LOS ANGELES, Calif. — “Logan Couture, blind pass out of the corner.”
That’s how Alex Faust, Los Angeles play-by-play announcer, described it. But that’s not exactly how Couture saw it.
The San Jose Sharks were tied 1-1 late in the second period, when Couture pulled one out of his backpocket.
Couture described this pivotal Evander Kane goal: “I was kind of standing in front on my own for a bit. [Labanc] and Kaner were battling in the corner. Kaner may have fell. Banker did a good job winning that battle and knocking it down to me.
“I looked and made eye contact with Kaner. He’s so quick. His first step is so quick that I know he was gonna beat that d-man to the net. Just kind of threw it into space. He made a great play walking around the goalie. That was a big goal for us.”
Kane appreciated his captain’s “vision”.
This gave the San Jose Sharks a brief 2-1 lead. In the final frame, Dylan Gambrell would score the game-winner, giving the Sharks a 3-2 victory.
This was enough for the San Jose’s first four-game winning streak this season. The San Jose Sharks are now just one point behind the Arizona Coyotes for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division.
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