SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was honored in a pregame ceremony for skating in his 1,000th career game two weeks earlier.
After being led on to the ice through a giant Sharks head by his son Jagger, he received several gifts, including a fossilized megalodon tooth and two gemsbok antelope for his ranch in Texas.
Burns then celebrated by scoring his fourth game-winning goal to help San Jose beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 for its sixth straight win Saturday night.
“I can’t say enough about the whole Sharks organization, and (GM) Doug (Wilson), what they did for my family,” Burns said. “Letting Jags come out of the Sharks head, that’s one of the best moments of my life and his life. To share that, it’s just — everything they do is first class and really special.”
San Jose fans should be very happy considering the Sharks have also won five straight at home and are riding an 8-1-0 streak in their last nine contests.
San Jose goalie Martin Jones, who has allowed two or fewer goals in four straight starts, made 27 saves. Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton and Melker Karlsson also…