San Jose Sharks hear about Chris Wagner's goal in the NHL



SAN JOSE – Sharks coach Pete DeBoer heard the NHL on Tuesday – as he had predicted the night before – but did not want to clarify what the league representative could have said.

"I've heard someone from the league, but I will not share those conversations with you," DeBoer said. "But I have (heard)."

There seems to be a handful of arbitrary mistakes in the Sharks' 6-5 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday. After the match, DeBoer found no additional penalty for Zdeno Chara for his late Joe Pavelski, Chris Wagner's controversial tying goal with 1:49 left in the third period and the Bruins' net back on his moorings. overtime and the whistle sounded before a breakout of Evander Kane.

"I'm sure we'll have an explanation and some kind of excuse," DeBoer said Monday night. "It does not help us in the ranking, but it's generally how it works."

On his goal, Wagner was the victim of a hit blocked by Sharks goaltender Martin Jones. The puck flew straight into the air before Wagner threw it into the net with a stick that seemed to be above his shoulders.

"I've somehow slipped on it. He bounced back and I think I had him at the shoulders, "Wagner said after the match. "I already did it, so I knew that (the Sharks) could not challenge it. It was a good goal on the ice and they did not call a high stick right away. (The sharks) were probably upset by this. "

One wondered if Wagner had come into contact with the puck before she crossed the Sharks' goal line. Under rule 80.1 of the NHL, "when a puck is struck with a high stick and then becomes the possession and control of a player on the offending team (including the player who has come into contact with the washer), either directly or deviated from any purpose. player or official, there must be a whistle. "

The Bruins won the game with goal by Charlie McAvoy at 3:59 in overtime.

▪ The Sharks were eliminated by a brace against the Bruins, while San Jose was 32-time-the fourth-highest total in the league-in eight games since the start of the month.

The Sharks conceded five power play goals over that period. But it's not just the amount of the penalties that bother them, it's the type of penalties they take.

San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) exchange words with Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (33), left, in the second half of Monday's playoff at San Jose's SAP Center. (Randy Vazquez / Bay Area Press Group)

"Just lazy penalties," said Sharks center Logan Couture, who lamented his penalty for second period hook on Chara. "When you're penalized (five) times in Winnipeg, (seven) times in Calgary, it's hard for players who play PK, who spend a lot of minutes on which we expect to count to be good on the offensive as well.

"When you play four or five minutes of play, it is not easy to get out and have energy for a regular shift."

Monday night, three of the penalties inflicted on the Sharks were for high stick and another for hanging. On Saturday in Vancouver, when they eliminated their four penalties, two calls were made to trip and one to hang up. On February 14, against Washington, two penalties were imposed for stumbling, one for high stick and the other for detention.

"It's totally unusual," DeBoer said. "A lot of high sticks, trying to lift the guys' sticks and catch them on the chin. Paste penalties. I did not think it was lazy penalties last night. They were a little more unhappy. The guys are trying to get under the people, to disappear and catch them in the head.

"I was thinking (against Vancouver), I thought we had taken two or three lazy penalties where we were on the wrong side of people and where we were just reaching and stumbling. As the playoffs get closer, it's an important part of playoff hockey, having that discipline and not putting the teams on the power play. It stung us last night.

▪ Erik Karlsson received a talk day on Tuesday from DeBoer and did not skate. Karlsson, who recently missed nine games due to a groin injury, played 28 minutes and 33 seconds against the Bruins.


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