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Notes #40: 5 Goals for Meier! Sharks Topple Kings 6-2

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The San Jose Sharks welcome the Los Angeles Kings to SAP Center. It wasn’t much of a welcome though, as Timo Meier made franchise history by scoring five goals — he’s the first San Jose Sharks player in team history to achieve that feat — and the Sharks crowned the Kings 6-2.

Period One

Meier goal: And that’s why you put your five most-skilled players on the same power play. Good read by Burns to enter zone by himself instead of typical drop pass, then high-end puck movement from Karlsson to Burns to Meier.

Eight in: Fantastic defensive-offensive shift from Karlsson. Breakouts under duress, vision and aggressive play in OZ.

Nine left: Anderson did just take Karlsson on outside there. Not great D there.

Seven left: Couple examples of Ferraro and Burns holding pack on pinching on less than 50-50 pucks.

Six left: Like the San Jose Sharks system calls for, Karlsson up in middle of OZ, short circuiting Kings breakout, and he has proper forward support. Good defensive hockey.

Five left: Big save by Reimer on Danault in slot. Danault then pickpockets Meier attacking in NZ.

Balcers goal: Great individual effort by Hertl to keep puck up top from Maatta. That’s just a super high-skill play.

Reimer on Roy, Sharks lost him. Great save. Reimer is back in full effect.

Okay, maybe not. After a couple Meier goals for the hat trick, Reimer lets in one that should’ve been stopped to Kopitar. Breathing new life into Kings. That said, big Reimer saves earlier in the period set up San Jose Sharks to go bananas on Quick.

Period Two

GOTTA SEE IT: Meier 1st Shark to Score 5 Goals in a Game

Period Three

Seven in: Merkley behind net, turns one way, doesn’t adjust to forecheck, meaning he tries to get puck through his committed way instead of adjusting. I mean who cares in a game like this? But those are small details that he has to work on with time.

Palpable buzz any time that Meier touches the puck — crowd knows that they’re watching history.

Get-Meier-Six power play coming up.

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