Sharks top Jets in OT after coach, seven players put in COVID-19 protocol


SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks, playing without their coach and seven players in NHL COVID-19 protocol, defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in overtime at SAP Center on Saturday.

San Jose coach Bob Boughner, forwards Andrew Cogliano, Jonathan Dahlen and Matt Nieto, and defensemen Erik Karlsson, Jake Middleton, Radim Simek and Marc-Edouard Vlasic were unavailable, as was forward and captain Logan Couture, who has a non-COVID illness.

Timo Meier scored a power-play goal at 1:07 of overtime after Kyle Connor tied it 1-1 at 16:48 of the third period.

Meier scored from the right circle after Nikolaj Ehlers was called for interference on Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.

Tomas Hertl scored, and James Reimer made 34 saves for San Jose (5-3-0), which had lost three straight.

Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves for Winnipeg (4-2-2), which had its four-game winning streak end.

Hertl made it 1-0 at 54 seconds of the second period. Meier set Hertl up with a pass in front of Hellebuyck’s knees.

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