The San Jose Sharks allowed 10 goals for the second straight game on Saturday in a bitter 10-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
San Jose lost 10-1 to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. This is the first time a team has allowed 10 or more goals in two consecutive games since the Boston Bruins in December 1965.
The Sharks are yet to enjoy victory and have just one point in the standings in 11 games this season (0-10-1). They have scored just 12 goals since the start of the season and have allowed 55 goals.
The last time the Penguins scored 10 or more goals in a game was March 27, 2022 when they scored 11 against the Red Wings.
Brian Rust had a five-point night with a goal and four assists while Riley Smith and Jake Guentzel each had two goals and two assists. Evgeni Malkin also scored two goals.
Vinny Hinostroza, Christopher Letang and Matt Nieto were the other scorers for the Penguins. Hinostroza also collected an assist. Rickard Rakell and Erik Karlsson provided two assists.
For the Sharks, Anthony Duclair scored his second goal of the season, Jacob McDonald had a goal and an assist, and Tomas Hertl was involved in both of his team’s goals.
The Penguins, the worst team in the Metropolitan Division, ended a two-game losing streak. This is their fourth win in 10 matches.
Even Avalanche is brutalized by the Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights made a strong statement by crushing another powerhouse to remain unbeaten in regulation this season, defeating the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 7-0.
In a duel between the last two Stanley Cup winners, it was the defending champions who prevailed to win their fourth straight game.
Vegas is now 11-0-1. With 23 points out of a possible 24, this is the best start to a season in NHL history for a Stanley Cup champion.
Mark Stone led his team with two goals and two assists while Jack Eichel and William Karlsson each had braces. Far from being outdone, Adin Hill stopped all 41 Avalanche shots to earn their sixth win and first shutout of the season.
Pavel Dorofeev and Chandler Stevenson also contributed two assists each and William Carrier scored his third goal of the season.
Alexander Georgiev was roughed up, stopping only 28 of 35 shots.
The Avalanche are 7-4-0 after 11 games.
End of flame slice
The Calgary Flames scored two goals early in the third period to defeat the Seattle Kraken 6-3.
Calgary (3-7-1) ended a troubling slide, suffering six straight losses in regulation time.
Author of his first NHL goal, Martin Pospisil was the Flames’ leading scorer, answering for Oliver Bjorkstrand in the first period.
The Kraken then got back in front thanks to Ilvi Tolvanen, who beat Dan Vladar with a wrist shot at 16:22 of the first period.
On a power play at the end of the second half, Noah Hanifin allowed Alberta to get back into the home team’s game.
Igor Sharangovich scored the goal that gave the Flames their first lead by skillfully deflecting a point shot from Nikita Zadorov at 1:33 of the third period.
Mikael Backlund doubled the visitors’ priority; It was the first goal of the season for the new Flames captain.
It was Backlund himself who completed the scoring at 19:12, moments after Jaden Schwartz put the Kraken inside the net.
Rasmus Andersson also put the ball into an empty net at 19:39.
Second closure for Demko
Goals by Pius Sittwer and Elias Pettersson in the second period allowed the Vancouver Canucks to win 2-0 over the Dallas Stars.
Thatcher Demko stopped 26 pucks for the second shutout in his last four starts, and the fifth in his entire career.
In his last four games, Demko has an efficiency rate of 97.2%.
Peterson’s goal at 15:54 of the second period was his sixth of the season.
The Canucks (8-2-1) star center now has 20 points in just 11 games.
Vancouver achieved its third win in a row, while Dallas (7-2-1) saw its streak of three wins slow down.
Demko’s opponent, Jake Oettinger, surrendered two runs on 28 shots in the loss.
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