The Sharks could not continue their two-game eastern win streak tonight, falling to the Ottawa Senators by a score of 4-2.
The Senators took two penalties late in the first period, which the Sharks were unable to convert on. Shots were close and frequent - the Sharks led 13-12 at the end of twenty minutes, but no goals were scored...
Until the beginning of the second period, when Joe Thornton converted at the end of the powerplay to put the Sharks up 1-0.
Thornton goal (1-0 Sharks) pic.twitter.com/fCzl853kl1— Stephanie (@myregularface) December 19, 2015
The Sens got a powerplay of their own almost immediately after, but the Sharks were able to kill it off.
Ottawa got one past Alex Stalock five minutes into the period, and the Sharks took back to back penalties shortly after. Ottawa had a 30 second two-man advantage, but the Sharks once again escaped without allowing a goal. The string of penalties allowed Ottawa to catch up in terms of shot attempts, as can be seen here (the Sharks are blue, obviously:
Alex Stalock let an ugly one in halfway through the third period to put the Senators up 2-1 with about twelve minutes to go (to be fair to Alex, the first shot broke his helmet). They scored again twice before the end of the period, putting the game out of reach for San Jose, despite a late goal by Brent Burns.
Fear the Fin's Three Stars
1) Joe Thornton
2) Joe Pavelski
3) Brent Burns