SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Barclay Goodrow scored 18 minutes, 19 seconds into overtime to send San Jose into the second round of the playoffs with a 5-4 victory over Vegas 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 the Golden Knights tying the score in the final minute of regulation.
What looked like a relatively easy Vegas victory turned crazy with 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.
The penalty happened on a faceoff in San Jose's offensive zone when Eakin cross-checked Pavelski in the chest. Paul Stastny then hit Pavelski as he fell to the ice, his helmet slamming down. Pavelski appeared to be knocked out and blood poured out of his mouth. Eakin received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct.
The Sharks then rallied with 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.
But the 2018 Western Conference champion Golden Knights didn't go away and got the equalizer from Jonathan Marchessault with Marc-Andre Fleury pulled in the final minute. It was the third-latest tying goal in a Game 7 in NHL history.
Fourth-liner Goodrow delivered late in the extra period, taking a pass from Erik Karlsson and deking his way past Fleury for the game-winner that set off a wild celebration.