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That was Carolinas first shootout of the season.I think its a big step for us, said Hurricanes left winger Brock McGinn, who scored in regulation and in the shootout. I think we need to keep this confidence going.The Hurricanes might be further establishing an identity as they continue a good start to the season with a 6-3-1 record.The way we won was important, Carolina coach Rod BrindAmour said of the most recent game. Were not going to quit, I know that about this group. The Hurricanes became the first team this season to outshoot the Sharks in San Joses 10 games. Carolina held a 41-23 edge in shots, though it was fast paced for both sides at times.Thats the way hockey should be played, BrindAmour said. I know there were lots of mistakes. But I was on the edge of my seat, and I have a pretty good one.The Islanders are still piecing together things under first-year coach Barry Trotz. On Sunday, they try to win consecutive games for the first time this season.Weve done a lot of good things [url=http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/authentic-justin-williams-jersey]http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/authentic-justin-williams-jersey[/url] , havent always got the results we want, Trotz said.Because of the Islanders wavering outcomes, there have been times when its hard to figure out the pulse of the team. For Trotz, he knows it will take time.Part of the process is to understand, a lot of times with young players and even old players to be a top player, you have to play (through it), he said of certain struggles. They cant get frustrated. Make sure they play with a team concept and not try to do too much. (Theyre) getting used to us. Were kind of retraining them a little bit.Trotz said seeing how the Islanders develop during this road strip is crucial because there could be changes made with line combinations based on what the opponent is doing.Were trying to get some balance throughout the lineup, Trotz said. We need to be a little more consistent throughout our lineup. Stay out to the box, play our game and believe in what were doing.Carolina center Sebastian Aho takes a 10-game points streak into Sundays game. He has an assist in every game this season, one game shy of matching Eric Staal for the franchise record of 11 consecutive games with an assist.BrindAmour didnt commit Saturday to using goalie Scott Darling for his season debut against the Islanders. He was activated for the last game but didnt play. Hes coming off a groin injury suffered in the preseason finale.The teams opened the season against each other Oct. 4 in Raleigh, with the Islanders winning in overtime. LAS VEGAS (AP) The San Jose Sharks rallied late to give their dads a memorable night just off the Las Vegas strip.Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi scored third-period goals 39 seconds apart, Martin Jones made 36 saves on his birthday, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night.San Jose [url=http://www.minnesotawildteamshops.com/authentic-hoodie]Minnesota Wild Hoodies Womens[/url] , which earned its 1,000th victory, won its fifth straight and ended the Golden Knights seven-game winning streak. The Sharks (59 points) leapfrogged Vegas in the Pacific Division standings and are one point behind Calgary for the top spot.It happened with the players dads traveling with the club. The fathers crashed the locker room after the game to serenade Jones with birthday wishes.Honestly were just trying to focus on the game, its not something youre really thinking about out there, Jones said, downplaying his birthday, the dads trip and the teams milestone win. Thats the team that always seems to jump out, use the crowd to their advantage, they always come out to good starts. We just stuck with it, we didnt panic. We just kept getting pucks out, getting pucks in. It was a good gutsy road win.Brent Burns shot from the point rebounded perfectly to Karlsson, who found a wide open net to tie it 2-2. Donskoi then had the puck bounce off him amid heavy traffic in front of Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for a 3-2 lead with 11:57 left.That was the game; theyre both dirty goals wh ere youre going to the net and there are bodies there and theres lots of traffic, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. Theyre not pretty goals and we knew that we were gonna have to score that way on him [url=http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/authentic-rod-brind_amour-jersey]Rod Brind'Amour Jersey[/url] , (Fleurys) always played well against us. We did what we had to do to get two big points.Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks, who avenged a 6-0 defeat in their last trip to Las Vegas in November and got over a hurdle in beating a team that has given them fits since its inaugural season.Vegas won the regular-season series 3-1 last season, then eliminated the Sharks in six games in the Western Conference semifinals.Its a special one to be a part of, Burns said. Its nice to do it in a building thats been giving us some tough games and do it with the dads here, its just fun.Tomas Nosek and Jon Merril scored for Vegas, while Fleury made 24 saves.Vegas had the NHLs longest active home point streak of 12 games (10-0-2) snapped.Everyones been in this position before, Vegas forward Max Pacioretty said. The important thing is to move on to the next one now.Since opening the season 9-12-1, the Golden Knights are 18-4-3 and hadnt lost a game in regulation at home since a 4-1 loss to St. Louis on Nov. 16.Alex Tuch had an assist for Vegas and extended his point streak to eight games (two goals, seven assists). Tuch is the team leader with 35 points.NOTES: The Sharks trailed after one period for just the ninth time this season. Valentin Zykov made his Golden Knights debut after being claimed off waivers from Edmonton on Dec. 29. Burns played in his 435th consecutive game, a streak that began Nov. 21, 2013. San Joses Erik Karlsson saw his 14-game streak with at least one assist come to an end. San Jose had its five-game streak with at least one power-play goal snapped. The Golden Knights dropped to 11-3-2 when leading after one period.UP NEXTSharks: Hosts Ottawa on Saturday.Golden Knights: Visits Chicago on Saturday.
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