Couture, Labanc help lead Sharks past Hurricanes 4-3
San Jose Sharks' Kevin Labanc (62) celebrates after scoring with teammates on the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc scored less than 2 minutes apart in the second period and the San Jose Sharks bounced back from consecutive losses by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night.
Patrick Marleau scored 12 seconds into the game and Paul Martin added his first goal of the season for the Sharks, who had allowed late tiebreaking goals in their previous two games.
Backup goalie Aaron Dell made 30 saves to earn his third win in four starts this season.
Lee Stempniak and Derek Ryan scored power-play goals and Joakim Nordstrom added a short-handed tally but it wasn't enough for the Hurricanes, who earned three points on their three-game California swing. Cam Ward made 16 saves.