Sharks' budding star Couture shying away from limelight

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture is taken down by Los Angeles Kings defenceman Alec Martinez...

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture is taken down by Los Angeles Kings defenceman Alec Martinez during Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal in Los Angeles, May 16, 2013. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:57 PM ET

Surrounded Sunday morning by scribes and TV-types, Logan Couture patiently answered question after question about the only thing he didn’t seem interested in talking about.

Himself.

The Sharks centre is the toast of the town in San Jose after shaking off a second-period leg injury and eventually scoring the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 sudden-death triumph over the Los Angeles Kings, a had-to-have-it game for the bunch from the Bay Area.

“We didn’t win just because of me,” Couture insisted. “We won because other guys stepped up and played well. I wasn’t out there the entire second period, and guys played extremely well. It was a full team effort.”

Like it or not, Couture is getting the credit.


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