San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks just ain’t right without Couture file photo: San Jose Sharks Logan Couture (39) skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets Seth Jones (3) in Saturday’s Jan 4th game in Columbus

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The loss of Logan Couture has struck this team on many levels but his leadership is vastly missed.

#2 Couture is very well depended on by his teammates and TSN says Couture is expected to be out for the next six weeks a long time when you depend someone like that.

#3 The Sharks last two games have risen concerns they were defeated on Tuesday night in Arizona by the Coyotes 6-3 and let in three goals in the third period that made the difference for the Coyotes.

#4 Then on Thursday a 4-0 shutout loss to the Colorado Avalanche it was all Aves as they scored twice in the first period and twice the second period Shark goaltender Marty Jones faced 38 shots and allowed in all four goals.

#5 The Sharks conclude this rugged three game road trip tonight in Vancouver as they face the Cancuks at Rogers Place Mary sets this one up for us.

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Sharks buried by Avalanche 4-0 photo:

~ By Pearl Allison Lo

~ Colorado broke their four-game losing streak big, matching those games with goals in a shutout over San Jose Thursday. 

The Sharks meanwhile continued on a four-game road streak slide and ended a seven-game streak of scoring at least two goals. They last went scoreless on the last day of December. 

It was the Avalanche’s first shutout since November 12 and goalie Philipp Grubauer’s first of the season.  

Sharks’ defenseman Brent Burns did not mince words postgame, “…vicious cycle of getting behind and trying not to make mistakes, not helping the next guy. Tough to play when you’re nervous…an unacceptable game.”

Martin Jones returned to action for San Jose after last goaltending January 5 and faced 38 shots. He stayed in net the whole game and was able to keep Colorado off the board in the third.

San Jose went down at least 2-0 for the second game in a row. The Avalanche accomplished this by scoring a pair of goals in each of the first two periods, two via the faceoff which they won by a 63.2% to 36.8% clip. No one player stood out this time, but instead the points were spread out between eight players. 

In the first, it was a tale of two ends as the Sharks were caught at the start and finale of the stanza.  

Colorado took 45 seconds and one shot to cash in their first prize. They won the puck direction as Valeri Nichushkin grabbed the loose puck in the neutral zone. Burns slid in to defend when it got to San Jose’s zone, but Nichushkin was able to play keepaway and obtain the 1-0 score. 

In between goals, Jones stopped a breakaway by Mikko Rantanen and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare off a 2-on-1.

At 19:53, Cale Makar took the puck from Nazem Kadri off a faceoff win, skated left and rang the bell through traffic, as the puck deflected three seconds before intermission. 

Action settled down between the pipes in the second until almost the 10-minute mark but in the end, the Avalanche increased their margin by two more goals and two more shots. 

Ryan Graves’ 3-0 goal mimicked the previous one in that it came right off the faceoff and went through traffic, but it was cleaner and quicker.  

The Sharks had a bit of life when they got a power play opportunity at 11:53. Joe Thornton hit the post during the advantage, but eventually things turned sour again with a shorthanded score. After Barclay Goodrow was pinched going into the zone, Matt Calvert went on a breakaway, as he raced to the loose puck in the neutral zone and put the puck in net around Jones before crashing into him. 

In the third, Goodrow hit the post shorthanded when Brenden Dillon was in the box at 13:33.

Things came to a head at 15:43 when Kadri and San Jose’s Timo Meier received 10-minute misconducts and Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog got a two-minute roughing. The Sharks’ Evander Kane was whistled for interference a minute later, speculation his act was for a hit to Joe Thornton’s back by Nikita Zadorov in the opening half of the first. 

Up Next: San Jose will try to cap their road trip and start off the All-Star break with a win Saturday in Vancouver versus the Canucks at 7pm. 

Coyotes hold off ‘desperate’ Sharks with late empty-net goals 6-3 photo: Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) scores a goal as Coyotes center Christian Dvorak (18), San Jose Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro (38) and Sharks defenseman Radim Simek (51) look on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz.

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. — If there’s such a thing as key empty-net goals, the Arizona Coyotes came up with two of them to put away the San Jose Sharks Tuesday.

With the Sharks mounting a late rally, Hunter Garland and Taylor Hall each converted empty-netters to seal a 6-3 victory, as Arizona moved back into first place in the NHL Pacific Division while snapping a three-game losing skid and stopping San Jose’s winning streak at two.

