Game 4 Finals. Sharks at Canucks

San Jose 4 Vancouver 2
Being down 3-0 in the series, Vancouver decides to throw caution to the wind and open it up. And it works for half the game, as they take a 2-0 lead to the halfway point on goals by Dadonov and Gaudreau. But just like game 3, their lead evaporates. In the last half of the second period the Sharks score 3 unanswered goals (Seguin, Kucherov, and Couture). In the 3rd period they add an insurance goal on the power play when Barkov scores his league leading 9th goal. (Does he have a great card or what?)

The wide open play narrows the SOG difference, as the Sharks “only” outshoot the Canucks 40-29 this game. But the quickened pace gave the Sharks a 6-0 advantage on power plays. The game was close only because the Sharks only could convert one of those power plays into a goal.

Head coach Stan Smyl in the post game press conference: We are a little disappointed (Poor Rask, he loses in the final of both the NHL and GHCL while playing well in both). But we got further than 14 other teams. We feel like a Himalayan mountain climber who gets within 200 feet of the summit and just can’t get there. We got blocked by an avalanche (or was it a Snow Shark?) called San Jose. But on the other hand, we never expected to even make it out of base camp (make the playoffs). Yes, we were swept, but we were only outscored by 6 goals in the series. And our future looks bright, the players are looking forward to camp and are committed to getting better. We really need our forwards to improve defensively, that became apparent in this series. We are probably the youngest team in the league, and if the players continue to develop we could enjoy winning a few games.

GM Otteson in the post game press conference: In retrospect, maybe we shouldn’t have traded Luongo, but we got a potentially solid defenseman in 20 year old Victor Mete and solid penalty killer, faceoff man in 28 year old Sissons. But Rask played great, so the only disadvantage was in facing Luongo, and since we thought the playoffs out of reach, who knew? The jury is still out on trading Edler to Colorado, we felt he just took too many penalties, without enough hits. Getting Marcus Johansson in return will only pay off if he can stay healthy. We are excited about the spike in season ticket sales already happening.

Congratulations to Jeff. The Sharks pretty much waltzed through the playoffs, going 12-2. Pretty impressive. Enjoy the Cup, I and 14 other guys will try to take it from you next year.


                         San Jose SJS at Vancouver VAN                          
DATE : 06/19/2019

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose SJS                   0  3  1  0  4 
Vancouver VAN                  1  1  0  0  2 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose SJS                   14 11 15 0  40
Vancouver VAN                  5  6  18 0  29

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. VAN. EVGENI DADONOV(3)( BOONE JENNER, TRAVIS ZAJAC ): 1st 11:17
2. VAN. JOHNNY GAUDREAU(4)( TYLER JOHNSON, DYLAN DeMELO ): 2nd 4:21
3. SJS. TYLER SEGUIN(5)( NIKITA KUCHEROV, JADEN SCHWARTZ ): 2nd 13:33
4. SJS. NIKITA KUCHEROV(6)( JADEN SCHWARTZ, KEITH YANDLE ): 2nd 15:21
5. SJS. LOGAN COUTURE(2)( PHIL KESSEL ): 2nd 19:11
6. SJS. ALEKSANDER BARKOV(9)( RASMUS RISTOLAINEN, TEUVO TERAVAINEN ) (PP) : 3rd 4:35

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. VAN. SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE - 2 Minutes: 1st 14:12
2. VAN. TRAVIS ZAJAC - 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:36
3. VAN. BENCH PENALTY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 16:53
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY DENIS MALGIN
5. VAN. MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC - 2 Minutes: 2nd 19:48
6. VAN. TYLER JOHNSON - 2 Minutes: 3rd 4:25
7. VAN. JOHNNY GAUDREAU - 2 Minutes: 3rd 11:54

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For San Jose SJS
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEKSANDER BARKOV              -1   3  1  0   0  1  0   9-4 34 19:07  0   0  2  1 
TYLER SEGUIN                    1   7  1  0   0  0  0   9-7 37 21:50  2   0  2  1 
VLADIMIR TARASENKO             -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:07  0   1  0  1 
GABRIEL LANDESKOG              -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:43  0   0  0  1 
NIKITA KUCHEROV                 1   3  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:50  1   0  0  1 
JADEN SCHWARTZ                  1   1  0  2   0  0  0   1-0 24 13:55  0   1  0  0 
MIKKO RANTANEN                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:20  0   0  0  1 
TEUVO TERAVAINEN                0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 24 13:39  0   0  0  0 
NAZEM KADRI                     0   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 20 11:20  1   0  1  1 
LOGAN COUTURE                   1   3  1  0   0  0  0   5-3 14  7:34  0   0  0  1 GWG
PHIL KESSEL                     1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:34  1   0  1  1 
ADAM HENRIQUE                   1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:34  0   0  0  0 
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN              0   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  2   0  0  0 
KEITH YANDLE                    2   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:43  0   1  0  0 
OSCAR KLEFBOM                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  1   0  0  1 
P.K. SUBBAN                    -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 47 26:47  1   0  0  1 
JOSH MORRISSEY                 -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 18:52  1   0  0  0 
JUSTIN BRAUN                    2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:48  0   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                           5  40  4  7   0  1  0 27-15          10   4  6 11

Player Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU                -1   1  1  0   2  0  0   0-0 28 16:14  0   0  0  1 
EVGENI DADONOV                  1   6  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 16:48  1   0  1  1 
BROCK BOESER                   -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 24 13:11  0   0  0  1 
BOONE JENNER                    1   4  0  1   0  0  0  12-6 43 24:43  1   0  0  1 
TYLER JOHNSON                  -1   5  0  1   2  0  0   1-0 31 17:55  0   0  0  2 
DANIEL SEDIN                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 12  6:49  0   1  0  0 
TRAVIS ZAJAC                    1   2  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 39 22:43  2   0  0  0 
DAVID KREJCI                   -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   6-4 22 12:05  1   0  0  0 
ALEX GALCHENYUK                 0   0  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 12  6:49  0   2  0  0 
ROMAN JOSI                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 27:52  0   6  0  1 
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE             0   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  0   0  0  1 
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC             1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 38 21:11  1   0  0  0 
ADAM LOWRY                     -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   5-2 24 13:55  0   0  0  0 
DENIS MALGIN                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 13  7:08  0   0  0  0 
THOMAS HICKEY                  -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:48  0   1  0  0 
DYLAN DeMELO                    1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:13  0   0  0  0 
CHRIS TANEV                    -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 44 25:22  0   0  0  0 
MARCUS JOHANSSON               -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 26 14:29  0   0  0  0 
BENCH                                         2
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TOTAL                          -5  29  2  4  12  0  0 27-12           6  10  1  8

Goalie Stats For San Jose SJS
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
ROBERTO LUONGO                   60     29  2    0  13 11  105 WIN
MIKE SMITH                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
BEN BISHOP                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
TUUKKA RASK                      56     40  4    0  6  5   99  LOSS

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
San Jose SJS                  6         1
Vancouver VAN                 0         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - TYLER SEGUIN from San Jose
2nd star - ROBERTO LUONGO from San Jose
3rd star - EVGENI DADONOV from Vancouver

GAME STORY
In a close game, San Jose defeated Vancouver by a score of 4 to 2.  San 
Jose scored 3 goals in the second period.   Goal scorers were ALEKSANDER 
BARKOV, TYLER SEGUIN, NIKITA KUCHEROV and LOGAN COUTURE for San Jose and 
JOHNNY GAUDREAU and EVGENI DADONOV for Vancouver.  With the road victory 
San Jose has now recorded 12 wins and 24 points for the season.


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