Connect with us

Film Room

GOTTA SEE IT: Couture Says “Blind” Pass to Kane Wasn’t Exactly Blind



Credit: NBCS Bay Area

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.

Welcome to your new home for San Jose Sharks breaking news, analysis and opinion. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe to SJHN+ for all of our members-only content from Sheng Peng and the National Hockey Now network plus an ad-free browsing experience.

Sheng’s Travel Fund

Help fund Sheng's travel! Every dollar goes to the cost of getting to and from Sharks road games.

Click here to contribute to Sheng's travel pool!

Get SJHN in your inbox!

Enter your email address to get all of our articles delivered directly to your inbox.

Hockey Shots

Extra Hour Hockey Training

Cathy’s Power Skating

Sharks Team & Cap Info

SJHN on Facebook