Devils take 4-3 OT decision from Sharks

The New Jersey Devils tied the San Jose Sharks with ten seconds left and later defeated the Sharks in a shootout at the SAP Center in San Jose on Mon Jan 16, 2023 (@NJDevils photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Monday, January 16, 2023

Jack Hughes scored the game-tying goal with 10 seconds remaining in the third period, and New Jersey prevailed in the shootout to earn a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks Monday at SAP Center.

Following a scoreless overtime period, Tomas Tatar scored the only goal in the shootout, as the Devils (29-12-3, 61 points) won their fifth straight game and seventh straight on the road,

Devils captain Nico Hischler had a goal and two assists, and Ondrej Palat had a pair of assists for New Jersey. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek made 29 saves.

Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, and Michael Eyssimont had two assists for San Jose (13-29-9, 35 points), which has a 2-6-2 record over its last 10 games.

James Reimer stopped 38 of New Jersey’s 41 shots on goal.

Hughes tallied the equalizer when his shot from the left face-off circle redirected off Karlsson’s stick for his 29th goal of the season.

New Jersey took a 1-0 lead just 29 seconds into the first period on a Ryan Graves wrister, coming on a 2-on-1 break during New Jersey’s first shift.

The game was held up with 3:59 left in the first period when the kickplate on a door behind the Sharks’ net needed repair. The teams left the ice, took an early intermission, completed the first period, then switched ends to begin the second period.

Meier tied the game at 1-1 with a one-timer at the side of the net at 16:44, and Karlsson gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with a power play goal at 19:56 with a shot from the point through traffic. Karlsson’s assist on Meier’s goal was his 44th this season.

Hischier scored at 11 seconds of the third period with a one-timer from between the circles, tying the game at 2-2.

Nick Bonino put the Sharks back ahead at 3-2 at 5:56 of the third period, four seconds after a San Jose power play expired. Bonino’s spinning shot came on a rebound from Eyssimont’s original shot.

San Jose forward Kevin Labanc was a healthy scratch.

The Sharks host Dallas on Wednesday.

San Jose Sharks with Charanbir Mahal: Sharks hope to turn it around against New Jersey in rare day game

The San Jose Sharks are hoping to forget all about last Fri Jan 13, 2023 game against the Edmonton Oilers and hope to turn it around today against the New Jersey Devils at SAP Center in San Jose (photo from

On the Sharks podcast Charanbir Mahal:

#1 Last game last Friday night at SAP Center in San Jose a touch conclusion for the San Jose Sharks (12-23-8) who got blasted 7-1 by the Edmonton Oilers 28-12-3.

#2 The Oilers Connor McDavid who turned 26 on Friday scored two goals as the Oilers can always rely on McDavid.

#3 McDavid was unstoppable against the Shark. McDavid extended his point streak against San Jose to 12 games.

#4 Tough game for the Sharks goaltender Kappo Kahkonen who allowed all seven shots and saved 34.

#5 Sharks hosting the New Jersey Devils who are a force in the NHL on defense and offense. The Sharks have lost seven of their last ten games. Charanbir talks about what are their chances for today’s game at SAP Center.

Charanbir Mahal is a reporter for INDTVUSA covering for the San Jos Sharks and also guests for the San Jose Sharks podcasts at

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: NJ’s Severson goal come up big against Rangers; Jackets Marchenko’s hat trick does the trick against Canes; plus much more

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers at Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey on Sat Jan 7, 2023 (AP News photo)

#1 Damon Severson of the New Jersey Devils scored at 2:17 in overtime to help New Jersey get a 4-3 win in overtime against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center in Newark. Severson stole the puck away from the Rangers Alex Lafreniere and went two on one with it against Nico Heschier to score the gamer.

#2 Columbus Blue Jackets Kirill Marchenko picked up his first NHL hat trick that help defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Saturday. Kent Johnson contributed with the game winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout stanza for the win.

#3 On Friday night the Nashville Predators Ryan McDonagh got a first goal of the season after playing in 31 games. McDonagh got a pass from Ryan Johansen and avoided the Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lingren’s left pad with a back handed goal to beat the Caps 4-3.

#4 The Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad scored two power play goals as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Detroit Red Wings at Little Casers Pizza Arena on Friday 3-2.

#5 In a game that’s coming up on Saturday night at SAP in San Jose the Boston Bruins who are 30-4-4 face off with the San Jose Sharks 12-20-8. The Bruins always show up but can the Sharks play up to the level tonight?

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Forsberg and Sissons lead Nashville to 6-1 win in Anaheim; Canes Raanta shutsout Panthers 4-0; plus more NHL news

Nashville Predators center Juuso Parssinen, center, misses the puck on a rebound with Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, left, and right wing Troy Terry defending during the second period at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Fri Dec 30, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Nashville Predators Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists, Colton Sissons scored a goal and an assist as the Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim 6-1.

