How Reimer guided Sharks to shootout win over Wild originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
“We stuck with it the whole game.”
The Sharks, down 2-0 with seven minutes to go in the game, looked dead in the water. Then, Steven Lorentz got in front of the net and put in the rebound from a Marc-Edouard Vlasic point shot. Nico Sturm tied it two minutes later with a long shot that eluded Filip Gustavsson. Finally, Alexander Barabanov clinched it in extra time with his first-ever NHL shootout goal.
But back to Karlsson’s point, there were many times where the Sharks could’ve packed it in. When the Wild stormed out of the gate with a 9-1 shots rampage. After back-to-back Kevin Labanc offensive zone penalties in the second period. After a Karlsson turnover on the power play gave Minnesota a short-handed goal early in the third period.
That’s why you keep games close. The good teams keep grinding until they see daylight.
It was a couple of old reliables that kept the Sharks in it.
James Reimer got the Sharks out of a listless first period down just a goal, getting a well-deserved shoutout from coach David Quinn afterwards.
Source: Yahoo Sports