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Sharks vs. Rangers - NHL Game Recap - October 20, 2022

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NEW YORK — — Eric Carlson scored 49 seconds into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks their first win of the season on Thursday night as they beat the New York Rangers 3-2.

Logan Couture and Radim Simek also scored for the Sharks, giving former Rangers coach David Quinn his first victory after starting the season with a franchise-worst 0-5-0. James Reimer stopped his 21 shots.

“It just felt good. I thought the players did a great job….We were a fragile group but tonight we showed mental strength. We showed perseverance and determination.” Showed. All these things are moving forward here.”

In extra time, 3-3, Timo Meyer (his 400th NHL game) circled the left side of the goal and passed Carlsson from behind. that’s all.

“For the first time this year, we stuck with it,” Carlson said. “We did our best to win the game instead of sitting back and watching what happened….Timo was patient with us and found an easy goal. ”

Artemi Panarin and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers who beat the Sharks seven times in a row. Igor Shesterkin recorded 24 saves.

New York had 21 shots in the first two periods, but only two in the third and none in overtime.

“We got the points but we weren’t very good in the third period. It was pretty bad,” said Rangers manager Gerald Gallant. “I don’t think that time will come again.”

With the score tied at two early in the third inning, Rangers captain Jacob Truba shot from the right post from the right side.

After facing just nine shots in the first two periods, Shesterkin had to make 16 saves in the three periods.

Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Rangers entered the second period at 1:50. Chytil brought the puck to the left and shot past his Reimer from the left confrontation circle for the second time this season.

Panarin gave the Rangers a 2–1 lead at 9:05 of midfield before finishing a give-and-go with Adam Fox in the left circle, beating Leimer for his third goal of the season and an NHL-leading 11 points.

Simek defeated Shestakin with a shot that descended from between the circles and tied it just before he was taken out by Sliding Fox with 6:50 remaining.

The Rangers beat the Sharks 8-5 in the first period in which penalties were met that saw the team whistled for six violations, four of which were by San Jose.

“The whole first period was a special team,” said Rangers forward Chris Crider. “We lost the special teams game and lost the period. We had an opportunity to put Brand into the game early on, we had a lot of power play opportunities and we made a few mistakes on penalty kills…. 1 I’m down on -0 and I’m chasing the game.”

Couture took the sharks first on the scoreboard for the fifth time in six games this season, opening the game at 6:02 on San Jose’s first power play. He scored his second of the season as he scored from the left on a rebound of a Carlsson shot and deflected teammate Luke Kunin en route to Shestakin. It was also the Sharks’ second power play goal of the season after going 1 in 19.

Return of Quinn

Quinn is back at Madison Square Garden for the first time since being fired following the shortened 2021 season. Fans booed when the Rangers showed him on the scoreboard with the message “Thank you Coach Quinn.” Quinn went 96-87-25 in three seasons with the Rangers.

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The Rangers were 5-0 on power plays after going 15-5. … The Sharks went 20-20 in penalty kills.


Sharks: Saturday night in New Jersey for the third time in a four-game expedition.

Rangers: Host Columbus on Sunday night for the third of the 4-game homestand.


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