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Quick out of the gate, Sharks win again
Barclay Goodrow's Gordie Howe Hat Trick helps pace SJ
11/12/19 - By Mike Lee -

Things are starting to return to normal. At least, the last four games would suggest so. The Sharks continue to take advantage of home ice, winning their fourth straight game and righting the ship a bit after their horrific start. The Sharks knocked off the Pacific Division leading Edmonton Oilers by a 6-3 score, jumping on the Oilers early and never looking back. The Sharks scored the game's first four goals, then coasted to their 8th victory of the season behind 11 losses.

The objective entering Tuesday night's game was shutting down the Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl show. The pair had combined for 64 points entering play, and managed to record a goal and 2 assists between the tandem, but the Sharks didn't let them go wild. When you put 6 goals on the board, you have room to slip against scoring machines like those two players.

It wasn't a shot fest for San Jose, but when they did put pucks on net, they were on target.

San Jose grabbed a 1-0 lead at 4:04 of the opening period when Brent Burns fired a shot from the top of the left circle, catching the upper right corner of the net for his 4th goal of the season. The Oilers briefly argued that the puck hit the right post, before banking over to the left post and out, but replay clearly showed the puck wrapping around the back of the net.

Evander Kane made it a 2-0 lead 3 minutes later when he punched home a rebound off a Logan Couture shot. Couture ripped a shot from the high slot, catching Oilers goaltedner Mike Smith in the chest. The shot bounced over the right side where Kane was swooping in on net for the easy deposit.

A Tim Heed blast from the right point at 11:12 ended up in the Edmonton net after Patrick Marleau got his stick blade on the shot, deflecting it past Smith for his 4th goal of the season.

San Jose picked up where they left off to open the 2nd period. After cycling the puck out of the right corner, Timo Meier fired a shot from the top of the right circle. Barclay Goodrow was fending off a defender as he lurked in front of the right post, but was able to get his stick blade on the shot, deflecting it over Smith's glove hand for his 5th goal of the season.

Things were humming along, until Draisaitl whipped a puck at the Sharks net from the blueline, but defenseman Brent Burns tried to knock the shoulder height shot down with his stick, but he ended up deflecting the shot past Martin Jones to end the shutout bud. The goal was Draisaitl's 15th of the season.

Tomas Hertl got the attention of the Oilers at 15:27 of the period when he hit McDavid with a hip check in open ice. Zack Kassian immediately went after Hertl, who had drawn an interference penalty for his tap on the Oilers captain. Brandon Manning went haywire and tried to fight Hertl, but Goodrow got in the way.

Rather than enjoying a power play for Hertl's transgression, the two teams skated 4-on-4 and Manning headed to the showers after taking a game misconduct for his bad behavior. When Hertl's penalty expired, he left the box then poked at an Erick Karlsson shot that landed in front of Smith. Hertl connected with the puck, sliding it between Smith's pads for his 8th goal of the season.

The goal pushed the Sharks lead back to four goals, but irritated the Oilers even more, given what initiated events that led to the flurry of penalties.

Edmonton cut into the Sharks lead at 9:08 when San Jose coughed up the puck in their own end. McDavid grabbed the turnover near the end line before pushing it out to Draisaitl near the bottom of the right circle. Draisaitl then spotted Kassian on the left post, feeding him with a quick one-time pass of the McDavid feed. Kassian tried to redirect the pass into the Sharks net, but it hit the left post. The Oilers forward was able to hack at the rebound, trickling it over the net for the Oilers 2nd goal of the game.

San Jose answered when Time Meier deflected an Erik Karlsson shot while parked in the slot. Karlsson wound up on a shot from the right point, and Meier changed its trajectory for his 5th goal of the season.

Sam Gagner added a late score to cap the scoring at 6-3.

Game Notes:

* Barclay Goodrow recorded the Gordie Howe Hat Trick with his assist on Timo Meier's goal. It was this first of its kind for Goodrow in his NHL career.

* Patrick Marleau recorded his 555th career goal in the 1st period. Marleau sits 28th all tie in goals scored and trails Johnny Bucyk by a lone tally. The goal was Marleau's 40th career tally against the Oilers.

* Evander Kane's goal was the 9th off Mike Smith. That's the largest number of goals against any one goaltender for Kane.

* The Sharks had the worst goal differential when skating 5-on-5 in the NHL. Their +3 will help offset their league worst -22.

* Tomas Hertl celebrated his 26th birthday by extending his goal scoring streak to 4 games.


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1 2 3 T
EDM 0 1 2 3
SJ 3 2 1 6
1st period - 1, SJ, Burns 4 (Sorensen, Simek), 4:04. 2, SJ, Kane 11 (Couture, Dillon), 7:27. 3, SJ, Marleau 4 (Heed, Thornton), 11:12.
2nd period - 4, SJ, Goodrow 5 (Meier, E. Karlsson), 1:26. 5, EDM, Draisaitl 15 (Gagner, Bear), 9:57. 6, SJ, Hertl 8 (E. Karlsson, Couture), 17:34.
3rd period - Kane, SJ (unsuccessful penalty shot), 3:36. 7, EDM, Kassian 6 (Draisaitl, McDavid), 9:08. 8, SJ, Meier 5 (E. Karlsson, Goodrow), 10:30. 9, EDM, Gagner 1 (Russell, Nygard), 12:18.
1st period - Nygard, EDM (high sticking), 15:48; Kane, SJ (hooking), 16:28.
2nd period - M. Karlsson, SJ (high sticking), 2:48; Nugent-Hopkins, EDM (tripping), 12:15. Kassian, EDM (roughing), 15:27; Manning, EDM (fighting major), 15:27; Manning, EDM (game misconduct), 15:27; Hertl, SJ (interference), 15:27; Goodrow, SJ (fighting major), 15:27.
3rd period - Draisaitl, EDM (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:04.
Shots Saves
EDM - Smith 25 19
SJ - Jones 24 21
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
EDM 9 6 9 24
SJ 8 8 9 25
Power Play Conversion
EDM 0 of 2
SJ 0 of 3
3 Stars of the Game
Erik Karlsson
Timo Meier
Barclay Goodrow
SAP Center - 15,567
Referees: Dwyer, O'Rourke. Linesmen: Baker, Shewchyk.
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