The San Jose Sharks’ Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, helping the Sharks rally to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final.
Meier used his right hand to knock a loose puck toward the front of the net. Gustav Nyquist then passed it over to Karlsson, who beat Jordan Binnington for his second goal of the game. Binnington and the Blues complained immediately about Meier’s pass. The officials huddled while Karlsson and the Sharks celebrated, but the play wasn’t reviewable and the goal stood.
Game 4 of the series is Friday night, May 17 in St. Louis.
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