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Sharks Face up to Late Surge by Wild in 6-5 Victory

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Logan Couture had a purpose and three assists, Evander Kane scored his team-leading 10th of the season and the San Jose Sharks held off the Minnesota Wild 6-5 on Thursday evening.

San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (AP Photograph/Josie Lepe)

Tomas Hertl added a purpose and two assists for the Sharks of their second consecutive win. Earlier than that, they dropped 5 straight and 7 of eight.

Eric Staal had a purpose and two assists for the Wild, who misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games.

Minnesota trailed 6-2 halfway by the third interval earlier than scoring three straight objectives — the primary two in a span of 74 seconds.

Brad Hunt bought his fifth purpose and Ryan Donato his first for the Wild. Justin Zucker’s fifth with Four:35 left minimize it to 6-5.

Sharks goalie Martin Jones made 21 saves, highlighted by a terrific cease of a possible tying purpose with just below 2:30 left, when he bought his pad on Zach Parise’s shot in entrance.

Couture scored the sport’s first purpose, his second of the season, 52 seconds in. Timo Meier bought his fourth early within the first interval to make it 2-Zero.

Timo Meier, San Jose Sharks, Nov. 28, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

The Sharks took a Four-Zero lead into the primary intermission after Marcus Sorensen’s third purpose and Radim Simek’s first.

Simek was enjoying his second sport since March 12, when the defenceman tore his ACL and MCL in his proper knee.

Minnesota closed to Four-1 on Luke Kunin’s third purpose at 15:51 of the second — the primary of 4 objectives the groups mixed to attain in lower than three half of minutes.

After Tomas Hertl bought his sixth on an influence play to offer San Jose a 5-1 lead, Staal scored his sixth purpose for Minnesota, extending his level streak to 6 video games.

Kane scored within the final minute of the second to increase his goal-scoring streak to a few video games and his level streak to 4. He additionally had an help on Couture’s purpose.

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Devin Dubnyk made 17 saves within the remaining two durations for Minnesota after changing Alex Stalock. The previous Sharks goalie gave up 4 objectives.

NOTES: Wild ahead Mats Zuccarello had an help to increase his level streak to 5 video games. . Dubnyk performed his 500th sport. . Sharks C Dylan Gambrell was again within the lineup after lacking the earlier three video games with a hand harm. . D Dalton Prout (higher physique) and D Jacob Middleton (shoulder) wore non-contact jerseys in Thursday’s morning skate. . Melker Karlsson (higher physique) is everyday. … Kane wants one help to succeed in 200.

UP NEXT

Wild: On the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

Sharks: Host the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

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Gideon Rubin, The Related Press

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