With the Coyotes leading 4-2 in the third period, Evander Kane scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season on the power play to pull the Sharks to within 4-3.

In the final two minutes, Conor Garland and Taylor Hall each popped in empty-net tallies while San Jose was employing a sixth attacker.

“It was just simple plays that got us back in it in the third period,” Hall, who had two goals and an assist, said. “In that third period, we played to our talent really well.”

Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said, “I liked our response against San Jose. They were making a press there in the second. They’re a good team; we were playing a desperate team and I thought we answered the bell when we had to.”

Kessel’s 10th goal of the season for Arizona opened the scoring at 12:03 of the first period. After Derek Stepan dug the puck out along the boards in the neutral zone, he sent a headman pass to Kessel, who fired a wrister from the right circle over San Jose goaltender Aaron Dell’s glove and off the crossbar.

Arizona made it 2-0 on its second power play opportunity. With Stefan Noesen serving a tripping minor, Kessel scored his second goal of the night, taking a centering pass from Christian Dvorak from behind the net and sent a one-timer from the slot past Dell at 5:01 of the second period.

San Jose responded at 6:42 of the second when Kevin Labanc mopped up on Kane’s original shot from just outside the crease, pushing It past Adin Hill, cutting the Arizona lead to 2-1.

Nearly three minutes later, Timo Meier scored the equalizer on his 16th goal of the season. Patrick Marleau threaded the needle on a lead pass to Meier, who slipped a wrist shot past Hill.

“Even in the first period, we played well,” Meier said. “We made some mistakes and gave them some chances. They cashed in on some and in the second period, we came back. We fought back, and in the end, we couldn’t finish it.”

Arizona regained the lead at 17:14 of the second period, when Hall took a rebound and redirected Jordan Oesterle’s original shot from the deep slot for his 11th goal.

Lawson Crouse’s 11th goal of the season put the Coyotes up 4-2 at 8:09 of the third period.

“I thought we were resilient coming back from (being down) 2-0, even at the end on the goalie-pull coming back,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said. “We didn’t execute well enough tonight. It started on our breakouts. I think we were sloppy going back or making clean exits.

“I thought that we got sloppy a little bit on our penalty kills, and that’s what happens.”

The Sharks’ road trip continues at Colorado on Thursday and Vancouver on Saturday before taking their nine-day break.

“We were sloppy on execution, turning over pucks at the wrong time in the wrong situations,” Boughner said. “Give those guys (Coyotes) credit. They played well. I don’t think that we thought we were ever out of the game.

“We kept pushing, but tonight we just weren’t good enough. It’s one of those games where we’re going to have to make some corrections and come out a little more structured against Colorado.”

SHARK BITES: Arizona’s Taylor Hall recorded his 132nd career multi-point game and his third since joining the Coyotes. … Coyotes RW Phil Kessel recorded his 55th career multi-goal game. … San Jose scratches were Logan Couture (injured), Tim Heed and Joachim Blichfeld. Blichfeld was called up from the AHL Barracuda on Monday. … Coming into the game, the Sharks own the NHL’s best penalty kill, killing off 88.2 percent. San Jose also leads the NHL with least power play goals allowed with 20. … Attendance at Gila River Arena was 14,716.

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That’s Amaury News and Commentary: Los Tiburones de San José and the Hispanic Market file photo: Jesus Lopez far left and Vegas Golden Knights Spanish radio crew do the Vegas Knights on 1340 ESPN Radio Deportes

Los Tiburones de San José and the Hispanic Market

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

Amaury Pi-González

SAN JOSE–On October 20,2019 The San José originated the broadcast of the game against the Buffalo Sabres on KIQI 1010/990AM Spanish radio, SAP on NBCSCA,as well as on social media. Two days later, on October 22 The National Hockey League (NHL) announced they launched a Spanish language website,available to hockey fans.

The new site,, is part of the League’s ongoing efforts to reach new audiences and engage fans worldwide, sharing on- and off-ice stories of players, moments, and milestones(now with Spanish) in nine different languages. The Sharks also originated a Spanish language broadcast back in 2018.

It is no secret that the Sharks play in a city where Hispanics are the majority of residents. Official figures from the last US Census revealed that the San José Hispanic community is the majority,with 33.2 percent of the total population of the city. In a few month a new US Census will take place and those numbers are projected to be even higher.

