4 Takeaways From Sharks’ Stunning OT Win Against Detroit

The San Jose Sharks have a new way of winning, which has resulted in a little win streak.

Logan Couture, Sharks captain, returned to the ice on Jan. 11, scoring a remarkable overtime goal that won the game for his team against the Detroit Red Wings. If this score sounds familiar, it’s because the Sharks have won three consecutive games by that exact tally. First, they beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Jan. 6, then the Philadelphia Flyers two days later on Tomas Hertl’s third-period natural hat trick. San Jose could win 3-2 to make it into the playoff bracket if this trend continues.

The Sharks can celebrate their win, starting their homestand with a positive note, and taking revenge on the Red Wings. Detroit: Loss of 6-2A week earlier. Even a fake Octopus was thrown onto the ice by the last moments.

Dramatic Return of the Captain

Couture missed three games because he was on the COVID-19 protocol. So it was great to see Couture back in uniform. He scored an unusual, exciting goal while lying down on his back to secure the win for the Sharks. This was a huge bonus for his fans and his crew.

Logan Couture (Gary A. Vasquez – US PRESSWIRE).

Brent Burns, a San Jose defenseman, looked like he was going be the hero for a while. He did however end up with three assists. He was able to flip a shot into the goal crease, and it bounced off Alex Nedeljekovic’s body. Nedeljekovic lost sight of the puck as it travelled slowly across the crease towards the net. Couture, who was getting tangled with two Red Wings, was able to get the puck in the net to end the game at 1:10 in OT.

There was a delay while the officials checked whether Sharks forward Jonathan Dahlen was offside, but the goal stood up.

The most impressive part of the play was Couture’s ability to make a play with all the commotion going on around him, including the octopus, which was ruled not to be part of the play. Couture has been a strong player on his home ice. He scored 11 points in 10 of his last home games.

Sharks continue to own OT

Their success in overtime is a major reason the Sharks make it to the playoffs.

San Jose has a record of 6-0 in OT. They have also won two straight in the extra time. These are critical points for a team looking to catch up in the postseason race. Head coach Bob Boughner says so.

“Those are huge because those are the points you’re looking at the end of the season,” Bob Boughner. “It’s nice to see us in these close games, comfortable in these close games and finding ways to win.”

When a game is over regulation, the Sharks appear extremely confident. The Red Wings saw a marked drop in energy. San Jose just expects these games to win.

S.J. The Evidence It Can Return Quickly

One of the most impressive moments for Sharks came right after they were trailing in the third period. They had outplayed Detroit well, but were held to just one goal by Nedeljekovic (who was fantastic and had 37 saves).

Detroit tied the game in second period. They took the lead in the third period on Nick Leddy’s soft goal. Leddy casually skated through neutral zone and caught San Jose goalie Adin Hills off guard. The Sharks suddenly found themselves in a losing position in a game that they had been dominating.

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Jeffrey Viel provided a gritty answer to Leddy’s goal just 1:20 later. Viel scored on the ice just like Couture. As the puck entered the net, he slid onto the ice and into Nedeljekovic. The play was not challenged by the Detroit bench, as it was evident that he had made incidental contact with Nedeljekovic.

It was Viel’s second goal of the season, and his quick response stopped the Red Wings from gaining any additional momentum.

Raska Makes His NHL Debut

Adam RaskaThe 20-year old forward was able to experience the NHL for the first time, and he did very well.

While he only saw 6:54 of the ice, he was active and had three hits. Raska had six points and a plus-3 rating during 21 games with San Jose Barracuda in the AHL.

It is his hope that many of his NHL games will go as well as the first.