The San Jose Sharks extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday at SAP Center.
The Sharks made a surprise transaction by sending forward Barclay Goodrow to the Barracuda just a little over two hours after calling him up.
Meanwhile, the Isles wrapped up a three-game California road trip with two losses and a shootout win.
The Isles took charge early in the first period. Brenden Dillon went to the box for slashing. Then, just 28 seconds later, Anders Lee gave New York a 1-0 lead by tipping in a shot from Josh Bailey past Sharks backup goalie Aaron Dell for a power-play goal.
The Sharks controlled the rhythm after the Isles’ first goal of the game. Johnny Boychuk took Joe Thornton down on a breakaway. Thornton missed a shot on a wide-open net, but was awarded a penalty shot nonetheless.
Despite holding an 11-5 edge in shots, San Jose trailed 1-0 after the first period. Isles goalie Thomas Greiss kept the Sharks off the board with 11 saves.
The Sharks were sluggish in the first period. That all changed in the second period.
Joe Pavelski took a pass from Chris Tierney and fired a wrist shot top-shelf over Greiss’ glove to even the score 1-1 at 5:09.
Brent Burns slapped the puck at the net from the neutral zone, where it deflected off Calvin de Haan’s stick for the go-ahead goal just 34 seconds later. Kevin Labanc picked up his first career assist on Burns’ eighth goal of the season.
Tommy Wingels was deemed questionable after leaving the game late in the second.
The Sharks outshot the Isles 18-15 and led 2-1 after the second period.
John Tavares made a pass to Nick Leddy, who beat Dell with a slap shot to the short side. The Isles tied the game 2-2 with 58 seconds left in regulation.
The Sharks weren’t ready to give up just yet.
Patrick Marleau redirected Brent Burns’ pass that beat Greiss. San Jose retook the lead with 22.5 seconds left.
The Sharks held on for a 3-2 victory over the Isles.
Dell finished with 26 saves in a San Jose victory. Greiss made 25 saves in a losing effort for New York.
The Sharks return to action Saturday night when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. PST on CSCA, PT25.