Up one goal on Saturday night, 4:36 left, the San Jose Sharks couldn’t have felt good about going on the penalty kill.
After all, in the previous four contests, the Sharks PK had given up eight goals.
But they came up big in what would be a San Jose 5-4 triumph: Not only did they hold the St. Louis PP scoreless in three attempts, they allowed just a single shot.
“It’s little adjustments,” Devan Dubnyk said. “We talked about the last game, the goal that went in.”
While Dubnyk didn’t specify which goal in the Sharks’ 3-2 loss to the Blues on Thursday, it was probably the same one that I highlighted in Friday’s Winning Play.
This Mike Hoffman marker was the only 5-on-4 PP goal that night: St. Louis’s other goals were 6-on-5 and 4-on-3.
So how did the San Jose Sharks’ penalty kill adjust on Saturday? And how can the 22nd-ranked penalty kill carry this momentum going forward?
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