On Friday, the Sharks suffered a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg, but coach Peter DeBoer noted that there were some positive stretches. On Saturday though, the Sharks lost again, this time 5-2 to Vancouver, bringing San Jose down to 4-10-1 this season.
It’s becoming a pretty big issue for the Sharks as they near a point where morale victories might simply not be good enough. Granted, we’re still just in early November, but already San Jose is nine points behind in the race for a playoff spot. In fact, at this point the Sharks are tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the second worst record in the league. Only Ottawa has less points, but the Senators have also played in three fewer games.
San Jose will get a couple days off before they have to play against Chicago on Tuesday. The Blackhawks aren’t a particularly good team this season, so this is a great opportunity for the Sharks to end their losing streak at five games.
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EDMONTON 2 PITTSBURGH 1 (OT)
Mike Smith stopped an incredible 51 of 52 shots. He faced at least 16 shots in every period with the exception of overtime.
Matt Murray saved 26 of 28 shots on his end of the ice. He dropped to 7-3-1 even though he’s now allowed two or fewer goals for three straight starts.
Leon Draisaitl scored the overtime winner. He’s up to 13 goals and 26 points in 15 games.
Colby Cave also found the back of the net for Edmonton. It was his first goal and point in three contests.
Pittsburgh’s lone goal was scored by Brian Dumoulin. He has a goal and four points in 10 games.
NY RANGERS 2 NASHVILLE 1
Ryan Strome scored the game-winning goal. He has four goals and 11 points in 11 games.
The Rangers’ other goal was scored by Filip Chytil. It was his second goal in two games this season.
Viktor Arvidsson found the back of the net for Nashville. He’s up to six goals and 10 points in 14 contests.
Juuse Saros stopped 28 of 30 shots Saturday afternoon. He surrendered a goal in each of the first and second periods.
Alexandar Georgiev turned aside 32 of 33 Predators shots. He’s 3-2-1 with a 2.27 GAA and .933 save percentage in six contests.
DALLAS 4 MONTREAL 1
Artturi Lehkonen scored Montreal’s goal. It was his second marker and fifth point in 14 games.
Carey Price stopped 36 of 39 Stars shots. He has a 6-4-1 record, 2.64 GAA, and .915 save percentage in 15 starts.
Denis Gurianov scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner. That gives him four goals and six points in 12 games.
Miro Heiskanen found the back of the net for Dallas. He has four goals and nine points in 16 games.
Ben Bishop turned aside 35 of 36 Canadien shots. He improved to 4-5-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .922 save percentage in 11 starts.
BOSTON 5 OTTAWA 2
David Pastrnak early season dominance has extended into November with him scoring a goal and two assists against Ottawa. That gives him 13 goals and 27 points in 13 contests. His six-year, $40 million contract is such a steal for the Bruins and it runs through 2022-23.
Patrice Bergeron contributed in a goal and an assist for the Bruins. He’s up to five goals and 12 points in 12 games.
Tuukka Rask stopped 30 of 32 shots Saturday night. He’s 7-0-1 with a 1.49 GAA and .949 save percentage in eight contests.
Anthony Duclair netted a goal for the Senators. That gives him five goals and six points in 12 games.
Craig Anderson saved 27 of 32 Bruins shots. That drops him to 2-5-0 with a 3.09 GAA and .900 save percentage in eight contests.
NY ISLANDERS 1 BUFFALO 0
Semyon Varlamov stopped all 27 Sabres shots. That extends his winning streak to five games.
Jack Eichel had a team-high five shots against Varlamov. He’s been held off the scoresheet in back-to-back games for the second time this season.
The lone goal was scored by Derick Brassard. It was his fifth marker and eighth point in 13 games.
Anthony Beauvillier assisted on the marker. He has two goals and eight points in 13 contests.
Carter Hutton stopped 20 of 21 shots last night. He’s allowed just three goals over his last two games, but Buffalo lost both contests.
FLORIDA 4 DETROIT 0
Sergei Bobrovsky saved 22 shots to earn the shutout. It was his first perfect game as a member of the Panthers.
Tyler Bertuzzi tied for the team-high with three shots against Bobrovsky. He has six goals on 30 shots this season.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 37 of 41 shots Saturday night. He hasn’t won a game since Oct. 10th.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and registered an assist. He’s up to nine goals and 18 points in 14 games.
Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist for the Panthers. That gives him two goals and 17 points in 14 contests.
TORONTO 4 PHILADELPHIA 3 (SO)
Frederik Andersen stopped 37 of 40 shots before the shootout. He held the Flyers to a goal in 11 shootout to finally win that endurance competition.
