Each time it appeared like the San Jose Sharks had a possibility to determine some momentum Monday night time, the Minnesota Wild would come again with a greater reaction.
Brent Burns scored a stunning target simply 45 seconds into the primary duration, and the Wild spoke back with two fast targets lower than 8 mins later. The Sharks killed a penalty to Logan Couture early in the second one duration, simplest to peer Minnesota rating at even power in a while after the two-minute name expired.
When all used to be stated and accomplished, the Sharks merely couldn’t stay alongside of Wild, shedding 6-2 at SAP Middle to open what figures to be a grueling eight-game homestand.
Logan Couture additionally scored for the Sharks and Martin Jones stopped 16 of 20 photographs sooner than he used to be changed through Devan Dubnyk on the 10:48 mark of the second one duration.
Even Couture’s target, his team-leading tenth of the season with simply over 8 mins left in the second one duration, used to be temporarily nullified.
With the Sharks down 4-2, defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov used to be assessed a double-minor for prime sticking on the 13:28 mark of the second one duration. With 3 seconds left at the penalty, Jonas Brodin scored to reestablish the Wild’s three-goal lead.
The Sharks went 0-for-3 at the energy play, combining for simply 4 photographs.
The Sharks, who have been coming off of a 5-4 win over the Blues on Saturday, nonetheless have now not received consecutive video games all season. The Sharks subsequent play the West Department-leading Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday and the second one position St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
The Sharks even have two extra video games in opposition to Vegas at the homestand, two with the Colorado Avalanche and another with the Blues.
Burns, it kind of feels, has stored his maximum memorable targets this season for video games in opposition to his former workforce.
Not up to a minute into Monday’s sport, Burns, following the puck up the ice, took a go from Timo Meier within the impartial zone. He then chipped the puck to himself round Brodin, stickhandled the puck from his forehand to backhand and roofed a shot previous Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen 45 seconds into the primary duration to open the scoring.
Burns’ play evoked reminiscences of a in a similar way dazzling target he scored Jan. 24, additionally on Minnesota goalie Kahkonen.
After a faceoff win through Tomas Hertl, Burns took keep watch over of the puck, stick-handled towards the Minnesota internet, dancing round all 5 Wild skaters sooner than he roofed a shot previous Kahkonen for what used to be then his 2nd target of the season. The target got here with lower than two mins left within the 3rd duration and broke a 3-3 tie. The Sharks would pass to win 5-3.
Monday, after the Burns target, the Wild spoke back with two targets in 11 seconds later within the first duration to take a 2-1 lead.
Mats Zuccarello scored on the 7:49 mark with a wrist shot from the slot that beat Jones, and an open Kirill Kaprizov scored at 8:00, tipping the puck previous Jones off a go from Zuccarello.
Ahead of the top of the primary duration, the Sharks picked up their first preventing main of the season, as Knyzhov dropped the gloves with Wild heavyweight Marcus Foligno. The scrap used to be one-sided, with Foligno touchdown a number of proper arms and slicing Knyzhov sooner than the linesmen stopped the bout.