NHL: Sharks washed out, David Quinn expelled

NHL: Sharks washed out, David Quinn expelled


The Sharks had a tough time in San Jose on Saturday, seeing head coach David Quinn ejected in a tough 8-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.< /strong> 

Team California lost a 2-0 lead following a disastrous second period. Leading 4-2, the “Caps” were about to take advantage of a third power play when Quinn exploded. Dissatisfied with the punishment awarded to his striker Kevin Labanc, he verbally attacked the officials to the point of being expelled from the ice.

To turn the knife in the wound, T.J. Oshie threaded the needle in the massive attack that followed.

Alexander Ovechkin, discreet in the last 10 games, then scored his 814th and 815th career goals, in the third period.

The newcomers also looked great in the Capitals' win, their second in a row. Craig Smith rattled the ropes twice and defender Rasmus Sandin picked up three assists.

Quebecer Nicolas Aubé-Kubel celebrated his new contract extension with a goal and an assist.

Matt Irwin and Dylan Strome also participated in the humiliation of goaltender Kaapo Kähkönen, who yielded eight times in 30 shots.

Tomas Hertl, Alexander Barabanov and Nico Sturm saved the honor of the Sharks.

The Stars ignore the return of Cale Makar

The Colorado Avalanche looked disoriented in a 7-3 loss to the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center, although they could count on the return to play of star defenseman Cale Makar.

A concussion sidelined the last Norris Trophy recipient since Feb. 18. He was cleared of the score sheet in 22 min 27s.

Head coach Jared Bednar this time had to deal with the absence of Valeri Nichushkin and Josh Manson. Without these two important elements of their defensive game, the “Avs” left far too much space for the Stars' first line, one of the most formidable units on the circuit.

Jason Robertson took the opportunity to raise three points, including his 36th and 37th goals of the campaign. Roope Hintz (two assists) and Joe Pavelski (one goal, one assist) also caused problems for the visitors.

Miro Heiskanen, Mason Marchment, Radek Faksa and Wyatt Johnston added to the scoring.

Also, Max Domi wore the green Stars jersey for the first time after being acquired before the trade deadline. He didn't blacken the score sheet, but he has already shown great chemistry with Marchment and Tyler Seguin.

As for the Avalanche, Quebec defender Samuel Girard had his first game of three points of the season. He scored his fifth goal of the campaign with an accurate slap shot, in addition to being accomplices of Andrew Cogliano and Evan Rodrigues.