Conference Final. Minnesota vs San Jose

game 1. Minnesota 3 at San JOse 4. Minnesota led 3-0 going into the final period but the Sharks were not to be denied. Devan Dubnyk was superb for two periods but the dyke broke in the third as he allowed four goals. The game winner eventually came from Kevin Labance. Joakim Ryan, Chris Tierney and Brent Burns all scored in the third. For Minnesota it was Nieddereiter, Zucker and Cullen as the third line of the Wild struck for two goals. Shots were 41-32 Minnesota but scoring chances were 12-7 for San Jose.

Game 2. Minnesota 4 at San Jose 3 (Overtime)
THE GAME
1st star – ERIC STAAL from Minnesota
2nd star – TIMO MEIER from San Jose
3rd star – CHARLIE COYLE from Minnesota

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Minnesota won by one goal over the
Sharks by a final tally of 4 to 3. CHARLIE COYLE scored the game’s final
goal at 14:42 of overtime. Others who scored were MIKAEL GRANLUND, ERIC
STAAL and MATT CULLEN for Minnesota and KEVIN LABANC, TIMO MEIER and JOAKIM
RYAN for San Jose.

Game 3. San Jose 2 at Minnesota 6. This one was all Minnesota. The Wild put six goals past Martin Jones and he gets pulled. Minnesota used the powerplay to it’s advantage scoring three times . Jason Zucker was the first star as the had two goals and an assist and linemates Eric Staal had a goal and an assist. Ryan Suter picked up two assists and second star and the third star was Logan Couture who had a goal and an assist for San Jose, as did Kevin Lebanc. The third member of that Sharks line, Hertl, had two assists. Other scorers for Minnesota were Zach Parise, Marcus Foligno, and Nieddereiter.

. Game 4. San Jose 3 at Minnesota 4. The North STars extend their series lead to 3-1 as they win both home games. The pressure is now on the Sharks to make a comeback. GAME STORY
On their home ice the Wild won a close one against the Sharks by the score of 4 to 3. DANIEL WINNIK scored the game’s final goal at 18:46 of the 3rd period. Others registering goals were TOMAS HERTL, TIMO MEIER and BRENT BURNS for San Jose and ERIC STAAL, CHARLIE COYLE and MATT CULLEN for Minnesota. STARS OF THE GAME:
1st star – ERIC STAAL from Minnesota
2nd star – MATT CULLEN from Minnesota
3rd star – DEVAN DUBNYK from Minnesota

Game 5. Minnesota 2 at San Jose 3. Best of seven series now 3-2 for Minnesota. In their home arena the Sharks squeezed out a victory over the Wild by the score of 3 to 2. CHARLIE COYLE scored twice for Minnesota. And LOGAN COUTURE scored twice on 7 shots for San Jose. A goal was also registered by CHRIS TIERNEY for San Jose. With the victory San Jose now has 13 wins and 26 points on the season.

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – LOGAN COUTURE from San Jose
2nd star – MARTIN JONES from San Jose
3rd star – CHARLIE COYLE from Minnesota

Game 6. San Jose 3 at Minnesota 4. MINNESOTA WINS THE BEST OF SEVEN SERIES 4-2


                       San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild                        
DATE : 04/17/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose Sharks                0  3  0  0  3 
Minnesota Wild                 3  0  0  1  4 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose Sharks                11 10 13 4  38
Minnesota Wild                 13 11 12 2  38

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. MNW. TYLER ENNIS(3)( RYAN SUTER, JARED SPURGEON ): 1st 14:12
2. MNW. RYAN SUTER(1)( MARCUS FOLIGNO ): 1st 18:11
3. MNW. MIKKO KOIVU(6)( MIKAEL GRANLUND, MATT DUMBA ): 1st 19:44
4. SJS. EVANDER KANE(17)( BRENT BURNS, JOE THORNTON ): 2nd 3:21
5. SJS. EVANDER KANE(18)( JOE THORNTON, JOE PAVELSKI ): 2nd 3:55
6. SJS. TOMAS HERTL(6)( KEVIN LABANC, LOGAN COUTURE ): 2nd 11:55
7. MNW. ERIC STAAL(12)( JASON ZUCKER ): OT 6:41

