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Sabres seek simplicity on power play following loss to Sharks

Sabres seek simplicity on power play following loss to Sharks

Through the first six games of their season, the San Jose Sharks scored two power-play goals on 21 attempts, a 9.5-percent success rate.

They exorcised those demons early in their game against the Sabres on Thursday. Kyle Okposo was assessed a double-minor for high-sticking at the 1:45 mark of the first period, and the Sharks responded with a pair of power-play goals from Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture. Read More

Couture’s hat-trick leads San Jose to 5-1 win

Couture’s hat-trick leads San Jose to 5-1 win

Logan Couture netted a hat-trick and the San Jose Sharks scored three times on the power play to down the Buffalo Sabres by a 5-1 score on Thursday night at the SAP Center in San Jose, California .

San Jose took advantage of an early power play, scoring a pair of quick goals in the first period to grab a 2-0 lead. With Kyle Okposo in the box serving a double minor for high-sticking, Joonas Donskoi parked himself in front of the net for his second goal of the season. Erik Karlsson took the initial shot and Donskoi was able to redirect it past Carter Hutton for the first goal of the game. Only 27-seconds later, Couture added another power play goal, a sneaky shot that got through traffic and beat Hutton over his left shoulder. Read More