San Jose Sharks Saturday game wrap: Flyers hand Sharks their fourth straight loss 2-1 in OT

February 11, 2017

NHL, San Jose Sharks

Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds, right, celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal past San Jose Sharks’ Aaron Dell during overtime of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 2-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By Barbara Mason

The San Jose Sharks have been struggling of late dropping their last three games. The Sharks took on the Philadelphia Flyers in the city of brotherly love looking to get back on track. The Sharks are looking for some brotherly love in the form of a win over Philadelphia after suffering a real skid. in the past the team has bounced back nicely after a string of losses. The Oilers and Ducks are now nipping at their heels obviously appreciating the current losing streak as the Sharks drop loss number four  in row 2-1 at Wells Fargo Center.

The first period was a good one for the Flyers who took more shots on goal than the Sharks however neither team was able to find the net and the 0-0 score was a disappointment for both teams.

San Jose came out with a lot more energy in the second period having some great scoring opportunities but again both teams came up empty and the 0-0 score prevailed.

At 6:22 in the third period Philadelphia was finally able to break the stalemate scoring off the stick of Ivan Provorov taking the 1-0 lead. San Jose needed to pick it up to avoid a fourth consecutive loss. With 11:33 left in the game San Jose went on the power play in a critical moment of this game for the Black and Teal. San Jose would cash in on the power play when Patrick Marleau scored his 20th goal of the season tying up the game 1-1. San Jose would now be looking for the go-ahead goal. The Sharks had really picked up the pace of this game. As the period began to wind down the Sharks kept the Flyers out of the net in a wild power kill for San Jose and the teams would go into overtime.

In a breakaway due to a unfortunate turnover by San Jose Philadelphia would score off the stick of Wayne Simmonds and hand the Sharks their fourth loss in a row, a season high. San Jose’s goalie Aaron Dell kept the Sharks in a game that they didn’t deserve to win in the first place. While San Jose did have a goal taken away from them in this game the majority of the play was not at the usual Black and Teal standard.

“They came out hard. We had a chance and tied it up. Your always disappointed when you don’t get that extra point,” said captain Joe Pavelski.

San Jose has little time to dwell on this loss as they are back on the ice early tomorrow as they take on the New Jersey Devils.

 

 

 

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