SAN JOSE – The pain of losing in the Stanley Cup playoffs is not changing from season to season, no matter how it unfolds, at least not for San Jose Sharks Logan Couture
He stood in the dressing room just after the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of the second round of the Western Conference at the SAP Center in the Western Conference final.
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They could hear the raw emotion in his voice. The Sharks lost for the third time in a row a home game. Two years ago, it was the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Last year it was against the Edmonton Oilers in six games in the first round.
"It's all the same," couture said. "They lose.
" In the end, there is a team that is happy and ends the season with a win. I did not make it my career and it [stinks]. It will not change if we do not go out and win our last game of the season.
The Golden Knights were opportunistic, and this was seen in Game 6. The sharks had their chances and will likely see the puck During the summer, they bounced off the crossbar and posts during the summer.
Couture had a first-class chance to score when he stayed 1
"You know, the top-line guys have made it, the fourth line has made it," said Tierney, who with linemates Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc for six Points (two goals, four assists) in the series. "The third line has to make a difference and make 5-on-5 and I do not think we've made 5-on-5 goals since the playoff's first game, it's disappointing and you want the difference." We were the reverse difference.
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For the sharks, there will be time to think about and evaluate a season of many promising developments In the regular season, 12 players scored 30 or more points, and eight of his 12 forwards scored three or more points in a first round of the Anaheim Ducks. [Citation needed] 19659005] The Sharks never got Joe Thornton back in the line-up The 38-year-old midfielder did not play after injuring himself against the Winnipeg jets on January 23.
In addition, two-thirds of their number 1 in the Second round injury: Forward Joonas Donskoi missed Game 3 because of a lower-body injury and Evander Kane told The Athletic after Game 6 that he was with a split Shoulder had played.
"Despite the adversities and injuries and [Thornton] being out there, I believe that group really felt like they continued to win and keep going," San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. "There was a trust in them … Credit for Vegas … We knew their game was real and there were some swing moments, as there is always when you win and lose."
"But the end result for I'm that we only hunted the game for every game in the series, except for the 4-0 win here at home (in Game 4). I thought we had some good starts and quality chances in many of these games. [Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre] Fleury was early in many of these games, allowing them to get their feet under them.
The No. 1 Sharks of Kane, Donskoi and Joe Pavelski was held without a point in the last two games and fought with even strength.
"I do not dissect it," said DeBoer. "I can tell you that. You have a guy (Pavelski) who plays in the middle, who has not played in the middle for years, and appears as number one.
"Well, if you want to analyze your game negatively, then you're talking to the wrong guy, you can do that. Those guys jumped in and filled roles and did not complain and fought each and every one of their [butts] right up to right Summer.
"This is my story. You write whatever you want.
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