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Sharks drop 4-0 decision to Bruins
SJ loses first two games of road trip
1/22/2023 - By Mike Lee

The Sharks faced long odds playing in Boston on Sunday night. Those odds resulted in a gut-punch loss to the superior Bruins. San Jose had few opportunities to score, and the Bruins converted with skill plays that the Sharks had no answer for in a 4-0 loss at TD Garden. David Pastrnak, Hampus Lindhold and Charlie McAvoy each had a goal and an assist to lead Boston.

This was essentially over before the game reached the midpoint. Boston established a big lead, and the Sharks never really pressured Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark.

Lindholm staked the Bruins to a 1-0 lead 7:16 into the game gathering a Todd Marchand feed as he skated down the slot. The Bruins defenseman sidestepped Mikey Eyssimont then took a stride toward the net before snapping a shot that found the top left corner for his 6th goal of the season.

Joona Koppanen was whistled for holding at 15:36, but the Sharks could not muster a single shot against the NHL's top ranked penalty kill.

McAvoy scored a highlight reel goal 4 minutes into the 2nd period after collecting a drop pass from Pastrnak at center ice. The Bruins forward carried the puck across the bluline and nutmegged Timo Meier, slipping the puck between his skates and slipping past him. McAvoy then powered to the goal before cutting from left to right and sliding the puck past Jame Reimer.

Nick Foligno pushed the Bruins lead to 3 goals just under 4 minutes later. Lindholm snapped a shot from the blueline, into a pack of players. Foligno got a stick blade on the shot, lifting it past Reimer for his 7th goal of the season.

San Jose had little bite in the period, generating a paltry 6 shots on goal. None of which challenged Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark.

Mario Ferraro added to the Sharks woes by taking an elbowing penalty 1:25 into the 3rd period. David Pasternak converted on the ensuing power play with a one-timer from the left dot after the Sharks overloaded the right side of the rink and forgot about the Bruins leading goal scorer. McAvoy carried thepuck out of the tight corner then zipped a pass through the slot to Pastrnak on the off wing.

Jeremy Swayman replaced Ullmark in net after the Bruins starting netminder lost a skate blade. Swayman spelled Ullmark for 2:48 making one save in that span.

Game Notes:

* Timo Meier took exception to Brandon Carlo's bear hug 27 seconds into the game. The two dropped the gloves which is uncustomary for the Sharks leading goal scorer.

* Tomas Hertl continues to struggle offensively. The Sharks forward has scored 1 goal in his last 11 games after his 2-goal night against the Flyers back on December 29th.

* Erik Karlsson was held scoreless for the second consecutive game. that has only occurred three times this season.

* The Sharks recorded 34 hits in the game, led by Jaycob Megna who was credited with 8 hits in the game.

* The Sharks continue on to Detroit, where they will play the Red Wings on Tuesday


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1 2 3 T
SJ 0 0 0 0
BOS 1 2 1 4
1st period - 1, BOS, Lindholm 6 (Marchand, Smith), 7:16.
2nd period - 2, BOS, McAvoy 4 (Pasternak, Grzelcyk), 4:08. 3, BOS, Foligno 7 (Lindholm, Koppanen), 7:46.
3rd period - 4, BOS, Pastrnak 36 (McAvoy, Marchand), 2:40, (pp).
1st period - Meier, SJ (fighting major), 0:27; Carlo, BOS (fighting major). 0:27; Koppanen, BOS (holding), 15:36.
2nd period - Eyssimont, SJ (interference), 3:42; Marchand (holding), 3:42; Eyssimont, SJ (tripping), 7:59; Eyssimont, SJ (interference), 10:37; Bench, BOS (too many men), 15:37.
3rd period - Ferraro, SJ (elbowing), 1:25; Meier, SJ (tripping), 17:25.
Shots Saves
SJ - Reimer 22 18
BOS - Ullmark 17 17
BOS - Swayman 1 1
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
SJ 5 5 8 18
BOS 7 9 6 22
Power Play Conversion
SJ 0 of 2
BOS 1 of 4
3 Stars of the Game
Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindmark
Linus Ullmark
TD Garden - 17,850
Referees: #31 Michael Markovic, #40 Steve Kozari. Linesmen: #59 Steve Barton, #56 Julien Fournier.

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