SAN OSE OS, California. (AP) – Eric Carlson twice scored the rules of the tournament, then added the decisive goal in the eighth round of the shootout on Monday night “San Jose Sharks” Minnesota Wild 4. Passing 3 points.
“We ask him a lot,” said coach Bob Buffner. “A game like today shows how he can change the game. He can turn an entire game around with his skill. He did it tonight. “
Karlsson had a stellar night, ending a series of nine joint errors between the two teams when he slapped Cam Talbot.
Carlson has played his first two regular-season games in more than three years, and Radim Simek also scored when the Sharks returned from a loss in Arizona. In March, One ounce made 22 saves, conceding just two goals.
“We all know we really didn’t have the physical fitness we needed in Arizona this weekend,” Carlson said. “I felt we did it today, even though it was a bit of a careless game for both teams. We found a way to use the opportunities. “
Wild’s goals were scored by Marcus Johansen, Nick Bonino and Kevin Fiala, who lost for the third time in 11 games. Talbot made 36 saves.
In the first half of the third period, the teams exchanged goals, լ Carlson led the sharks from the blue line to the sharks, 3-2, and Fiala responded after Johansen hit the post.
“It was strong for us to come back third when they conceded the goal. That made us move forward, “said Johansen. “There is no termination in this group. That’s always a good sign. But you are not going to win every game. (Talbot) gave us a good game, like he did in a shootout. It was not just our night. ”
Carlson last scored many goals in a regular season game, on December 19, 2017, against Ottawa in the game against Minnesota. He did it for San Jose in the third game of the Western Conference final in 2019 against St. Louis.
Wild took about 11 minutes to score, but despite an 18-7 advantage, they were able to take a 2-1 lead after the first. For the first goal, Johansen overcame ones ounces from the top hole through the traffic, then Joel Eriksson Ek scored the beautiful second goal, Simek equalized what he could score again.
Ericsson EC used a fingertip to avoid Nikolai Knyozhov, then “slipped” the icy transfer to the open Bonino, which hit the open net, and in that period remained at 1:00.
“It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done,” said Bonino. “It was a beautiful show.”
The Sharks equalized it in the second when Carlson finished 2nd in 1st gear on a pass from Evander Kane.
Shark striker Patrick Marlowe overtook Marc Messier to take second place in his 757th game. Gordy Howe holds the all-time record of 1767.
Shark striker Matt Nieto is likely to miss the rest of the week with a low back injury. Nieto has not been on the pitch since March 19, it was originally announced day by day, but now he will miss more time after coming out of injury. Ff Efri Viel was recalled from the AHL and played in his first dispatch tournament. Viel received a combat penalty for a fight with Luke John Onson in his first career shift.
The teams play again on Wednesday night in San Jose.
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