Sharks take big lead, hang on for win against Wild
- Logan Couture had a goal and three assists, and the San Jose Sharks hung on for a 6-5 win against the Minnesota Wild at SAP Center on Thursday.
- Tomas Hertl had a goal and two assists for the Sharks (6-10-1), who have won consecutive games for the first time since winning three straight Oct. 10-16.
“There’s situations we need to handle better, but I’m not going to be picky,” San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. “Wins have been hard to come by, and we did enough to win a game. We’ll move on to the next one.”
- Eric Staal had a goal and two assists for the Wild (5-10-1), who scored three straight goals in the third period to get within 6-5.
- Minnesota is 1-3-1 in its past five.
“I thought there was a chance,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “Like I told them in between the second and third, this isn’t over.”
- The Sharks scored four goals in the first, a season high for one period, and chased Wild goalie Alex Stalock from the game.
- Staal has four goals and five assists during a six-game scoring streak. …
- Wild forward Mats Zuccarello had an assist on Zucker’s goal to extend his point streak to five games (three goals, three assists), but his three-game goal streak ended. …
- Kane has three goals and two assists during a four-game point streak. …
- Hertl has three goals and four assists in the past five games.
Sources & Credits: Ross McKeon / NHL.com, SJ Sharks, MIN Wild