Tomas Hertl scored a shorthanded goal 11 minutes, 17 seconds into the second overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the host Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
Just 31 seconds after Barclay Goodrow was called for slashing Brayden McNabb, it was Hertl recovering the loose puck and skating in alone and beating Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot.
Game 7 will be Tuesday at San Jose.
Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, and Martin Jones had a playoff career-high 58 saves. San Jose has won two straight after being forced to the brink of elimination to even the series. Jonathan Marchessault scored for Vegas, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots.
Jones may have saved his best performance for Game 6, coming up with big saves to keep the Sharks in the game with huge saves while under rapid fire.
With Vegas carrying momentum over from Marchessault's goal that tied the score with 8:40 left in the second period, and a penalty kill that carried into the third, Jones' biggest save came against Reilly Smith, whose point-blank one-timer was stymied. Moments later Jones snuffed out Mark Stone's slapshot from the circle.
The Sharks got on the board just before the end of the first period, when Vegas defenseman Deryk Engelland misplayed the puck in the neutral zone and Couture gathered the puck, maneuvered around Golden Knights defender Nate Schmidt and fired past Fleury glove side to give San Jose a 1-0 with 6.5 seconds left.
Marchessault tied it as he gathered a rebound off Shea Theodore's shot from the point, and backhanded the puck over Jones' right pad. It gave Marchessault a goal in three consecutive games, and at least one point in four straight.
Both goalies made big saves during the first extra period, first with Fleury stopping Kevin Labanc just after the puck drop, and later when Jones stopped Max Pacioretty's one-timer with 9:57 left.
Boston 4, Toronto 2: The visiting Bruins held off the Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 on Tuesday in their first-round series. Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist. "[We] gave ourselves another opportunity for another game," Marchand said. "We got to try to replicate it." Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews scored for Toronto in a series in which neither team has managed back-to-back victories and each has won twice on the road. The Maple Leafs, who lost to the Bruins in seven games in 2013 and last spring, have not advanced to Round 2 since 2004.