Sharks “Lose” Bedard Bowl, Eklund Scores 1st NHL Goal

The San Jose Sharks welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets in for the Bedard Bowl. Alexander Barabanov gave the Sharks the lead, then William Eklund, Logan Couture, Kevin Labanc, and Nikolai Knyzhov.

Period 1

Barabanov goal: After a 1-for-30 power play skid, San Jose Sharks have cashed in on three of their last four power plays.

9 left: Sturm just powered through Blankenburg there. Boys to men there.

Gaudreau goal: Looks like Lindblom lets Gaudreau go and Johnny Hockey has free rein down the left lane? Maybe Lindblom thought Karlsson would get him, but Karlsson had a Blue Jacket driving the net.

Period 2

Johnson goal: Sneaks through, power play, but Kahkonen will probably want that back. Well, at least the San Jose Sharks aren’t actively cheer against their team yet.

3 in: Oh man, Sturm had an empty net when Tarasov misplayed it. Looked like Sturm hurried it on wraparound, he had a little more time for a better angle. Don’t get better chances than that.

Jenner goal: That one looks like it was on Vlasic. Watching Gaudreau, Jenner sneaks behind him. Zetterlund was first forward back, but he had his man, Benning was also on Gaudreau.

Eklund goal: Hertl does fantastic work to protect the puck from Peeke, then finds Pouliot at top. Eklund good read, goes straight to net, Blankenburg occupied by Svechnikov, there’s no Columbus forward helping down low, so Eklund has free reign.

7 left: San Jose Sharks with a pulse now, finally double-digit shots. Pouliot with a smart pinch there, Blue Jackets on verge of exiting, but his stick keeps it in for Barabanov chance.

6 left: Why you forecheck with all your energy. Eklund pursues Berni to end, Berni beats him with an easy reverse to Bemstrom, but in part because Eklund…

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