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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.

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Gary To

It’s not a blind pass, it’s jumbo vision!


That’s sweet!!


Yeah love this! “Jumbo Vision.” He would often look over his shoulder well before picking up the puck and then somehow track people peripherally. Beautiful assist and goal! (Miss Jumbo!)

[…] San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture says “blind” pass to Evander Kane was not exactly blind. He just knew where Kane was going to be. (San Jose Hockey Now) […]

timorous me

What’s really interesting about this play is that Labanc’s pass to Couture, for the second assist, is almost a mirror image of Couture’s to Kane. I think it’s fair to say they’re both not blind, but more behind-the-back type passes. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a goal set up by a pair of them!

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