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Surprise, Sharks End Season With Loss

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The San Jose Sharks close the season at Rogers Place against the Edmonton Oilers. Noah Gregor scored another one, Steven Lorentz added a power play marker, but the Sharks lost 5-2.

Period 1

3 in: Like that Bordeleau shift. Bumped by Bouchard, able to hold. Slot pass to Lorentz misses, but then, on reload, Lorentz able to make a crafty pass to Bordeleau rolling down slot. McDavid all over Bordeleau though, so can’t get a dangerous shot off. But a spark there from someone who’s struggled a little.

Janmark goal: Thrun does a good job disrupting the Janmark entry, but the San Jose Sharks can’t win the loose puck. Then Karlsson, again his pivot, Janmark beats him in a tight space to the net, gets a bounce.

Draisaitl goal: Well, at least the Labanc major wasn’t upheld. Minor penalty about right.

8 in: Peterson can’t bull his way down the slot. But then, Robins makes a pretty good small area pass to Karlsson, but it was a tough area for EK65, Oilers right on him.

Gregor goal: A lot of good action here. Bordeleau is decisive, deceptive on breakout, gets it to open Ferraro. Ferraro enters zone, pulls two Oilers toward, finds Lorentz in slot who’s stoned by Skinner. But then, Lorentz wins it on the forecheck from Bouchard. Then Lorentz finds an open Gregor, shot, rebound, Bordeleau follows up, Gregor cleans up.

You may want the tank, and I get that, but you gotta love a shift where a lot of the Sharks young players put together a complete 200-foot shift. This is hope.

8 left: Thrun stretch pass to Gregor? Beaut.

6 left: Looks like Robins in good center slot position defensively, then he draws a penalty. Nice work.

Same PP1 for San Jose Sharks, Thrun-MacDonald-Gregor-Sturm-Bordeleau on PP2. Bordeleau does good job to find MacDonald up top.

Peterson getting some PK time.

Sharks 5-2 Slot Shots at even strength. A good effort so far, despite the scoreboard.

Period 2

1 in: Bordeleau drags McDavid to net for wraparound. Really like his game so far tonight.

Bouchard goal: Ugly hockey there. Hertl too fine with the clear, doesn’t get far enough, easy counterattack, Bouchard uncovered in fire drill.

6 in: I like Robins’s OZ shift against Ekholm. Some sandpaper there. But then that line can’t get off the ice, minute-plus shift. But some promise there.

Kane penalty: Sharks call a time-out to get their PP1 out there, after an extended delayed penalty shift. Well, you can’t say that Quinn is tanking!

Janmark goal: Karlsson is tired, that’s understandable, but he plays the pass instead of the man there. Left Reimer out to dry. FWIW I’m not sure if a tired Karlsson could’ve caught Janmark this late in his PP shift. So that might’ve been part of Karlsson’s calculation, his best chance to kill play might have been to try to jump the pass.

Lorentz goal: Looks like another Peterson assist. Nine points in 10 games for Peterson.

Sharks 15-8 Slot Shots in All Situations, per Natural Stat Trick, 9-6 High-Danger at 5-on-5. Sharks have played pretty well, all things considered.

Period 3

Kane penalty: Thrun nice find of Bordeleau in slot. TB heels it, that was a Grade-A.

3 in : Lorentz powers away from Ryan, blueline to blueline, whoa. Didn’t see that coming. Then Bordeleau high finds the open weakside winger in Labanc.

10 in: Simek D-to-D to Knyzhov creeping down, good chance. Simek has a little bit of that in his game, just not consistent enough.

9 left: Robins maybe a little slow to close on Kostin. Janmark just needs to lift it over Reimer’s outstretched pad, great save.

7 left: Nice job by Robins, dogged along the wall on Kostin and another Oiler, helps Ferraro kill the play.

Kane goal: Sharks lose track of Kane after Kane high sticks Thrun.

 

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