Tomas Hertl ends double OT thriller


Tomas Hertl scored a shorthanded goal in Sunday’s 2-1 double overtime Game 6 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights

The San Jose Sharks were completely dominated by the Golden Knights from the second period onward, getting outshot 58-30. After Barclay Goodrow took a slashing penalty, Hertl was sprung on a partial break and he beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrister to end this marathon of a game. The Sharks were down 3-1 in this series but back-to-back wins have now forced a Game 7 for Tuesday night back in San Jose with the Sharks having all the momentum. Hertl predicted a Game 7 and he didn’t disappoint.

What an incredible performance from Jones who was out of this world in both the second and third period, making 33 saves across those two periods. In fact, if it wasn’t for their veteran goaltender, the Sharks would have been blown out of the water in this contest. Jones has done a complete 180 from the goaltender we saw in the first part of this series, giving the Sharks a lifeline over the final two contests. He set a career-high in saves and broke a franchise record for saves in a postseason game, surpassing Wade Flaherty who had 56 in a 1995 Quarterfinal game. Another performance like tonight’s in Game 7 on Tuesday night could very well put the Sharks into the second round.