Brian Elliott saved 23 of 26 shots before the skills competition began. He allowed two goals over 11 shootout rounds to fall short of the extra point.
Claude Giroux scored a goal and registered an assist for the Flyers. He’s up to three goals and nine points in 13 games.
Jason Spezza found the back of the net and registered an assist. That gives him a goal and four points in nine contests.
Kasperi Kapanen also had a goal and an assist for Toronto. He has four goals and 10 points in 15 games.
NEW JERSEY 5 CAROLINA 3
P.K. Subban scored the game-winning goal. It was his second goal and fifth point in 12 contests.
Miles Wood had a goal and an assist for the Devils. That gives him two goals and four points in 12 games.
Erik Haula found the back of the net and recorded an assist. He’s up to eight goals and 11 points in 14 games.
James Reimer stopped 21 of 25 Devils shots. He’s 2-3-0 with a 2.93 GAA and .907 save percentage in six games.
At the other end of the ice, Mackenzie Blackwood saved 24 of 27 shots. Most of the damage came in the first period when he surrendered two goals on 14 shots.
CALGARY 3 COLUMBUS 0
David Rittich earned a 43-save shutout over Columbus. That’s his second shutout of the season and the third of his career.
Zach Werenski had a team-high seven shots against Rittich. He has three goals and six points in 14 games this season.
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 26 of 28 shots last night. He has a 5-5-1 record, 3.24 GAA, and .890 save percentage in 11 starts.
Sean Monahan scored the game-winning goal. He’s up to three goals and 12 points in 16 contests.
Matthew Tkachuk also netted a goal for the Flames. He has seven goals and 14 points in 16 games.
ST. LOUIS 4 MINNESOTA 3 (OT)
Ryan O'Reilly scored the overtime winner and registered an assist. That gives him four goals and 16 points in 15 contests.
Sammy Blais found the back of the net for the Blues. He has five goals and seven points in 13 games.
Jake Allen stopped 20 of 23 Wild shots. He’s 2-1-0 with a 3.73 GAA and .855 save percentage in three starts.
At the other end of the ice, Devan Dubnyk saved 25 of 29 shots. He has a 2-6-1 record, 3.68 GAA, and .883 save percentage in nine starts.
Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal for the Wild. He has two goals and four points in 10 games.
ARIZONA 3 COLORADO 0
Darcy Kuemper stopped all 33 Avalanche shots. He’s allowed two or fewer goals in eight of his nine starts this season.
Cale Makar had a team-high five shots on Kuemper. He has a goal in 14 games in 2019-20.
Phil Kessel scored a goal and registered an assist. He’s up to three goals and nine points in 13 games.
Christian Dvorak netted the game-winning goal. It was his fifth goal and sixth point in 13 contests.
Pavel Francouz stopped 25 of 28 Coyotes shots. He has a 2-2-0 record, 2.73 GAA, and .919 save percentage in four starts.
WINNIPEG 4 VEGAS 3 (OT)
Mathieu Perreault scored two goals for the Jets. He’s up to four goals and five points in 15 contests.
Kyle Connor netted the overtime winner and registered two assists. He has five goals and 11 points in 15 games.
Laurent Brossoit stopped 23 of 26 Golden Knights shots. He improved to 2-2-0 with a 4.12 GAA and .858 save percentage in five contests.
Jonathan Marchessault scored a power-play goal for Vegas. It was his third goal and ninth point in 15 games.
Malcolm Subban turned aside 35 of 39 shots last night. He allowed two goals on 16 shots in the third period as Vegas conceded a 3-1 lead.
VANCOUVER 5 SAN JOSE 2
Elias Pettersson scored twice for the Canucks. That gives him six goals and 20 points in 14 contests.
Jake Virtanen netted the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He has four goals and seven points in 14 games.
Thatcher Demko stopped 24 of 26 shots last night. He improved to 4-1-0 with a 1.78 GAA and .938 save percentage in five starts.
At the other end of the ice, Aaron Dell kicked out 23 of 28 shots. He’s 2-3-0 with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage in six games.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored a goal for the Sharks. It was his second goal and third point in 15 contests.
LOS ANGELES 4 CHICAGO 3 (OT)
Jonathan Toews scored a goal for the Blackhawks, which came at 18:21 of the third period and forced overtime. It was his second goal and third point in 12 games.
Drew Doughty netted the overtime winner. He’s up to four goals and 10 points in 14 contests.
Fellow Kings defenseman Matt Roy also scored a goal. It was his first point in 14 games.
Jack Campbell stopped 24 of 27 Blackhawks shots. He has a 3-3-0 record, 3.14 GAA, and .881 save percentage in six starts.