Evander Kane Suspended 1 Game for Cross-Checking Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was not on the ice for practice Friday morning after taking a cross-check to the head during the third period of Game 1

Logan Couture plays OT hero as Sharks end Golden Knights' playoff streak

Scoring a late goal to send an National Hockey League playoff game into overtime would seem to generate momentum that would carry over to the extra session.

Karlsson and Smith both had a goal and an assist; Karlsson's goal was the OT victor and he has nine points (4 G, 5 A) in the past five games.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Desperation turns to jubilation in the National Hockey League playoffs when a trailing team manages to score the tying goal late in regulation to force overtime.

No, the return of a less-than-repentant Evander Kane to the Sharks lineup wasn't enough to spark his team to victory Monday night in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Tomas Hertl then tied the game with only 1:57 to play by jamming a rebound attempt past Fleury to force overtime. Coach Jon Cooper could have opted to make changes.

"We were down by two, but our game was good", DeBoer said. "I'd love to get to a Sharks game soon". Against Anaheim in the first round, Donskoi, used mainly as a top line winger, has a goal and two assists. "That's game-over there. That's what the playoffs are about, big players making big plays".

With 5:53 left in that period, defenseman Brent Burns gave the Sharks their first lead in the series when, off a face-off to the right of the Vegas goal in a four-on-four situation, he zipped behind Marc-Andre Fleury's net and deftly sneaked the puck between the left post and Fleury for a 3-2 lead. "But everyone was relaxed between periods". Let us know in the comments section below.

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Momentum can be very fleeting in the playoffs whether in a game or a series. He stopped each of San Jose's 16 shots in the first period, and kept his team within striking distance headed into the second.

Fleury, though, has continued to be terrific, with a.943 save percentage in three games - the best for any goalie in the second round - going into Game 4 on Wednesday night at SAP Center.

"We competed harder all over the ice", Couture said.

The Golden Knights got a fortunate deflection to tie the game at 3-3 at 13:28 of the third period. If San Jose can't determine what to do to stop him this series could be over quicker than a ride on BART for the Sharks.

Vegas' offensive skaters attempted 32.7 shots per game in the regular season, resulting in 3.3 goals per outing (ranked fourth overall in the NHL).

"I think that feel good from winning, you take that emotion into the next game", Lightning forward Chris Kunitz said. They sound great until the game starts. Even he had to smile at that one, his pearly white teeth gleaming through his mask while TV cameras zoomed in on him during the ensuing stoppage in play. That discipline has been missing this round as Vegas has gotten 18 power plays in three games.

San Jose also went short-handed twice in overtime for having too many men on the ice and for delay of game. "We just have to be better". Kane had three goals and one helper in four games against the Ducks in the conference quarterfinals, and he fired 21 shots on net in that span as well. "I can't say enough about the guy". Expect his impact to be felt throughout the series. The others: 1991 (PIT-WSH, MTL-BOS, STL-MNS and EDM-LAK), 1986 (MTL-HFD, TOR-STL, WSH-NYR and EDM-CGY) and 1984 (NYI-WSH, MTL-QUE, STL-MNS and CGY-EDM).

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