#2 Matt the Predators also got scoring help from Yokov Trenin, Thomas Novak, Roman Josi, and Nino Niederreiter the win ended Nashville’s two game loss streak.

#3 Jesperi Kokaniemi supplied the offense for the the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4-0 defeat over the Florida Panthers. Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta saved 19 shots on goal by the Panthers and picked up his first shoutout for the 2022-23 campaign.

#4 The New Jersey Devils got a two goal win over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. The Pens Jack Hughes scored two goals and teammate Nico Hischier scored a shorthanded goal as the Devils (13-2-1) are one of the hottest road teams in the NHL.

#5 Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon skated for the first time since his Dec 5 upper body injury. MacKinnon practiced at the morning skate on Friday and might get into Saturday’s line up against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Ovechkin is #2 on all time NHL goals list; Pastrnak scores twice in 4-3 Bruins win; plus much more

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin reacts in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Washington DC on Thu Dec 22, 2022 (AP News photo)

On NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin scored career goals 801 and 802 to tie and pass Gordie Howe for second on the all time NHL list. Ovechkin scored at 18:22 in the first period and at 19:22 in third period Ovechkin scored goal number 802. The Caps defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1.

#2 The Boston Bruins David Pastrnak scored twice for the Bruins 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils for their fourth straight win. Pastrnak extends his point streak to 11 games.

#3 Good things are happening for the Carolina Hurricanes they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday 6-5. The Hurricanes hit a point streak of 14 consecutive games. Hurricanes have now won eight straight games and The Flyers lost goaltender Carter Hart who stopped six out seven shots after suffering an upper body injury.

#4 The Colorado Avalanche’s Samuel Girard scored at 4:17 in the overtime stanza to help defeat the Nashville Predators on Friday at Bridgestone Arena. The Aves Evan Rodrigues said “We’ve been fighting, grinding out wins, low-scoring games,” Rodrigues said. “Even when we’re down, guys believe we can come back.”

#5 The Las Vegas Knights Chandler Stephenson picked up four points and scored in the shootout stanza to defeat the St Louis Blues 5-4. Stephenson scored a goal and had three assists.

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Sharks Can’t Follow Up First Win, Drop 2-1 Dud to Devils

New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) reaches out for the puck against San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl(48) during first period action at the Prudential Center in Newark on Sat Oct 22, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Matthew Harrington

Any boost Thursday’s win over the New York Rangers gave the Sharks was gone by Saturday afternoon. San Jose lost to New Jersey Devils 2-1 at the Prudential center. New Jersey outshot San Jose 36-22, including 20-8 in the pivotal second period. The Sharks Fall to 1-6-0 in the first seven games.

Ygor Sherangovich and Dawson Mercer scored for the Devils, while Kevin Labanc had the lone Sharks tally. Despite the loss, San Jose goalie Kaapo Kähkönen turned in a strong performance in net, making 34 saves on 36 attempts.

Sherangovich opened the scoring in the second period, pickpocketing Marc-Edouard Vlasic before beating Kähkönen one-on-one 13:21 into the second period. Mercer scored on the power play at the 15:43 mark after taking a Nico Hischier pass in the slot, missing on the initial chance but converting on the rebound for the 2-0 lead.

New Jersey also had a goal disallowed after review found Nico Hischier directed the puck into the net with a distinct kicking motion. Labanc breathed new life into the Sharks just 32 seconds later, skating in on the rush and looking pass to Nico Sturm but instead firing the puck on MacKenzie Blackwood for his first goal since November 22nd of last season.

He appeared in only 22 games last season due to injury. Scott Harrington and Oskar Lindblom assisted for their first helpers as Sharks. The Sharks face a surprisingly tough task if they want to split the road trip Sunday. They face the 3-1-0 Philadelphia Flyers who are thriving under new coach John Tortorella despite expectations to the contrary.

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks relieved to get in win column; Snap 5 game skid against Rangers

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) fights for the puck against San Jose Sharks defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65) during the second period at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thu Oct 20, 2022

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 San Jose Sharks (1-5-0) Erik Karlsson’s reaction said it all; arms stretched out in equal parts jubilation and relief. The San Jose Sharks have won their first game of the 2022-23 season at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime.

#2 Len, talk about Sharks goaltender James Riemer stopped 21 out of 23 shots and in the third period he faced only two shots and faced only one shot in overtime.

#3 It certainly was for Sharks general manager Mike Grier and head coach David Quinn a relief to get in the win column for the first time this season.

#4 Len rough schedule when you have to get out of the gate with a four game eastern swing in the second week of the season playing in Belmont, Madison Square Garden, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

#5 New Jersey Devils host the Sharks on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. New Jersey has won their last two games after losing their first two. Len how do you see the Sharks and Devils matching up on Saturday night?

