Red Wings couldn’t stop the Sharks, lost in extra time – The Morning Sun
By JOSH DUBOW
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Logan Couture scored in stoppage time after a fan threw a fake octopus onto the ice and the San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The octopus – a longstanding Detroit fan tradition – hit the ice less than a minute into extra time with the final game in San Jose. Couture directs the lineman to grab it and continue playing, where the Sharks push the orb to the other end.
Brent Burns has a shot at the net and Alex Nedeljkovic makes a save but can’t control it. As the ball was near the finish line, Couture beat the winner of his first game back after missing three competitions to test positive for COVID-19.
Timo Meier and Jeffrey Viel also scored to help San Jose have its first 3-match winning streak in more than 5 weeks. Adin Hill made 17 saves.
Burns assisted in all three goals for San Jose for the second straight game. He did just that in a 3-2 victory in extra time in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Nick Leddy score for the Red Wings. Detroit has lost five of its six games since returning from a 12-day break, with the only win coming last week at home to the Sharks. Nedeljkovic made 37 saves.
The teams swapped goals early in the third half with the Red Wings making it 2-1 as Leddy’s shot beat Hill. The Sharks responded 1:30 later when Viel darted into the net and was pushed into Nedeljkovic by Moritz Seider, allowing the jab to cross the goal line.
The Sharks played better early and conceded their first goal late in the first inning in their second power play in the game. Jonathan Dahlen made a long pass from the crossbar to Meier, who scored the goal to put the ball in the net.
The Sharks missed their chance to take the lead and the Red Wings equalized at the last minute of the second half after Tomas Hertl was called up to take a penalty due to an interference dispute, giving Detroit a two-man advantage. with the ratio 1:40.
The Red Wings needed nearly every second of those five out of three to score but eventually did when Filip Hronek passed a pass to Bertuzzi, who re-directed it for his 17th goal of the season.
The Red Wings brought on one of the franchise’s greatest former players, hiring Nicklas Lidstrom as executive vice president of hockey.
General manager Steve Yzerman said his former teammate will be based in his native Sweden and will be involved in every aspect that helps him run the organization. Lidstrom’s duties will include evaluating players for the Red Wings, on other NHL teams, in the AHL and Europe as well as at amateur levels.
Lidstrom won seven Norris titles as the league’s top guard and helped Detroit win four Stanley Cups.
The Red Wings are without striker Dylan Larkin, who leads with 32 points, because of an upper body injury. Riley Barber replaced him in the squad and left early due to a lower back injury.
Red Wings: Winnipeg host on Thursday night.
Sharks: Organize Rangers on Thursday night.
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