San José is one of the most affluent cities in the United States,with medium household income of over $83.000. When it comes to concentrations of venture capital in the US, Silicon Valley is one of the largest in total investments and by itself is the 19th largest economy in the world. The Silicon Valley region also is ‘número uno’ in global capital.

Hispanics are truly rooted in San José.As a matter of fact,the first civic settlement in California was founded by José Joaquin Moraga in 1777 as a Spanish farming community in San José, It was named El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. St.Joseph in English. California has come full circle.During the publishing of the California Constitution in 1849 it decreed that all laws must be published in Spanish and English. Originally for the first 30 years California was a bilingual State and all documents had to be published in both languages.

In the 1980’s a person I worked for who founded a radio network in California told me “I will not see it,but you might see it, the ‘reconquest’ of California is coming and this State will have more Hispanics than anyplace else in the country”. He was correct. Many of us have witnessed this demographic increase. I definitely have since I arrived in the Bay Area from New York in 1969.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights,who in their maiden season (2017-2018) made it all the way to the Stanley Cup, is one of the NHL teams now carrying their games in Spanish language,among others in Southern California and Florida.

Who knows what this new decade will bring.

Sharks Beat Stars 2-1, Marleau Scores Game Winner in 1700th Game photo: San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) congratulates Patrick Marleau (12), who scored a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 11

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE– Patrick Marleau scored the game-winner in his 1700th career game as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday. Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks and Aaron Dell made 27 saves in the win. Jamie Benn scored for Dallas and Anton Khudobin made 24 saves in the loss. The Sharks have now won five of their last eight games, and earned points in seven of their last ten. The game also ended a six-game winning streak for the Stars.

This was the second game, and second win, for the Sharks after losing Logan Couture to an ankle injury. Of this challenge, Sharks forward Tomas Hertl said that “The best player has to be extra better if we’re missing a player like that but I think last two games was awesome for our team,” with every player doing exactly what he was supposed to do.

Asked whether the Sharks have turned a corner in their season, Sharks interim head coach Bob Boughner said: “I think we’re turning a corner within ourselves internally. I think we’re playing the right way, we’re giving ourselves a chance to win every night. You know, we’re not looking at the standings board yet and we’re not looking too far ahead at the trip.”

This was Joe Pavelski’s first game back in San Jose since signing with the Stars over the summer. The game was preceded by a video tribute and ceremony for the Sharks fan favorite. Pavelksi received a warm welcome from Sharks fans, despite his new colors and new number, 16. (Bill Goldsworthy’s number 8 was retired by the Minnesota North Stars in 1992, just before they moved and became the Dallas Stars.) After 13 seasons with the Sharks and this season with the Stars, Pavelski recently played his 1000th NHL game. His Dallas teammates gave him a trip to Scotland for that, and some of his Sharks teammates got him a watch.

The first period began with a Stars goal in an early power play. Miro Heiskanen passed the puck across the ice to Tyler Seguin, who quickly took a shot for Jamie Benn to deflect in. Assists went to Seguin and Heiskanen. The time of the goal was 1:32.

At 8:57 of the period, Stafan Noesen put a puck in the net after Melker Karlsson kept the puck in the zone by lifting it in the direction of the net. The puck was on its way over the net and Noesen had to lift his stick well above his head to tip the puck. The goal was disallowed with little review.

The Sharks scored for real at 15:33 when Timo Meier’s shot went off of Brent Burns’ skate and under Anton Khudobin. Assists went to Meier and Erik Karlsson.

At the end of the first period, the Sharks had a 9-7 lead in shots and had won 68% of the face-offs.

The Sharks got their first power play of the game at 2:52 of the second, in which they had just one shot. Seconds after the penalty expired, Patrick Marleau picked up a trickling rebound right outside the blue paint to score. Assists went to Tomas Hertl and Brent Burns. It was Marleau’s eighth goal of the season.

As the Sharks went into their second power play of the game, at 11:31, Brent Burns went to the locker room after a hit from Roope Hintz. The penalty was unrelated to that collision and went to Radek Faksa for hooking Erik Karlsson. The Sharks registered no shots during the power play.

Brent Burns did not return to start the third period but was back on the ice in the first five minutes. After the game, Bob Boughner said: “It’s an upper body thing. He tried to come back in the third, and he played through it so I don’t think it’s anything major. But I think we’ll just see tomorrow. We’ll have a better idea tomorrow but I don’t think it’s anything too crazy.”

