Takeaways: Are Sharks’ defensive woes circumstantial, or part of a troubling trend?

The Sharks allowed six even-strength goals in a disastrous first period at PPG Paints Arena. The Sharks rallied with four unanswered goals after they were down 6-1 and almost completed the unlikely comeback before the Penguins scored twice in the final 2:01 of regulation time. Goalie James Reimer allowed all six of Pittsburgh’s even-strength goals in the first period before he was pulled in favor of backup Zach Sawchenko.