Sharks make Knights pay for penalty, win Game 7 in OT
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[April 24, 2019]
Barclay Goodrow scored with 1:41
remaining in overtime, and the host San Jose Sharks, who scored four
goals on a five-minute power play midway through the third period,
rallied to pull out a 5-4 victory in Game 7 and wrap up their
first-round Western Conference playoff series over the Vegas Golden
Knights on Tuesday night.
Goodrow came in from the right circle and got around defenseman
Brayden McNabb, then beat Marc-Andre Fleury on his blocker side for
San Jose, which overcame a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in
franchise history, will play Colorado in the Western Conference
semifinals. The Avalanche, who eliminated the Pacific Division
champion Calgary Flames in five games, will play Game 1 at San Jose
Logan Couture scored two goals, Kevin Labanc had a goal and three
assists for the first multi-point playoff game of his career, and
Tomas Hertl had a goal and an assist for San Jose. Martin Jones,
coming off a Game 6 victory in which he set a franchise record with
58 saves, stopped 34 shots.
Jonathan Marchessault, Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson and Cody
Eakin scored goals and Mark Stone and Reilly Smith had two assists
apiece for Vegas. Fleury finished with 43 saves.
Vegas, behind goals by Karlsson, Eakin and Pacioretty, appeared to
have the game firmly in control until Eakin's penalty at the 9:13
mark of the third period.
Eakin was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for a
crosscheck on Joe Pavelski at the end of a faceoff that sent
Pavelski pin-wheeling and ended with Pavelski smashing his head off
the ice. A wobbly and bleeding Pavelski had to be helped off the ice
by several players.
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Sharks defenseman Joakim Ryan (47) and Vegas Golden Knights left
wing William Carrier (28) fight for control of the puck during the
first period in game seven of the first round of the 2019 Stanley
Cup Playoffs at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA
Couture scored just seven seconds into the penalty to cut the
deficit to 3-1, and Hertl made it 3-2 just 49 seconds later with a
deflection of an Erik Karlsson shot.
Couture tied it 2 1/2 minutes later with his sixth goal of the
playoffs, and Labanc then gave San Jose a 4-3 lead 28 seconds later
with a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Fleury on his
It marked the first time in the series that there was a lead change
and capped a span of four goals in 4:01 by the Sharks, the
eighth-fastest four goals by one team in any playoff game. The four
power play goals in one period also tied an NHL record.
Vegas pulled Fleury for an extra attacker with 1:59 remaining and
then tied it with Marchessault's goal with 47 seconds to go off a
pass from Smith to send the game into overtime.
It was the fourth straight game in which Marchessault scored a goal.
--Field Level Media
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