The win was San Jose’s 11th straight over Montreal at the SAP Center.
“It was important,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said.
“We needed a win. I think obviously we didn’t have the start we wanted. We wanted to get a good start here at home and for whatever reason we put ourselves in a spot where we really needed a win tonight to feel good going on the road trip, and we got it done. I think we’re getting a little better every game.”
“It’s a very poor start from our team, from myself, from a lot of individuals,” Montreal forward Max Pacioretty said.
“But who’s going to feel sorry for us? Tomorrow we play another good team [the Los Angeles Kings] with an opportunity to turn this around. So as upset as we are right now, it doesn’t do us any good to feel sorry for ourselves.
“It’s a good time to look in the mirror and see what we’re made of because a lot of people are probably doubting this team right now.”
The Sharks were able to salvage a little bit of their homestand before hitting the road.
“Obviously we didn’t have the homestand we wanted, coming in 1-3,” San Jose’s Joe Pavelski said.
“A chance to leave on a positive note and take a little momentum onto the road. Guys stepped up tonight.”
Logan Couture scored two goals and had two assists, and Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Joe Thornton scored while Martin Jones made 28 saves for San Jose.
Penguins Sign Oula Palve
Palve’s new deal is for the league minimum $700K and includes a $92.5K signing bonuses. There are also games-played incentives that could total $132.5K.
Palve is coming off a solid season withTPS Turku in the Finnish sm-Liiga , leading the team with 16 goals and 35 assists in 53 games.
Caps’ T.J. Oshie Likely Out For The Playoffs
The Washington Capitals will be without winger T.J. Oshie for whjat appears to be the entire postseason, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan and Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.
Oshie’s injury is being termed as an upper-body issue by the team, but Oshie was seen in a sling following a hit from Carolina Hurricanes winger Warren Foegele.
Despite the hit, the Department of Player Safety opted not to hand anything down in terms of discipline on Foegele.
Red Wings Hire Steve Yzerman
Current general manager, Ken Holland, will move to a position called Senior Vice President and has inked a multi-year contract extension to remain with the club, according to TSN’s Gord Miller.
Yzerman stepped down from his role as GM of the Lightning in September but he is largely responsible for building the roster that led Tampa Bay to a President’s Cup this season, matching the NHL record for wins in a single season, posting a 62-16-4 record this past season.
Yzerman could be bringing some members of the Lightning front office to Detroit with him, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
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