(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer When Logan Couture limped off the ice in the middle of a tied game San Jose desperately needed to win, it looked as if he was taking the Sharks' playoffs hopes with him.
Instead Couture managed to make it back out on the ice to give his team an emotional spark and topped that by scoring the overtime game-winner that got the Sharks back into their second-round series against Los Angeles with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 on Saturday night.
It's just the latest big moment for a young player who has emerged as a leader and perhaps the top player on a Sharks team looking to make a deep playoff run.
''Logan is a huge, huge part of our team,'' coach Todd McLellan said Saturday. ''This is his coming out party. Nationally people have probably started talking about him. But we've known Logan like this for a long time.''
With two days off before Game 4 at home on Tuesday night when San Jose will look to tie the series at 2, Couture and his t...