Bishop comes up big with 41 saves in Stars’ win

Sharks’ Kane ends scor­ing drought

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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.

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