Used to Logan Couture’s goal celebration yet?
The San Jose Sharks forward continued to fill out his personal postseason bingo card with two huge goals one minute and 59 seconds apart, temporarily erasing the St. Louis Blues’ lead in the second period of Game 2.
First, Couture added a shorthanded goal to his postseason-leading stat line, picking off an Alex Pietrangelo pass on a close out and racing down the ice on Jordan Binnington. A tidy move to the backhand, and Couture secured his 12th goal and 18th point of the playoffs.
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Then on his next shift, Couture cradled a stretch pass from Timo Meier on his backhand and beat Binnington through the wickets again, adding another accomplishment to his swelling postseason resume for his 100th career point in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Now four points clear in the scoring race, Couture is establishing himself as one of the most dominant postseason performers of this decade. He’s now one of four players with triple-digit totals since 2010, trailing only multi-time Stanley Cup champions Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Evgeni Malkin over that same time period.
Only Crosby has a superior points-per-game rate in comparison to Couture, who has basically provided the Sharks with one point per postseason outing since his rookie season with the franchise.
Couture is, by the way, six goals away from matching the NHL record for goals in a single postseason run. Reggie Leach and Jari Kurri have shared that record for 34 years.
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