Former Capitals forward Eric Fehr spent 34 games in the AHL this season, but got a new lease on his NHL life at the trade deadline.
The Toronto Maple Leafs dealt Fehr, who they had previously loaned to AHL San Diego, to the Sharks for a seventh-round pick. Since then, Fehr has primarily served as the Sharks fourth line center.
After scoring three goals in 14 regular season games with San Jose, Fehr found the back of the net in the postseason for the first time, Tuesday night. Fehr’s second period goal helped the Sharks’ thrash the Ducks 7-1 during Game Three of their first-round series.
The Sharks now lead 3-0.
— NHL (@NHL) April 17, 2018
The highlight-reel goal was a stunning individual play by Fehr. Taking a pass in the neutral zone, Fehr gained the offensive zone and deked. The shimmy gave Fehr a lane to the net.
The power forward then put his shoulder down and let off a perfect shot from the slot, squeaking a puck through Ducks goaltender. John Gibson
The goal marked Fehr’s first postseason goal since 2016 when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. On June 6, 2016, Fehr scored during Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks. Two games later he became a Stanley Cup champion for the first time and celebrated on the ice at SAP Center.
Later in Monday’s game against the Ducks, Fehr absorbed a cheap shot from former teammate and friend Jason Chimera.
On the bench, Fehr shook his head in disgust after the play.
The Sharks will look to close the series Wednesday night during Game Four.
— Ryan Brandt (@Ryan_Brandt) April 17, 2018
— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) April 17, 2018
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