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Quinn, Grier, Sharks get First W With 3-2 OT Win Over Rangers

San Jose Sharks center Luke Kunin (11) celebrates a goal by center Logan Couture (39) against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thu Oct 20, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Matthew Harrington

Erik Karlsson’s reaction said it all; arms stretched out in equal parts jubilation and relief. The San Jose Sharks have won their first game of the 2022-23 season, beating Eastern Conference juggernauts the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime at Madison Square Garden Thursday night.

Karlsson scored the winner 49 seconds into overtime, Radim Simek scored his first goal since December of 2021 and Logan Couture picked up a power play strike in the win that came with added significance.

It marks Sharks Head Coach David Quinn’s first win in teal against the team that sacked him in May 2021 after 3 seasons. Mike Grier, taking the reigns from Doug Wilson as general manager in the offseason, also enjoyed his first win in command.

Karlsson’s OT goal came on a spirited effort that saw the former Norris winner tripped up driving to the net. While he went to the ice, he maintained control of the puck and fed the puck to Timo Meier. Meier took the puck behind the net, dishing to Karlsson in the slot for the winner.

San Jose was up 1-0 after the 1st period thanks to Couture’s power play goal 6:02 into the game (Karlsson assisted for a two point night), but New York scored twice in the first half of the 2nd period on goals from Filip Chytil and NHL points leader Artemi Panarin for a 2-1 lead.

Simek beat Igor Shesterkin with a wrister after trailing Matt Nieto into the slot with 6:50 to go before the second intermission. San Jose entered the 3rd trailing the Blueshirts 21-9 but pressed furiously to a 16-2 3rd period shot differential, but Shesterkin turned aside all shots as a reigning Vezina trophy winner is prone to do. James Reimer was stout in net for San Jose, turning aside 21 of the Rangers’ 23 shots.

The grueling East Coast swing wraps up for the Sharks with two matches in the Tri-State. They face the Devils Saturday before a Sunday showdown with the Flyers.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Matt Harrington: Pens to face Rangers in first round; Sabers overtime win against Blackhawks 3-2; plus more

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evan Rodrigues (9) scores on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender J-F Berube (30) in first period action at PPG Paints in Pittsburgh on Fri Apr 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Pittsburgh Penguins (46-25-11) advanced to the playoffs with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets (37-38-7) 5-3 on Friday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins will face the Rangers for the Eastern Conference first round in game 1.

#2 Both the Buffalo Sabers (32-39-11) and the Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-12) concluded their regular season with the Sabers getting an overtime win over the Blackhawks 3-2 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo Friday. The Blackhawks started out with a 2-0 lead but the Sabers came back and tied it up in the second period 2-2. The Sabers Casey Mittelstadt got the overtime game winning goal at 2:53.

#3 The Boston Bruins lost their last game of the season to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night 5-2 and will face off with the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs will play the Tampa Bay Lightning.

#4 It was the first win for Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price since game 4 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals. It was a landslide of goals scored by the Canadiens 10-2 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night at the Belle Centre. Price stopped 37 shots and it was his 700th start and 712th game with the Canadiens for his 361st career win.

#5 In his first game in five seasons for the Detroit Red Wings goaltender Magnus Hellberg it was like riding a bike you just don’t forget. Hellburg stopped 20 shots by the New Jersey Devils to help in a 5-3 win at the Prudential Center on Friday night. Hellberg played five years in the Kontinental Hockey League before signing an Apr 13th free agent contract with the Red Wings.

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NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Ovechkin close to winning Hart Trophy; Wild’s Kaprizov out for tonight vs. Washington; plus more

The Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin a three time MVP winner is up for the Hart Trophy Award ( file photo)

On the NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 The Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin who has won the MVP three times is up for the Hart Trophy so far with 24 goals, 50 points, and has helped the Capitals to get to first place in the Metropolitan Division.

#2 The Boston Bruins Trent Fredric hit the Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov hitting him into the boards and Kaprizov’s skates got caught up with his teammate Matt Grzelcyk receiving an upper body injury at 10:09 of the second period in the 3-2 Wild win on Thursday night. Kaprizov will not play against the Washington Capitals tonight.

#3 The St Louis Blues dropped their odds a bit losing right winger Vladimir Tarasenko, defensemen Scott Perunovich, and Jake Walman to Coronavirus protocols. Each will miss two games after testing positive for Coronavirus.

#4 The Vegas Golden Knights know how to spoil a reunion as they defeated the New York Rangers 5-1 in the return of former Knights head coach Gerrard Gallant. Gallant was the Knights first coach in their franchise history before being replace by Peter DeBoer on Jan 15, 2020.

#5 Three games were canceled in Canadian cities due to attendance restrictions New Jersey had two games postponed @ Montreal Jan 15 and at Toronto Jan 17th. The Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers were postponed for Jan 18. The Ottawa Senators had three games postponed.

#6 The San Jose Sharks gave Evander Kane his unconditional release today because of a fake Covid 19 card and he will no longer be skating for the Sharks minor league team the San Jose Barracuda. Kane has ability but because of off ice issues is no longer with San Jose.

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