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What Went Wrong for Sharks on Lafferty Short-Handed Goals? (+)

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“It happens to a lot of players, they get on the power play, and they just abandon what hockey is all about.”

That was head coach David Quinn’s analysis of the two short-handed goals that changed the complexion of the San Jose Sharks’ 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks last night. Before Sam Lafferty struck twice on the kill, the Sharks were up 2-1 in the second period.

I spoke with two NHL scouts to get a better sense of what Quinn meant.

Here’s the first Lafferty breakdown:

For both scouts, this was the critical moment:

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