ST. LOUIS — Erik Karlsson scored 5 minutes 23 seconds into time beyond regulation after the officers missed a hand move by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-Four, on Wednesday evening.
Meier used his proper hand to knock a free puck towards the entrance of the internet. Gustav Nyquist then handed it over to Karlsson, who beat Jordan Binnington for his second purpose of the sport.
Binnington and the Blues complained instantly about Meier’s move. The officers huddled whereas Karlsson and the Sharks celebrated, however the play was not reviewable and the purpose stood.
The victory gave the Sharks a two video games to at least one lead in the Western Conference closing. Game Four of the best-of-seven sequence is Friday evening in St. Louis.
The Blues have been forward by a purpose earlier than Logan Couture tied the rating at Four-Four with 61 seconds left in regulation. Joe Thornton scored twice for San Jose, and Martin Jones made 28 saves.
David Perron had two objectives for St. Louis, and Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen additionally scored. Colton Parayko had three assists, and Jordan Binnington made 27 stops.
The Blues trailed, 2-Zero, after the first interval, and have been down by Three-1 in the second earlier than rallying to power time beyond regulation.
Tarasenko, who confronted criticism after a lackluster efficiency in Game 1, began the comeback together with his first purpose in six video games at Four:05 of the second. Perron tied it by beating Jones on the stick facet with a wrist shot with Three:57 left in the interval.
St. Louis went on a energy play after Brent Burns took down Oskar Sundqvist late in the interval. Perron added his second purpose of the sequence a minute later to offer the Blues the lead with their first power-play purpose in 19 possibilities on the man benefit.
It was Perron’s first multigoal playoff efficiency in 73 video games.
Blues defenseman Vince Dunn departed with eight:35 left in the first after getting hit in the face by a Brenden Dillon shot, forcing St. Louis to combine and match 5 defensemen.
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