SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored his fourth profession hat trick and the San Jose Sharks used a three-goal barrage within the second interval to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night time.
The Pacific Division-leading Flames broke out to a 3-1 lead early within the second earlier than the Sharks responded with targets from Erik Karlsson, Logan Couture and Hertl to take the lead.
Hertl sealed it with an empty-netter for his first hat trick since Jan. 22, 2019, towards Washington.
Adin Hill made it rise up with 40 saves within the opener of a nine-game homestand, San Jose’s longest of the season.
Dillon Dube, Johnny Gaudreau and Adam Ruzicka scored for the Flames, who dropped the ultimate two video games of a four-game journey that began with two wins. Dan Vladar made 22 saves.
Ruzicka scored his first profession purpose early within the second when he knocked in his personal rebound earlier than the Sharks bought going within the second half of the interval.
Karlsson began it shortly after returning to the ice following his delay of sport penalty, scoring his seventh of the season on a breakaway off a go from Couture.
The 2 then flipped roles for on the facility play when Couture redirected Karlsson’s level shot for the equalizer.
Hertl scored on a rebound from the facet of the online on an influence play with 1:50 left within the second to place San Jose forward for the primary time. Hertl, who snapped a five-game level drought with a purpose Sunday, additionally scored on the facility play within the first.
The Flames entered because the NHL’s finest group within the first interval with a plus-16 purpose differential and added to it towards the Sharks.
After a turnover by Brent Burns within the impartial zone, Dube redirected a centering go from Milan Lucic to open the scoring 1:37 into the sport.
After Hertl tied it on the facility play, Matthew Tkachuk received a puck battle behind the online and located Gaudreau with a no-look go alone in entrance to make it 2-1.
The help gave Tkachuk his three hundredth profession level in his 375th sport. He joins Auston Matthews as the one gamers from the 2016 draft class to file 300 factors up to now within the NHL.
The Sharks benched ahead Kevin Labanc, who has no factors within the final six video games and simply two even-strength factors in 19 video games this season. San Jose additionally positioned ahead Rudolfs Balcers on injured reserve with a lower-body damage and mentioned he’s week-to-week.
The Sharks recalled goalie Alexei Melnichuk from the AHL to again up Hill. James Reimer missed his fourth straight sport with a non-COVID-19 sickness.
Flames: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
Sharks: Host the streaking Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
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