There’s nothing like a game 7, and for San Jose Sharks fans, the wild ride ended in victory.
The Sharks faced off in the first round of the NHL playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, a team that was predicted to advance.
Kevin Labanc of the @SanJoseSharks became the first player in NHL history to record 4 points in a period during a #Game7. #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/Ntf3Ph1eZc— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 24, 2019
After being down 3-0 in the third period, the Sharks pulled off a miraculous feat. When Knights player, Cody Eakin, was given a major penalty for cross-checking Joe Pavelski (forcing him to leave the game) the Sharks went on a rout.
SJ scored four goals during the five-minute power play to take the lead. However with 47 seconds left in the period, the Knights tied the game and took game 7 to overtime.
WHAT. AN. ENDING.— NHL (@NHL) April 24, 2019
The @SanJoseSharks complete a comeback for the ages in #Game7! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/iA24z3gsfU
With less than two minutes left in the first overtime period, the Sharks scored the game-winning goal, advancing them to round 2, one step closer to the Stanley cup.