Henry Thrun has NHL debut to remember propelling Sharks to victory in overtime 4-3

Photo courtesy of San Jose Sharks. Kevin Labanc and Noah Gregor celebrate a goal together against the Winnipeg Jets.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

SAN JOSE- On home ice the Sharks played a solid game against the Golden Knights winning in overtime by a final of 4-3. 

In goal tonight for the Sharks was James Reimer while Laurent Brossoit got the start for the Golden Knights.

Making his NHL debut tonight was prospect Henry Thrun for the Sharks while Thomas Bordeleau made his season debut for San Jose.

The game got off to a quick start as just 4:16 into the first Mario Ferraro scored on a slap shot breaking the ice early. On the goal Henry Thrun was also awarded an assist getting his first NHL point in his first game.

A little later in the period Oskar Lindblom tapped home a beautiful feed from Mario Ferraro making it a 2-0 game. Once again Thrun got an assist on the goal along with Ferraro showing exactly why San Jose acquired him.

It was not all good news in the first for the Sharks though as on a misplay with the puck behind the net by Reimer Vegas capitalized. Nicolas Hague was the one to tap it into the wide open net scoring his third goal of the season.

After the first the shots favored San Jose 6-5.

Early on in the second the Sharks found themselves in penalty trouble as Erik Karlsson headed to the box for tripping.

On the power play Vegas scored as Ivan Barbashev potted his 15th goal of the season tying the game up at two.

Later in the period the Sharks found a response as Martin Kaut fead a nice pass to Thomas Hertl who tapped in his 21st goal of the season. Jacob Peterson also got an assist on the goal. 

At the end of the second the shots still favored San Jose at 11-9. 

In the third Vegas did not go away without a fight as on a bouncing puck out front Michael Amadio banged it home to tie the game back up at three. 

The Sharks were hit with a late scare in the third as with less than five minutes left Jacob MacDonald took a tripping penalty putting the Golden Knights on the power play. 

San Jose was able to kill off the penalty and pushed the game to overtime. 

In overtime on a terrible turnover by Alex Pietrangelo the Sharks rushed back the other way with Logan Couture leading the pack. All alone Couture was able to capitalize and send Sharks fans home happy with an overtime win. 

“I was just trying to keep it simple and enjoy the first couple of shifts,” Henry Thrun said postgame. 

The Sharks next game will be on Saturday against Arizona on the road at 7 p.m. 

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