Sawchenko shines in debut after Sharks' ugly start vs. Penguins


What didn’t go wrong for the San Jose Sharks in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins?

“We didn’t have our legs. We looked flat. We turned pucks over. We gave up too many odd-man rushes. Defensive zone, we were soft. They got a few bounces on goals,” Sharks captain Logan Couture offered about the eventual 8-5 loss. “There’s probably five to 10 reasons why they’re up 6-1 [after the first period]. Lots of reasons.”

Head coach Bob Boughner honed in: “For me, it was more forwards. Our F3, our high guy in the zone, we got caught deep below the tops of the circles. Gave them outnumbered rushes.”


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