Sharks 1, Bruins 5: Everything is bad
There wasn’t anything to like about that game.
The Sharks allowed five goals in an away game. Yes, again. And to make it worse, they only scored one goal of their own.
The game started bad and just deteriorated from there. The Sharks only managed 17 shots on goal in the entire game, while the Bruins took 41. More Sharks players did not register a shot (10) than players who did (8). Timo Meier took four; in the entire third period, the Sharks only took five shots on goal.
The Bruins also had eight power play opportunities and scored on two of them, both in the first period.
The Bruins finished their scoring by the end of the second period, but the Sharks still found a way to make the final 20 minutes suck. Specifically, they managed to get almost everyone tossed out of the game—including head coach Peter DeBoer, apparently. Barclay Goodrow, Logan Couture and Evander Kane all got misconducts and finished the game with double-digit PIMs.
The Sharks’ next game is on Friday against the Jets, who are currently playing the Anaheim Ducks.
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16:53: Timo Meier tries to make a pass to the front of the net, but his man (Marcus Sorensen) wasn’t in position.
13:45: Barclay Goodrow takes a tripping penalty against Brad Marchand. It’s his fourth minor penalty of the five-game trip.
12:11: David Pastrnak scores a power-play goal. The Bruins got good movement around the Sharks’ killers, especially since Timo Meier lost his stick blocking a shot about 15 seconds earlier. However, we will have a coach’s challenge for offsides. It looked close, but the puck was across the line before the Bruins’ skaters. The goal stands, and the Sharks go right back to the penalty kill.
11:27: Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane get a shorthanded opportunity!
11:15: The Bruins get a twothree-on-one after Hertl/Kane’s chance fails. Martin Jones moves across to kick for the save.
10:42: Matt Grzelcyk takes a holding penalty and makes me wish I never have to type his name again.
3:35: Tomas Hertl takes an offensive-zone penalty attempting to get a move around Charlie McAvoy along the corner.
2:15: Marchand has a chance on Jones’ glove side but the puck gets away from him...
2:09: But the Bruins keep control of the puck and pass it to the other side. Their other Czech guy scores. He was all alone in the circle.
0:57: The Sharks have a potential two-on-one but the puck didn’t settle.
END FIRST: Sharks 0, Bruins 2
So giving the second-best power play in the NHL three chances? That’s bad and should be avoided going forward. If the Sharks scored on that two-on-one in the final minute of play, I’d be a little more optimistic about the rest of this game. But they couldn’t get full control of the puck, let alone a real scoring chance. That feels like an appropriate metaphor of the Sharks overall this season. And in other bad news, NBCS California said that Logan Couture left the bench a little early.
19:08: Erik Karlsson draws a power play!
18:29: Brent Burns gets a screened goal to put the Sharks in the game. Karlsson skated across the blue line to draw the penalty killers, then passed off to Burns for a quick shot.
16:51: Hertl takes another penalty, this time a trip right in front of Martin Jones’ net.
14:39: At least this Bruins goal wasn’t on the power play? No, that’s probably worse. Charlie Coyle got inside position right at the edge of the crease.
11:29: Chris Wagner goes five-hole on a breakaway. Tim Heed’s attempt to keep the puck in the offensive zone went badly.
10:24: Lukas Radil goes to the box for tripping Matt Grzelcyk. I like this game even less because I’ve had to type that name again.
3:10: Make it 5-1.
END SECOND: Sharks 1, Bruins 5
The Sharks scored a goal in that period! The Bruins scored three of them.
18:52: Evander Kane takes a penalty and Brenden Dillon decides to try to fight Zdeno Chara. This is fun and fine. (This is neither fun nor fine.)
14:16: Lukas Radil takes a high-sticking penalty and Evander Kane decides to try to fight Zdeno Chara.
13:58: Four-on-four, Jake Debrusk for tripping.
7:21: Barclay Goodrow seems to think that fighting Brett Ritchie will spontaneously make the Sharks stop losing. And Peter DeBoer is not on the bench!
6:48: Marchand didn’t like getting hit and made Logan Couture aggressively hug him.
4:18: There’s so many penalties now. So many.
0:16: Timo Meier leaves the game early after taking a fall. The trainer came out to look at him and went down the tunnel after him.
FINAL SCORE: Sharks 1, Bruins 5
The San Jose Sharks are setting up in Joe Thornton’s former stomping grounds, as they get set to take on the Boston Bruins tonight at TD Garden.
The early start time and continued power outages in the Bay Area right now have decommissioned our staff to liveblog this one for you. Check out the comments below for live reactions and updates throughout the game. We’ll be back tomorrow with an analysis of the Sharks’ performance.
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Expected Scratches: Jonny Brodzinski, Trevor Carrick, Noah Gregor
Injured Reserve: Dalton Prout (undisclosed)
Bruins (via NHL.com)
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — Danton Heinen
Anders Bjork — Charlie Coyle — Brett Ritchie
Chris Wagner — Sean Kuraly — David Backes
Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk — Connor Clifton
Expected Scratches: Steven Kampfer
Injured Reserve: Par Lindholm (upper body), Joakim Nordstrom (elbow infection), Kevan Miller (knee), John Moore (shoulder), Anton Blidh (shoulder), Karson Kuhlman (fractured tibia)
Where to Watch
Tonight’s game will begin from TD Garden at 4 p.m. Pacific / 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be broadcast on NBCSCA and NESN. Streaming is available via NHLtv. The radio broadcast will be on 98.5 KFOX in the Bay Area, and available on the NHL app or the Sharks + SAP app.