The teams were tied in shots during the second period at 10 each, and the Stars won 58% of the face-offs.

The Sharks had one penalty to kill in the third period, at 12:37. The Stars recorded one shot in that power play. Dallas pulled their goaltender with just under two minutes left but could not tie the game. The Stars out-shot the Sharks 11-7 in the third and won 67% of the face-offs.

San Jose’s Tomas Hertl and Antti Suomela each took 13 face-offs in the game and each won 8 of them.

The Sharks will next play on Tuesday in Arizona against the Coyotes at 6:00 PM PT.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks host former teammate Pavelski and Dallas tonight at SAP Center file photo: Former San Jose Shark Joe Pavelski says it’ll feel awkward coming back to San Jose to play against his former teammates the Sharks on Saturday night

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 After losing to the Washington Capitals and the St Louis Blues in games the Caps and  made a come back on the San Jose Sharks (20-22-4), the Sharks picked up where they left off defeating Columbus Blue Jackets (21-16-8) on Thursday night a team they beat before going into Washington and St Louis.

#2 The Sharks picked up the crucial victory without their team captain Logan Couture whose meant so much to the team

#3 The Sharks Joe Thornton stepped up and scored on a power play goal it was a goal that inspired the Sharks to rally around Thornton

#4 The Sharks contributed with a goal each to help add to the goal total the Sharks getting two goals in the second period and one in the third

#5 Former Shark Joe Pavelski and the Dallas Stars come to SAP Center tonight it’s going to be a special night for Pavelski a long time Shark who contributed many great moments as they Sharks will honor Pavelski with a scoreboard tribute.

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Without Couture Sharks Beat Blazing Blue Jackets 3-1 photo: San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) skates with the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov (44) and goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

By Matthew Harrington

SAN JOSE–Despite missing their captain and top line center, the San Jose Sharks (20-22-4) managed to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Thursday night at the SAP center.

Joe Thornton scored a power play goal and Kevin Labanc and Brent Burns tallied even-strength markers for San Jose. Aaron Dell made 30 saves to pick up his 7th win of the season, only giving up a goal to Sonny Milano off a turnover in an otherwise stellar showing.

Columbus (21-16-8) has only lost two games in regulation over their last 16 games, but both the losses in regular time are at the hands of the Sharks. San Jose also beat the Blue Jackets 3-2 in Columbus last Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the Sharks announced Logan Couture would be out for at least 6 weeks after fracturing his ankle in a game against the St. Louis Blues. For all the doom and gloom that came with the Sharks looking at substantial time without their lone All-Star this year, Thursday didn’t feel like the beginning of the end. Instead, San Jose looked energized to try to build momentum while awaiting his return.

The Sharks fired 33 shots on netminder Elvis Merzlikins and even managed to pick up a power play goal despite missing Couture from the top power play unit. Kevin Labanc, one of the forwards who will be expected to step up and help shoulder the offensive load, started his two-point night by scoring off a rebound 1:01 into the 2nd period.

Later in the period, Joe Thornton scored a very un-Jumbo goal on the power play. With the umbrella shifting, Thornton found himself at the point with the puck. Barclay Goodrow was providing the perfect screen, so the model of the paradigm of pass-first decided instead to shoot the puck. Thornton’s shot beat Merzlikins up high for a 2-0 Sharks lead with 6:32 left in the middle period.

Late in the second, Brent Burns was dogged by Gustav Nyquist and chose to clear the puck out of his corner by wheeling it back up the middle. He didn’t feel the pressure from Milano crashing in while being dogged by his former teammate, so he turned the puck over to Milano right in the slot. Milano dodged the Dell poke check and slipped the puck in the net to ruin Dell’s shutout.

Burns atoned later in the game, scoring a backhand goal of his own off a rebound of a Kevin Labanc shot 2:09 into the 3rd. Labanc picked up an assist for a two-point night and the Sharks held the Blue Jackets scoreless over the remainder of the game to win their first game without their team leader in points.

Saturday night the Sharks welcome back a familiar face to the Shark Tank, with another former captain Joe Pavelski making his first appearance in San Jose since signing with the Dallas Stars in the offseason. Patrick Marleau will be appearing in career game 1,700.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks drop 8 out of 10 in 3-2 loss to the Blues photo:St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) watches as the puck sails past San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in St. Louis.

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 The Sharks (19-22-4) further backed themselves in the corner dropping their eighth out of ten games this time in a one goal game to the St Louis Blues (27-10-7) 3-2.

