Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks beat Toronto Maple Leafs


SAN JOSE – Logan Couture scored two objectives, together with the three hundredth of his NHL profession, and Timo Meier added his first purpose of the season however the Sharks nonetheless needed to wait till time beyond regulation to earn their first win at dwelling this season.

After the Sharks blew a two-goal lead, Erik Karlsson scored on the 57-second mark of time beyond regulation to assist San Jose earn a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at SAP Middle.

On a breakaway, Karlsson beat Leafs’ goalie Erik Kallgren with a nifty transfer because the Sharks snapped a three-gane shedding streak at dwelling and improved to 1-1-0 on a six-game homestand that continues Saturday towards the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Sharks led by two early within the second interval however allowed a purpose to Mitch Marner with 23 seconds left within the second interval after a Meier giveaway, then gave up an influence play purpose to Auston Matthews on the 5:38 mark of the third shortly after Erik Karlsson was referred to as for puck over glass delay of recreation.

Couture scored simply 26 seconds into the primary interval on a breakaway for a 1-0 Sharks lead, his third purpose of the season after he took a go from new linemate Matt Nieto.

Then, 42 seconds after the beginning of a 5-on-3 energy play, Couture took a go throughout the crease from Alexander Barabanov and tapped it previous Kallgren for a 2-1 San Jose lead on the 5:15 mark of the second interval.

Meier’s purpose got here 42 seconds later, as he tipped a degree shot from Couture to present the Sharks a 3-1 lead. Meier, the Sharks main scorer from final season with 35 objectives, had 42 pictures on internet in San Jose’s first 9 video games however solely had two assists.

The Sharks had been their very own worst enemy as they coughed up a two-goal lead.

After taking a go from Tomas Hertl, Meier tried a blind behind-the-back go that presumably was meant for Luke Kunin. As a substitute, Marner picked up the unfastened puck, and after passing it away, took a return go from Morgan Rielly and tapped it previous Kahkonen to chop San Jose’s result in 3-2.

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