Sharks achieve rare feat with PP goals

October 30, 2011, 5:44 pm
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Interesting footnote from the pair of power play goals scored by the Sharks in their 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders on Saturday night.

Joe Pavelski gave the Sharks a quick 1-0 lead with a power play goal at the 17-second mark of the first period, and Brent Burns' overtime winner also came with the man advantage.

Since the NHL introduced the five-minute overtime format in 1983, the only other team to score power play goals in the opening minute of the first period and in overtime in the same game was the Minnesota North Stars in their 6-5 win against the Blues on March 17, 1986. In that game, Dino Ciccarelli scored them both.

Another quick footnote on Burns goal Todd McLellan called time out just before the four-on-three advantage was about to begin. He wanted to set up a play during a situation that the team doesnt really ever practice.

It wasnt exactly what they drew up on the white board, but McLellan had no complains afterward.

What we talked about we didnt do, but we scored the goal, so well take it," he said.

"Thats what happens when you have creative players. They can react to situations, and I thought that Dan Boyle started a little motion and Burnsie took a real good shot.