NYI 0 1
SJ 0 3
Date of game: 11/1/2014

Recap: San Jose vs. NY Islanders

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Logan Couture netted the game-winning goal with 8:10 remaining in the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Tomas Hertl scored on the power play, James Sheppard tallied a late goal and Antti Niemi turned aside 19 shots for the Sharks, who have registered at least a point in four straight games.

Kyle Okposo supplied New York's lone marker and Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves in his team's third straight loss.

"I thought we played a pretty solid game, but they got a lucky bounce to go up 2-1," Okposo said. "It happens sometimes, but we need to do more to win."

Marc-Edouard Vlasic sent a pass across the blue line to Justin Braun, who had his slap pass re-directed into the top of the net by Couture at the right side of the cage with 8:10 remaining.

"I knew I was trying to tip it and get it up. I was lucky it got in," said Couture. "Great look by Braun."

Andrew Desjardins slipped a cross-ice pass to Adam Burish and Sheppard finished off the play by taking Sheppard's pass through the slot and tipping the puck over a sprawled Halak with 4:25 to play.

Johnny Boychuk entered the offensive zone and dropped a pass back to Okposo, who made a nifty deke around a defender and beat Niemi with a quick wrister from the left side 8:04 into the game.

The Sharks tied the game just over two minutes later on the power play. Matt Nieto forced a turnover behind the net, Tommy Wingels gathered the loose puck and Hertl one-timed Wingels' pass into the back of the net.

Game Notes

Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic returned to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury ... New York dropped to 0-4-0 when they score less than three goals ... San Jose has outscored opponents, 15-2, in the first period this season ... The Islanders downed the Sharks, 4-3, in a shootout on Oct. 16.

Eastern Washington to face difficult schedule

Many people at Eastern Washington are waiting to see if star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will be returning for his senior season.

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Angels, Freese avoid arbitration

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday.

Durant to miss second straight game

Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks as he continues to deal with a sprained left big toe.

Crosby good to go for Penguins-Caps tilt

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will play in Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals, the team announced on its Twitter account.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.