Jones’ effort in return from injury isn’t enough to propel Sharks to win

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) carries the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third period of their NHL game at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
TAMPA, Fla. – Martin Jones returned to all-star sort just after lacking two video games with the damage. But his 38 will save weren’t more than enough to carry his injury-battered squad previous the high-flying Tampa Bay Lightning.

After Jones held the Sharks (14-9-2) in the game for 40-plus minutes, Tyler Johnson scored two times within the third, breaking the dam because the Lighnting picked up a 5-2 get in Tampa Saturday evening.

Johnson scored the go-ahead intention within the power participate in at 1:39 in the 3rd, capitalizing on the favorable carom off the conclude boards. Just after Ondrej Palat dumped the puck in the zone, it landed ideal before the Sharks net, letting Johnson to zip past defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and flip a backhand as a result of Jones.

The smooth-skating forward recored the game-winning purpose four:30 later, swooping in to attain off a rebound right after Jones stopped a Victor Hedman breakaway along with his ideal shoulder and Brenden Dillon scooped the puck off the aim line.

Cory Conacher scored the Lightning’s 3rd aim of your last body with eight:fifty eight still left about the clock and Nikita Kucherov added his league-leading 19th of the 12 months at fifteen:37.

Justin Braun additional a objective with the Sharks at thirteen:37 of the 3rd, his to start with of your calendar year. Danny O’Regan picked up his 2nd guide with the game to the tally.

Prior to the Lightning grabbed keep with the game in the third, the Sharks left the opening frame which has a 1-0 guide immediately after weathering an early storm through which they surrendered 9 of the game’s initial ten shots.

In his initial game back from an upper-body injuries, Barclay Goodrow, who missed 5 game titles, scored his first objective in the calendar year at sixteen:fifty eight on the tally that noticed AHL Barracuda alumni generate all 3 factors.

Ryan Carpenter started the play by threading a seam pass through the slot to O’Regan, who was driving on the web after splitting the Lightning protection. After goalie Andrei, Vasilevskiy stopped O’Regan’s shot, Goodrow fired the puck into a gaping web.

Carpenter’s secondary support was his 1st level in fourteen games this year.

The Lightning continued to tilt the ice during the next, outshooting the Sharks 16-7 and tying the game just 27 seconds in the body.

Kucherov scored his 18th just after sliding at the rear of defenseman Vlasic and one-timing a fancy-saucer pass from Palat within the hurry.

The game wasn’t all that diverse from your to start with meeting in between the clubs on Nov. 8 in the event the Sharks took a shellacking 5-1 from the Lightning. The only difference was that Jones allowed the Sharks to stay while in the game for a more time interval of time.

Jones produced many remarkable saves, together with a pad stop on Ryan Callahan after a Joakim Ryan turnover from the initially, a right-pad help save on Yanni Gourde from in shut within the second and also a glove halt on Steven Stamkos through the high slot later during the time period.

Head mentor Pete DeBoer anticipated that his club may very well be in for any lengthy night, squaring off against the Jap Conference’s best group with Joonas Donskoi (lower overall body), Tim Heed (higher body), Melker Karlsson (minimize) and Mikkel Boedker (lower physique) all sidelined by day-to-day injuries.

The Sharks recalled Marcus Sorensen Saturday. The 25-year-old Swede will join the team for the final game in their four-game road journey versus the Washington Capitals Monday.