SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - William Karlsson and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights proved they can handle some adversity just as well as they can thrive as front-runners like they did most of their inaugural season.
The play came in the third period of a series opener that San Jose lost 7-0 to the Golden Knights. Kane sniped a shot into the short side top corner, beating Marc-Andre Fleury's glove hand to cut the Sharks' deficit to 3-2.
The Knights challenged, claiming Couture interfered with Fleury.
Against a team that like the Knights swept their opening series, they turned the game into a rout early. The Sharks didn't do that - the third period and overtime was hardly their best hockey, but they showed guts and grit in tying the game and pushing for the victor in the extra frame. The Sharks answered back with two goals of their own i the third period to tie the match and take it to an tie-breaking period.
The Golden Knights got a fortunate deflection to tie the game at 3-3 at 13:28 of the third period. Vegas coach Gerard Gallant challenged the play for goaltender interference, but the goal was upheld after review.
Nothing changed in the opening game against the Sharks except the goals came early and often.
The Sharks have a 39-30 advantage in shots on goal through 60 minutes of hockey.
The Sharks forward was assessed a major-penalty on the play, and given a game-misconduct.
"I believe our game's there and I think everyone in here would tell you that", captain Joe Pavelski said. Then David Perron drew a penalty on Brendan Dillon and Vegas took advantage.
It was Karlsson's fourth goal of the playoffs thus far, and it's probably safe to say that Jones isn't the biggest fan of having to face the risky forward. Defenseman Nate Schmidt scored the other goal in the defeat, while also adding an assist.
Logan Couture didn't sleep well after the Sharks' overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3. It was a much-needed win for the Sharks as they now control home ice returning to San Jose.
The Sharks dominated the Golden Knights for the first period of game three Monday night, outshooting Vegas 14-4 at one point.
But when it comes to overtime in the National Hockey League playoffs, there's really no such thing as momentum - especially when Fleury is in net and William Karlsson is flying the other way on an odd-man rush (where the Sharks have the advantage).
The Sharks were back to within a goal and went to work.
Garoppolo's support for his neighbors began when he started to grow out a playoff beard, and mentioned that he'd love to attend a game. They were able to eventually overwhelm the Kings in those games but San Jose is more talented and has a deeper roster so it's not a formality that will happen tonight.
Kane has been a key component for the Sharks since being acquired in February. He took the place of Ryan Carpenter.
Tomas Tatar - Returned to the Golden Knights lineup, replacing Ryan Carpenter, after spending some time as a healthy scratch. In 17 games, the 26-year-old tallied nine goals and five assists.