#2 The Sharks fell short again scoring two goals in the third period but the Blues also scored in the third period to edge the Sharks.

#3 The Sharks got goal help from Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson although short on scoring Meier and Karlsson have been on point on offense.

#4 For Aaron Dell stopped 24 out of 27 shots in goal for the Sharks but it wasn’t enough as the Blues got by.

#5 The Columbus Blue Jackets (20-15-8) are at San Jose on Thursday night the Sharks are desperate to get into the win column after this slide.

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Sharks Captain hurt as Sharks one goal shy again; Lose to St Louis Blues 3-2 photo: San Jose Sharks’ Patrick Marleau falls as he reaches for the puck during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2.

~ By Pearl Allison Lo 

~ San Jose nearly made a comeback a la their previous opponent, the Washington Capitals, but time expired as the Saint Louis Blues prevailed in regulation 3-2 Tuesday.  

After facing the first team overall, the Sharks got the top team in the Western Central.  Saint Louis broke a 0-2-1 slide. 

Erik Karlsson made it 3-2 with 3:10 to go, but goalie Aaron Dell was not sent to the bench until under half a minute remained. 

With just under 12:30 showing on the clock in the second, Vince Dunn and Captain Logan Couture both went for the puck. Dunn slammed Couture as Couture’s left knee went right into the end boards. He had played 9:19 up until then and did not return to the ice.  

Dell has only won one game this season when he has given up three goals. Meanwhile, opposing goalie Jordan Binnington got back into the win column after giving up seven goals in his last outing. 

San Jose’s special teams excelled. Though they committed a penalty in each period, they stifled any scoring and have now done so through their last 11 penalties. Karlsson’s goal came shorthanded and the Sharks’ first goal came on the power play.

San Jose’s Marc-Edouard Vlasic took his first penalty of the season at 12:21 of the first for holding. Dell helped stop a 2-on-1 while facing 10 shots. Binnington battled five.  

The Sharks came out of the locker rooms with a 4-0 shot advantage before experiencing insult and injury. Insult occurred when the Blues put San Jose in a 2-0 hole in less than 90 seconds.  

The Sharks’ Timo Meier passed back to Evander Kane but Brayden Schenn was able to poke the puck loose and send it to Alexander Steen with speed. Steen drop passed the puck as well for Tyler Bozak, who with three players mostly to his left and behind, had space to roof the biscuit at 5:39. It was Steen’s 299th assist for his team. 

Next, Ivan Barbashev went on a breakaway which Dell halted. The puck was corralled by Couture but won by Oskar Sundqvist. With three Sharks in between them, Sundqvist fed Barbashev from along the boards and Barbashev one-timed the puck five seconds after his initial attempt while down on one knee at 6:59.

Saint Louis then added injury to insult with the Couture mishap not long after, though not intentionally. 

The third had a bit of promise as Schenn was whistled for hooking at 1:39 and Goodrow won the faceoff. 17 seconds later, Meier had a shot. Joe Thornton and Karlsson were able to keep the puck from going out as it went around the horn to Karlsson near the blue line twice. Meier took the puck from Karlsson the second time and San Jose got the man advantage goal with Goodrow in Binnington’s face at 2:14. 

The shine of the goal lasted less than two minutes though. Off a faceoff win, David Perron’s shot deflected off Stefan Noesen’s glove and flew by Dell at 4:07. 

The Blues’ Zach Sanford nearly scored 22 seconds later too.

Saint Louis kept at it and it would have been 4-1 when Schenn connected with Jordan Kyrou and him the net, but the tally was brought back for being offsides.

Goodrow was called for cross-checking at 15:41, but it ended up working in the Sharks’ favor. Tomas Hertl passed to Karlsson who got the puck in behind Bennington, but not over the line. Then, when Ryan O’Reilly tried to rescue the disk, it went the wrong way.  

Up Next: The Blues’ Niko Mikkola made his NHL debut and spent 12:31 on ice. 2020 will hit SAP Center for the first time as San Jose plays host for two games, beginning with the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday at 7:30pm.

