The Sharks had little to complain about in the early stages of this NHL season, being one of three undefeated teams and scoring a league-high 24 goals in their first five games heading into Tuesday.
About the only thing that has not been clicking for the Sharks has been their power play, and they decided to do something about that Tuesday.
Playing the undefeated St. Louis Blues, the Sharks improved their record to 6-0 with a 6-2 victory that included power play goals from Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels and Patrick Marleau.
In their first five games, the Sharks had scored only five power play goals in 23 opportunities, a success rate of 21.7 percent. The Sharks might have been fired up by a hit by the Blues’ Maxim Lapierre on veteran defenseman Dan Boyle just 5:22 into the game. Lapierre checked Boyle into the boards from behind and Boyle had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and initial reports were that he was alert and moving all of his extremities.