10/18/14: San Jose Sharks 4 New Jersey Devils 2

1st Sharks Goal (Pavelski), Powerplay

  • San Jose Contributions
    P. Marleau – retrieves a rebound in the right corner of the Devils zone and moves it up to Couture next to the right faceoff circle (cont.), gets the puck from Couture and sends it to him again
    L. Couture – passes the puck back down to Marleau (cont.), gets the puck from Marleau and quickly passes it to Thornton behind the net (cont.), one-touches Thornton’s pass up to Burns high in the zone (cont.), one-times the pass from Burns to the net at a sharp angle, producing a rebound off of Schneider’s pads
    J. Thornton – holds the puck as the Devils collapse to the front of the net, then passes it back to Couture
    B. Burns – fakes a one-timer and passes the puck back to Couture instead
    J. Pavelski – has the rebound come directly to his stick and he flicks it past Schneider before he can recover
  • New Jersey Faults
    J. Merrill – in the penalty box for interference
    B. Salvador – skates away from Pavelski in the slot to block Couture’s shot, but misses it and then keeps skating in the wrong direction as the rebound goes to uncovered Pavelski for an easy goal

2nd Sharks Goal (Couture), Powerplay

  • San Jose Contributions
    B. Burns – stops Gionta’s clearing attempt at the left point so the puck stays along the boards (cont.), gets the puck from Thornton and passes it to Pavelski at the right point
    J. Thornton – picks up the loose puck along the left side boards after it hits Burns, then passes it down to Marleau in the left corner (cont.), gets the puck from Marleau and moves it to Burns at the left point
    P. Marleau – skates the puck below the goal line, loses it for a second, then gets it back and gives it to Couture in the left corner (cont.), gets the puck from Pavelski and makes a one-touch pass to Couture in the slot
    J. Pavelski – passes the puck down to Marleau to the right side of the net at the goal line
    L. Couture – quickly wrists the puck from the slot past Schneider’s glove
  • New Jersey Faults
    M. Cammalleri – in the penalty box for slashing
    S. Gionta – tries to clear the puck from the Devils zone and chips it into Burns at the point, allowing the Sharks to get possession
    A. Greene – gets caught too deep near the crease and can’t reach Couture in the slot for any type of coverage


3rd Sharks Goal (Marleau), Even

  • San Jose Contributions
    J. Braun – breaks up a pass in the Sharks zone and sends the puck up into the air
    L. Couture – catches the puck and drops it in front of him, skates it up to center ice, then passes to Marleau on the right as the Sharks enter the Devils zone on a 3-on-2
    P. Marleau – carries the puck to the top of the right faceoff circle and shoots a wrist shot that glances off of Schneider’s side on its way into the net under his arm
  • New Jersey Faults
    C. Schneider – doesn’t get squared up to Marleau’s shot and allows the puck to hit him in the chest/side as it sneaks in under his arm

1st Devils Goal (Cammalleri), Even

  • New Jersey Contributions
    A. Greene – blocks a shot in the Devils zone, moves the puck to the boards, and then pushes it up for Jagr exiting the left side of the zone
    J. Jagr – carries the puck through the neutral zone into the Sharks zone on a 3-on-2 chance, then passes the puck past Zajac in the middle to Cammalleri above the right faceoff circle
    T. Zajac – skates hard into the slot area to take both defensemen away from the puck as Jagr makes the pass to Cammalleri
    M. Cammalleri – one-times Jagr’s pass past Niemi’s glove
  • San Jose Faults
    J. Braun – gets caught skating too deep into the Devils zone, which causes him to get caught up in bodies trying to skate back when the Devils are rushing back with a 3-on-2

2nd Devils Goal (Henrique), Even

  • New Jersey Contributions
    J. Merrill – pokes a loose puck among five bodies in the neutral zone towards the Sharks zone for Ryder
    M. Ryder – picks up the puck at center ice and passes it to Henrique entering the left side of the Sharks zone (cont.), then lifts the stick of Irwin trying to play the rebound, causing the puck to hit Irwin in the leg and bounce into the net
    A. Henrique – shoots the puck from the left side boards on net, where Niemi makes a save that bounces off of Irwin and back into the net
  • San Jose Faults
    M. Irwin – knocks the puck into the net after Niemi makes the initial save on Henrique

4th Sharks Goal (Thornton), Even

  • San Jose Contributions
    J. Thornton – picks up a loose puck at center ice as Schneider is skating off for an extra attacker, then passes it to Pavelski entering the right side of the zone (cont.), gets the puck from Pavelski and fires it into an empty net
    J. Pavelski – gets the puck from Thornton and holds it as Thornton skates into the zone so he can return it to him
  • New Jersey Faults
    E. Gelinas – makes a bad pass skating up through the neutral zone that hits Ryder in the skates and bounces to the Sharks with an open net as Schneider is coming off

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