Sharks Fall to Capitals 5-4 in OT; Losers of seven of their last nine games photo: Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, celebrates his winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game with defenseman John Carlson (74) as San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) skates away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Washington

By Mary Walsh

The San Jose Sharks lost to the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime on Sunday. The Sharks dominated through most of the game, with a second period hat-trick from Evander Kane, and an empty net goal from Logan Couture in the third. But the Capitals came back with two goals in the final minute of the third to tie the game. Washington goals came from Jakub Vrana (2), Nic Dowd, T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made 25 saves in the win, while Sharks goaltender Martin Jones made 24 saves in the loss.

An important bright spot for the Sharks was that they scored two power play goals. With their game going so well, the last-minute collapse was a shock. After the game, Sharks forward Joe Thornton summarized his team’s game as: “It looked good, it looked real good, then all of a sudden just disappeared, real quick.”

Sharks interim head coach Bob Boughner gave the Capitals some credit in the loss:

It’s tough to let that one get away, 4-2 with a minute to go. I mean, you know, third period we didn’t allow a lot five on five. Defensively, we were pretty tight. You could take a million great things out of this game for us but, you know, that’s why they’re leading the league. That’s why they’ve got the most points, because they find ways to win games. As disappointed as I am, I’m pretty content on the way our five-on-five game looks.

The first period was scoreless and penalty free, with the teams very close in shots at 13-10 Sharks. At 1:14 of the second period, Barclay Goodrow tipped a Timo Meier shot into the net. The goal was disallowed, as Goodrow’s stick was too high when he touched the puck.

The Sharks scored their first goal on the power play at 6:25. Joe Thornton picked up a rebound from an Evander Kane shot. He circled around by the boards and then gave the puck back to Kane for a quick shot to the far side of the net. Assists went to Thornton and Timo Meier.

The Capitals got that back at 7:29 when Nic Dowd skated to the net and got a pass from Brendan Leipsic. The Sharks were caught out of position defensively, allowing both Washington skaters to get a step on them. Assists went to Leipsic and Michal Kempny.

Another defensive breakdown by the Sharks left Martin Jones to make a save while Hathaway was tripping over him at 7:56. A slashing penalty to Evander Kane came out of that.

The Sharks killed that off and as soon as the penalty ended, Kane came out of the box and followed Logan Couture into the zone. Couture dropped the puck to him just inside the blue line. As Couture continued to skate to the net, he created a screen for Kane to shoot and score at 10:06. Assists went to Couture and Melker Karlsson.

Kane completed the second period hat trick with a second power play goal at 16:49. Radko Gudas was in the box for slashing Patrick Marleau as they competed for position in front of the net. Erik Karlsson took a shot right up the center and before anyone else could find the puck, Kane caught the rebound and knocked it in. Assists went to Karlsson and Timo Meier.

The Capitals got one back before the period ended, at 18:42. Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s attempt to send the puck around the boards was thwarted by an official’s skate behind the net. T.J Oshie gathered up the puck and sent it to the front of the net where Jakub Vrana was waiting to shoot it in.

The shots were close again in the second period, 12-11 Capitals.

The Sharks held their lead but did not extend it through most of the third period. The Sharks had killed off a Washington power play and failed to score on two of their own. Logan Couture scored into the empty net at 19:00, giving the Sharks the two goal lead.

Washington got one back just 13 seconds later. The Sharks couldn’t get the puck out, under siege from six Washington skaters. When Lars Eller went to center the puck, his pass went off of Mario Ferraro’s skate and to Jakub Vrana in a perfect shooting position. Assists went to Eller and Radko Gudas.

The teams sat for some time then, waiting for an issue to be resolved by officials.

When they got back to play, T.J. Oshie tied the game at 19:45. With their net empty again, and with a clear prevented by a bounce off of an official (again), the puck ended up in the face-off circle, on Oshie’s stick. Assists went to Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom.

The shots in the third period were surprisingly low but shocking for the Sharks, who had only three. The Capitals had six.

The Sharks had some good moments in overtime. Timo Meier broke up a pass to prevent a three-on-one goal at early, then he sent a pass to Brent Burns for a breakaway. Timo Meier had a shot go off of the goal post, and then Burns and Kane had a two-on-one that Holtby stopped. The Sharks got two shots on goal before it was over.

The Capitals responded with a two-on-one against Erik Karlsson. John Carlson carried the puck in and made a pass across to Lars Eller, who scored as Martin Jones slid across to follow the pass. Assists went to Carlson and Holtby. It was Washington’s only shot of the overtime period.

The teams ended the game with 29 shots each.

The Sharks next play on Tuesday in St. Louis against the Blues at 5:00 PM PT.