SAN JOSE — Sebastian Aho scored the go-ahead goal with 1:58 closing, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1 at SAP Center on Friday.
Aho was once credited with the goal when Brett Pesce‘s shot from the highest of the fitting face-off circle redirected in off his left skate.
“Just a great play by Pesce taking a little second to look,” Carolina trainer Rod Brind’Amour mentioned. “I thought we had a lot of play in the O-zone. A lot of close calls.”
Martin Necas additionally scored for the Hurricanes (2-0-0), who have been starting a five-game street commute. Antti Raanta made 18 saves.
“I think we played pretty well today for the whole 60 minutes,” Raanta mentioned. “Special teams, good PK, and then obviously we got the late goal and then defended really well at the end there. So, you take the two points and move forward.”
Evgeny Svechnikov scored for the Sharks (0-3-0), who host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. James Reimer made 33 saves.
“For the most part, I thought we weathered the storm,” Reimer mentioned. “We worked hard, we battled hard. These guys are giving it their all and they’re grinding. They’re digging in. It’s impressive to see our compete level. So when you play hard and honest, good things will happen. Obviously, we don’t want to be down 0-3 to start, and moral victories aren’t something you can hang your hat on, but at least when you put your head on the pillow tonight, I think a lot of these guys have at least peace because they worked their bags off.”
Svechnikov put the Sharks forward 1-0 at 17:48 of the primary length. He won a cross from Jaycob Megna within the left circle and beat Raanta brief aspect after his shot deflected off Calvin de Haan‘s stick.
“We did some good things in the first period, but I really thought that we didn’t really do much in the second or third,” San Jose trainer David Quinn mentioned. “I thought they won a lot of battles and won the foot races to loose pucks, and we seemed to be chasing the game for the better part of the second and the third period.”
Necas tied it 1-1 at 19:37 of the second one length. Andrei Svechnikov pressured a turnover by means of Kevin Labanc within the impartial zone sooner than feeding Necas, who faked a backhand and scored five-hole on Reimer.
“First period we had some tough shifts, but in the second I feel like we were the better team,” Necas mentioned. “It was good that we had a goal at the end of the second.”
Carolina outshot San Jose 17-4 in the second one length.
“[The second period] really highlighted our turnovers,” Quinn mentioned. “When you turn it over as much as we did in the second period, you can’t get off of the ice because of the long change. If you go back and look at it, the turnovers really gave us a lot of trouble. But give [the Hurricanes] credit.”
NOTE: Brent Burns had two pictures, one hit and was once plus-1 in 23:19 of ice time in his go back to San Jose. He was once obtained by means of the Hurricanes on July 13 after taking part in the former 11 seasons with the Sharks.