|Apr. 25 11:21 AM PT12:21 PM MT1:21 PM CT2:21 PM ET18:21 GMT2:21 11:21 AM MST1:21 PM EST22:21 UAE14:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture played in the postseason despite two fractures in his face along with the plastic and wiring in his mouth that kept his teeth in place.
Analysis: Couture revealed more details of the injuries sustained when a deflected slap shot from teammate Brent Burns hit him in the mouth on March 25. He said he had one fracture that went from his upper lip to the nose area that is still very sore and will take about six weeks to completely heal. The other fracture is below his bottom row of teeth. He will need implants to get the teeth fixed and hopes to get that work done in the next few weeks so he can return home to Canada.
|Apr. 19 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST20:11 UAE12:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture scored on the power play and at even strength in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Oilers as San Jose evened its first-round series at two games apiece.
Analysis: The veteran center had gone seven straight games without a point. Couture, who led the NHL in playoff scoring last year, missed the final seven games of the regular season and hadn't been at his usual form to start this series. He wore a cage to protect his mouth the first two games before going back to the half-visor for Game 3.
|Mar. 26 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST20:43 UAE12:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture (mouth) practiced again Tuesday and will return for the Sharks' playoff opener at Edmonton.
Analysis: A major contributor to San Jose's run to last year's Stanley Cup Finals, the 28-year-old missed the final seven regular-season games after being struck in the mouth by a puck at Nashville on March 25.
|Mar. 19 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE11:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture scored on the power play for San Jose's only goal in Saturday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Couture, who played in his 500th NHL game, has 25 goals and is among the league leaders with 11 power-play goals. He has four goals and four assists in his last six games.
|Mar. 17 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST20:46 UAE12:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture assisted on the Sharks' only goal in Thursday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: Couture has recorded a point in eight of his last 10 games, totaling five goals and seven assists with a plus-6.
|Mar. 15 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST19:00 UAE11:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture and Michael Haley scored on Tuesday, and Martin Jones made 22 saves for his 32nd win of the season.
Analysis: Couture scored his 24th with 5:03 left to make it 4-1 for the Sharks.
|Mar. 13 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST20:20 UAE12:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture had two assists and the Sharks rebounded from a lackluster loss to beat the Stars 5-1 on Sunday night.
Analysis: San Jose has won six of eight, with Couture tallying four goals and five assists. The Sharks are three games into a six-game homestand and Couture has three goals and four assists in his last five in San Jose.
|Mar. 10 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST19:38 UAE10:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture scored twice, Brent Burns recorded three assists as the Sharks beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Analysis: Couture has four goals and three assists over his past six games.
|Mar. 3 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST21:18 UAE12:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Mikkel Boedker and Couture scored in Thursday's 3-1 win over Vancouver for the Sharks, who have won four of five overall and earned at least one point in eight straight games.
Analysis: Couture has five points in his last five games.
|Feb. 11 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST21:40 UAE12:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture will play Sunday at New Jersey after sitting out Saturday's game against Philadelphia with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: It's good news for the Sharks, who missed the center's offensive presence in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Flyers. Couture ranks third among San Jose players with 19 goals and 38 points and has five goals and six assists over his last 11 games.
|Feb. 7 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST7:08 UAE (+1)22:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture had a goal in Tuesday's OT loss in Buffalo.
Analysis: Couture has tallied at least one point in eight of nine games, registering five goals and five assists.
|Feb. 5 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET21:23 GMT5:23 2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST1:23 UAE (+1)16:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture maintained his recent strong level of play with a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's shootout loss to Arizona.
Analysis: The standout center has at least one point in seven of his last eight games, amassing four goals and five assists while going plus-10 during that period. Seven of Couture's 18 goals have come over a 15-game stretch since Jan. 3.
|Jan. 27 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET16:22 GMT0:22 9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST20:22 UAE11:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture scored for the second straight game Thursday, giving him 17 goals on the season.
Analysis: Couture goes into the All-Star break on a five-game point streak. He has six goals in 12 games in January along with four assists.
|Jan. 25 6:02 AM PT7:02 AM MT8:02 AM CT9:02 AM ET14:02 GMT22:02 7:02 AM MST9:02 AM EST18:02 UAE9:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has six points in the last four games.
|Jan. 24 6:21 AM PT7:21 AM MT8:21 AM CT9:21 AM ET14:21 GMT22:21 7:21 AM MST9:21 AM EST18:21 UAE9:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture had two assists Monday.
Analysis: He has eight points over 10 games in the new year.
|Jan. 18 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET19:02 GMT3:02 12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST23:02 UAE14:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture returned Thursday against Tampa Bay after missing Wednesday's game at Los Angeles due to illness, scored 22 seconds into the third period as the San Jose Sharks beat the Lightning 2-1.
Analysis: The Sharks' second-line center has 15 goals and 13 assists in 45 games.
|Jan. 12 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST20:08 UAE11:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture scored a power-play goal Wednesday.
Analysis: Couture, who scored for a second straight game, is among the league leaders with seven power-play goals.
|Dec. 14 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST5:56 UAE (+1)20:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture left Wednesday's game against Ottawa with 12:10 to go in the third period after he was crosschecked in the back of the head by Senators winger Mike Hoffman, who was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Analysis: Couture had an assist in the game and has 11 goals and nine assists this season.
|Dec. 6 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST2:07 UAE (+1)17:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture will play Wednesday against the Senators.
Analysis: Couture didn't practice Tuesday after having a screw removed from his ankle over the weekend. The veteran, who has nine goals and seven assists, played in San Jose's last game, a 2-1 win over Montreal on Friday.
|Dec. 1 11:33 AM PT12:33 PM MT1:33 PM CT2:33 PM ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST23:33 UAE14:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture had two goals and an assist, Ryan Carpenter scored his first NHL goal and San Jose extended its recent mastery over the Kings with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.
Analysis: Couture, who sharply criticized the Kings and Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Drew Doughty last year after their playoff series ended, had an empty-net goal. He has only two multipoint games this year - and both against the Kings.
|Nov. 11 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST20:20 UAE11:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture was able to end his long scoring slump with a late goal in Thursday's 4-2 win at Florida.
Analysis: It was an empty-netter in the final minute, but Couture's owners will take it after watching him log just three assists over his previous 10 outings. The two-time 30-goal scorer's most recent tally came on Oct. 17.
|Oct. 17 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET1:25 GMT9:25 6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST5:25 UAE (+1)21:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Couture scored a goal Monday.
Analysis: He has two goals and two assists in three games.
|Oct. 13 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST20:08 UAE12:08 ET13:08 BRT - Couture had a power-play goal and assisted on Brent Burns' game-winner in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Kings.
Analysis: Couture also received a two-minute penalty for tripping and finished with a plus-one rating. He played only the first three games last season before suffering a broken leg which caused him to miss nearly two months.