Bishop comes up big with 41 saves in Stars’ win
Sharks’ Kane ends scoring drought
Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie found the net in a span of 1:48 of the third period, and Ben Bishop turned away a season-high 41 shots as the host Dallas Stars held off the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Friday to win a season-high fourth consecutive game.
Bishop, making his second start after returning from injured reserve, earned his third straight winning decision. He came through particularly at the end of the game when the Sharks forced the action.
San Jose’s Evander Kane and Logan Couture found the net, with Erik Karlsson assisting on both goals. Martin Jones made 27 saves for the Sharks, who fell to 2-4-1 in their past seven games.
San Jose got on the board first when Kane one-timed a feed from Karlsson past Bishop, off the post and into the net at the 9:22 mark of the opening period. Joonas Donskoi also got an assist on the tally. The goal was Kane’s first in nine games.
Leafs unhurt in crash
A day after making his season debut, Toronto forward William Nylander was involved in a car accident while riding with teammate Kasperi Kapanen on Friday.
News of the accident was first reported just before 3 p.m. Toronto time, with the first reports that Nylander was “OK.” Less than 20 minutes later, The Canadian Press hockey writer Joshua Clipperton reported both players were uninjured.
The accident occurred shortly after the players left the team’s Lakeshore practice facility. Which player was driving the vehicle is unknown. A photo reportedly from the scene showed a red sedan with the passenger side front door looking like it took a sizeable impact.
NHL.com’s Mike Zeisberger reported both players were on the team charter to Boston on Friday night and are expected to play Saturday against the Bruins.