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. SJS. JOE PAVELSKI - 2 Minutes: 1st 0:55
2. SJS. JOE THORNTON - 2 Minutes: 2nd 5:00
3. MNW. DANIEL WINNIK - 2 Minutes: 2nd 12:19
4. SJS. TIMO MEIER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 12:19
5. SJS. LOGAN COUTURE - 2 Minutes: 2nd 16:20
6. SJS. BRENT BURNS - 2 Minutes: 3rd 7:21

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For San Jose Sharks
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
TIMO MEIER                      0   6  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 31 17:25  0   0  2  2 
KEVIN LABANC                    0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 29 17:00  0   2  0  0 
BARCLAY GOODROW                -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   2-1  9  5:07  0   0  0  0 
JOE THORNTON                    1   3  0  2   2  0  0   1-0 31 16:45  0   0  0  0 
JOONAS DONSKOI                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:25  0   0  0  0 
JOAKIM RYAN                    -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:38  1   1  0  0 
JANNIK HANSEN                  -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  9  5:07  0   0  0  0 
MIKKEL BOEDKER                 -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  9  5:07  0   0  0  0 
DYLAN DeMELO                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:11  0   0  0  0 
CHRIS TIERNEY                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   6-2 38 21:30  1   0  1  0 
JUSTIN BRAUN                   -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 55 31:43  2   0  0  0 
TOMAS HERTL                     0   5  1  0   0  0  0   2-0 39 23:05  2   0  0  2 
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC             0   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 56 31:49  5   1  0  0 
LOGAN COUTURE                   0   4  0  1   2  0  0   1-1 29 17:00  0   0  1  2 
EVANDER KANE                    1   3  2  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 19:01  1   0  0  1 
JOE PAVELSKI                    1   2  0  1   2  0  0   9-4 41 23:01  1   0  0  1 
BRENT BURNS                     0   2  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 49 27:44  3   1  0  1 
BRENDEN DILLON                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  9:11  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          -5  38  3  6  10  0  0  21-8          16   5  4  9

Player Stats For Minnesota Wild
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JASON ZUCKER                    0   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 39 23:05  0   0  0  1 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                -1   2  0  1   0  0  0   1-0 38 21:01  0   0  0  0 
ERIC STAAL                      0   5  1  0   0  0  0   5-3 39 23:05  1   0  4  1 
MIKKO KOIVU                    -1   3  1  0   0  0  0   7-5 34 18:45  1   0  0  0 
NINO NIEDERREITER               0   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:25  0   0  3  1 
CHARLIE COYLE                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 17:00  0   1  0  0 
TYLER ENNIS                     2   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0  9  5:07  0   0  0  0 
JARED SPURGEON                  0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 56 31:49  1   0  0  1 
JOEL ERIKSSON EK                2   0  0  0   0  0  0   2-1  9  5:07  0   0  0  0 
RYAN SUTER                      0   2  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 49 27:44  2   1  0  1 
MATT CULLEN                     0   4  0  0   0  0  0   6-4 34 19:25  0   0  0  0 
DANIEL WINNIK                   0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 31 17:25  0   0  0  0 
ZACH PARISE                    -1   9  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:06  2   0  3  1 
MATT DUMBA                      1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 55 31:43  1   0  0  0 
JONAS BRODIN                    1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:38  1   1  0  0 
MARCUS FOLIGNO                  2   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0  9  5:07  0   0  0  0 
RYAN MURPHY                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:11  0   0  0  0 
NICK SEELER                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:11  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                           5  38  4  6   2  0  0 21-13           9   3 10  6

Goalie Stats For San Jose Sharks
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
AARON DELL                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
MARTIN JONES                     66     38  4    0  6  3   117 

Goalie Stats For Minnesota Wild
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
DEVAN DUBNYK                     66     38  3    0  9  7   117 
ALEX STALOCK                     0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
San Jose Sharks               0         0
Minnesota Wild                4         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - TYLER ENNIS from Minnesota
2nd star - EVANDER KANE from San Jose
3rd star - ERIC STAAL from Minnesota

GAME STORY
In front of a cheering crowd the Wild won by one goal over the Sharks 
by the final score of 4 to 3.  Minnesota got going early, scoring 3 times 
in the first period.  ERIC STAAL closed out the scoring with the game 
winner at 6:41 of overtime.  EVANDER KANE scored twice for San Jose. Others 
registering goals were TOMAS HERTL for San Jose and MIKKO KOIVU, TYLER 
ENNIS and RYAN SUTER for Minnesota.


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