Sharks’ injuries woes go from undesirable to even worse in still another decline to Golden Knights
The Sharks named on goalie Zach Sawchenko to get around in web Tuesday night time just after James Reimer remaining the recreation with the Vegas Golden Knights with a lower-human body damage.
Regretably for Sawchenko, he been given about as significantly support — offensively and in any other case — from the skaters in front of him as Reimer did for substantially of the last month.
The Sharks authorized two plans to Reilly Smith and one to Keegan Kolesar in a 3-1 loss to the Golden Knights, their 11th straight defeat at the fingers of their as soon as-intense rival.
Noah Gregor scored the lone aim for the Sharks (24-24-6), who nevertheless haven’t gained consecutive games given that the next 7 days of January. The Sharks conquer the Seattle Kraken 3-1 on Sunday.
The Sharks were being outshot 31-17 by the Golden Knights.
The Sharks have not beaten the Golden Knights given that Nov. 21, 2019 when Pete DeBoer was San Jose’s coach and Aaron Dell was the setting up goaltender. Due to the fact, the Sharks are -9-2 from the Golden Knights, which includes a 4-1 decline on Feb. 20 at SAP Heart.
With Vegas’ get, DeBoer earned his 500th occupation victory as an NHL head mentor. DeBoer had 198 wins with the Sharks from 2015 to 2019.
Reimer, who was creating his 13th straight start, has been the Sharks’ very best player considering the fact that the NHL all-star break and was brilliant all over again in the opening 20 minutes, halting 10 of 11 pictures.
Nevertheless, the Sharks trailed 1- just after the first period at T-Cellular Arena as they gave up the 1st intention for the ninth time in 10 game titles.
With the puck in the Golden Knights’ zone, defenseman Jake Middleton attempted a pinch to help the Sharks sustain possession. In its place, Vegas produced a 2-on-1 the other way, with Keegan Kolesar one particular-timing a go from Brett Howden past Reimer for an early Golden Knights direct.
Or else, Reimer retained the Sharks in the recreation. He stopped a issue prospect and a Zach Whitecloud and a breakaway consider by Jonathan Marchessault, both coming off defensive breakdowns.
Reimer was relied upon for in excess of a thirty day period as Adin Hill has been bothered by his personal reduce-system damage since late January. In February, Reimer performed approximately each individual minute of all eight Sharks games and completed with a 2-3-3 file even with getting just 17 plans in assistance.
Reimer entered Tuesday with a 15-12-5 document, a 2.84 plans-towards typical and .916 save share.
Gregor tied the match for the Sharks, burying a go from Nick Bonino at the 1:53 mark of the next period of time for his 3rd purpose of the time.
Sawchenko stopped 9 of 10 shots in the next interval, as Smith scored his 15th of the time at the 13:56 mark for a 2-1 Golden Knights lead. Smith also scored at the 4:45 mark of the 3rd, as he was left by yourself beside the Sharks’ internet when he took a move from William Karlsson and beat Sawchenko.
Sawchenko’s two other appearances came on Jan. 2 towards Pittsburgh and Feb. 14 against Edmonton. In the two video games, he produced 22 of 23 will save in 48:43 of ice time.
The Sharks also missing defenseman Mario Ferraro for six-to-8 weeks, as he suffered a fractured decrease remaining fibula in a 3-1 reduction to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.