Why Sharks aren’t ‘picky’ about shootout wins, giving rivals points

Why Sharks aren’t ‘particular’ with shootout wins this season initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Bob Boughner isn’t ready to grumble after leaving of Staples Center with 2 points on Tuesday night. Specifically with the Sharks nearing completion of a marathon trip that has actually covered 11 video games and still has another video game to go.

Evander Kane’s objective with less than a minute left in policy stimulated the Sharks to a 4-3 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings.

His objective assisted remove another bad second-period efficiency after the Sharks leapt out to an early 2-0 lead. However Kane’s objective did something else, too.

In essence, he made sure the Sharks … and the Kings …  a point in the standings. Under the league’s present guidelines all wins deserve 2 points, while overtime losses and shootout losses are one point. 

“We’re not going to be picky taking two points out of buildings,” Boughner informed press reporters in a postgame video conference. “For us, I’m not even concerned about the other team getting a point. I’m concerned about us being able to play with leads, and playing smart, staying out of the box. Those kind of things.”

So, make it through policy and you’re ensured a point. In a 56-game season where the Sharks play a complete routine season within the very same eight-team West Department, this parity will be enhanced.

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The Sharks have 2 wins in the previous 3 video games, which is terrific, however the Anaheim Ducks and Kings likewise have actually each made a “loser point” in shootout beats. San Jose likewise gained from the overtime guidelines, nevertheless, taking a loser point in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Ducks, so it goes both methods. 

The Kings are anticipated to be amongst the West’s worst groups this year however the Ducks figure to be in the middle of the pack defending the top-four playoff area. Through 11 video games, the Sharks (5-5-1) have 11 points and hold a 4-1 mark in shootouts. The Ducks (5-6-3) are connected with the Arizona Coyotes for 4th location in the West with 13 points.

On Tuesday night, Martin Jones took the program with an oh-so-close toe conserve in the shootout to send out the Sharks to a success. 

San Jose and Anaheim will clash once again on Thursday prior to the Sharks make their house launching versus the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.

“We’re scraping and clawing,” Boughner stated. “Hopefully when we get home, we get some better matchups and we get a little bit of home cookin’.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.