Los Angeles Times
Sharks win in OT after rally
Barclay Goodrow scored 18:19 into overtime to send the San Jose Sharks into the second round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night, capping a wild Game 7 that featured the Sharks erasing a three-goal deficit by scoring four times on a disputed major penalty in the third period and Vegas tying the score in the final minute of regulation.
What looked like it was going to be a relatively easy Vegas win turned crazy with the Golden Knights up 3-0 and 10:47 to play in regulation after a bloody scene on the ice led to a major penalty on Cody Eakin and sent San Jose captain Joe Pavelski to the locker room dazed.
Eakin was given a fiveminute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct.
The Sharks then rallied thanks to two goals from Logan Couture, one from Tomas Hertl and then the tiebreaker from Kevin Labanc, who assisted on the first three goals. That scoring spree in 4:01 marked only the second time a team had scored four goals on one major power play in a playoff game.
Martin Jones then appeared ready to seal the win, robbing Mark Stone with a glove save with 3:10 to go and Vegas on the power play. But the Golden Knights didn’t go away and got the equalizer when Jonathan Marchessault scored with 47 seconds to play.
It was the third straight win for San Jose.
at Boston 5, Toronto 1: Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins wrapped up their first-round Eastern Conference series in seven games.
The Maple Leafs have lost six consecutive road Game 7s, and no Canadian team will hold the Stanley Cup again, continuing a drought since Montreal won it in 1993.