SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson had two assists, turning into the primary NHL defenseman to succeed in 30 factors this season, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Monday evening.
Tomas Hertl, Matt Nieto, Timo Meier, Logan Couture and Noah Gregor scored for the Sharks, who improved to 2-7-3 at dwelling. Kaapo Kahkonen made 37 saves for his second win, and defenseman Matt Benning added two assists.
Senators goalie Cam Talbot was pulled within the second interval for Anton Forsberg after giving up three targets on seven pictures. Forsberg made 21 saves.
Tim Stützle scored for Ottawa, assisted by Brady Tkachuk.
Gregor hit the submit on a breakaway however scored shortly afterward to provide the Sharks the lead together with his first purpose of the season.
Stützle scored his seventh to tie it at 1 within the first interval. Tkachuk made a pleasant cross from behind the online to create the chance.
Meier put the Sharks forward 2-1 simply 1:18 into the second after a candy feed from Karlsson. Meier prolonged his level streak to 4 video games by scoring his ninth purpose.
Nieto scored his fourth purpose within the second on a tip-in to make it 3-1 after Matt Benning flung a puck towards the online. It was Nieto’s third purpose in his final 4 video games.
Hertl scored a power-play purpose with 4:04 left within the second. The Sharks held the puck within the offensive zone for the whole energy play, and Hertl acquired his fifth of the season.
Couture despatched one the size of the ice for an empty-net purpose with 58 seconds left. It was his tenth purpose of the season.
Sharks rookie defenseman Nick Cicek acquired into his first NHL battle in opposition to Mark Kastelic after they got here collectively in entrance of the San Jose web.
Senators: Go to the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday.
Sharks: Tackle the Kraken in Seattle on Wednesday.
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