NHL Playoffs: Sharks, Tomas Hertl’s game winning goal in double OT even series with Golden Knights

(Photo Credit: EBC Las Vegas Bureau)

Henry Nery
EBC Las Vegas Bureau

LAS VEGAS (Eagle News) – Game 6 between the defending Western Conference champions Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks did not disappoint fans as the game went to double overtime.  However, the outcome of the game went in favor of the Sharks, as Center, Tomas Hertl’s short-handed goal silenced T-Mobile Arena, a 2-1 final that sends the series back to San Jose, tied at three games a piece.

With the game went back and forth during the second overtime, the Golden Knights had a great opportunity finish the series when they went on the power play.   The ensuing face off paid dividends for the Sharks as Hertl was given a pass from defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and scored the game-winning goal, stunning the crowd of over 18,000 fans.

(Photo Credit: EBC Las Vegas Bureau)

The first star of the game was no doubt Sharks goaltender, Martin Jones.  Jones was lights out in net by saving a franchise-record 58 shots.  He has had his struggles in net throughout this series by being pulled twice and losing three straight games.  Since then, Jones has won two straight and has only allowed three goals with a stellar  .967 save percentage.

The Golden Knights lone goal came in the second period from forward Jonathan Marchessault.  Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saved 27 of 29 shots he faced.

With the decisive Game 7 back in the Shark Tank on Tuesday evening, count on the game as being a playoff series to remember for these two Pacific Division rivals.  The winner of this game will face off in the second round of the NHL playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche.

(Eagle News Service)