucky bounce on my goal,” Logan Couture said of his eventual game-winner.
San Jose would pull out a surprise 4-1 decision.