SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wanted a lot more out of his team following a lackluster shutout loss to St. Louis. Joel Ward more than delivered.
Ward had a short-handed goal and took a hard hit to assist on Timo Meier's score, helping San Jose beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Monday for just its third win in eight games.
"That's the commitment we talk about," DeBoer said. "Taking that hit, making that play scores the goal. We need that. Joel's a guy that brings that to the rink almost every night. That's what it's going to take at this time of year in order to have success."