SAN OSE OS, California. (AP) – Rudolf Balchers and Ryan Donato scored in the second half and the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night at 4 p.m. They ended the two games of Minnesota Wild with a 2-point victory.
The Sharks won the shootout on Monday, recording another strong result against the team chasing the tournament table.
“We did not give up much,” said coach Bob Buffner. “We had a good time in the zone. We managed the puck properly. We did not have any serious turnover. It was one of those games where we stick to the game plan. ”
Nikolai Knyzhov scored his first goal of his career, and Evander Kane missed the Sharks’ goal. In March, Ones made 26 saves for San Jose.
“Sharks” scored four points from the playoffs.
“We just have to keep playing the way we are,” said senior Logan Couture. “We defended very hard, we created a lot of insults. “I think our game is in a really good place now.”
The goal of Minnesota was scored by Kirill Caprizov և Mats ucarelo, and Kaapo Kahkone made 29 saves. The Wild are unbeaten in their last five road games.
The Sharks took control with a strong second half, beating Kakhkonen for the first two goals, in which Brent Burns played.
At the beginning of the incident, Burns hit Thomas Hertley with a long pass from his belt. Hertl then sent a plate to the gate that the Balchers reached, hitting Kahkonen from close range.
Then, coming into force among the sharks during that period, Burns’ deep shot was stopped by Kahkonen, but Donato got a kick back and sent it back in the game against his former team.
“We gave them a lot of Level 1 chances tonight,” said Wild striker Ryan Hartmann. “Everything they received was given to them by us. We need to do a better job of limiting their opportunities to get it out of our zone. ”
Wild got his third back in the third half when Caprizov’s shot went over the screen by Hartmann և beating ones ounce.
A few minutes later, Knyzhov responded, restoring the difference between the two goals.
Uc Ucarrelo scored 12.1 seconds to turn it into a one-goal game, but Kane sealed it with his empty net.
“In the end we had a good push, but it was too late,” said Hartmann.
Signed, sealed, delivered
Wild on Tuesday signed striker Matt Boldy, who selected them for their first round in 2019, to sign a three-year deal for their Iowa subsidiary, AHL. Boldy College’s season ended last weekend when Boston College lost in the NCAA Regional Finals. The 19-year-old has averaged 11 goals and 20 assists in 22 games for the Eagles, but general manager Bill Guerin will not guarantee Bold will play for the Wild this season, despite spending a year in the service.
“Listen, this is the best league in the world. Matt is a young player. “The last thing we want to do is force-feed him and put him in something oppressive that he is not ready for,” Guerin said.
Wild nature. Visit Vegas on Thursday night.
Sharks. Visit Los Angeles on Friday night.
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