Sharks win over controversial goal

A controversial goal by defender Erik Karlsson, his second of the match, at 5:23 of the first overtime period gave the San Jose Sharks a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Scottrade Center.
The victory allows the Sharks to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final series and recover the ice edge advantage after their 4-2 loss in Game 2 on Monday night. San Jose.

The fourth meeting will be presented Friday night at the Scottrade Center.

Pass with the hand

Karlsson’s goal was made possible by a pass with the hand by Timo Meier, while he was on his lap, to the left of Jordan Binnington’s net. Gustav Nyquist recovered the puck after Meier’s pass and relayed it to Karlsson who managed to outwit the Blues goalkeeper.

In the seconds following the goal, Binnington immediately reported to the referees that there had been a pass with the hand and although the four officials consulted each other, they granted the goal since the game could not be dealt with. a video review.

The televised covers clearly showed that Binnington was right to protest.

As the referees made their way to their locker room, Binnington slammed his stick into the bay window as a matter of dissatisfaction.

The defeat was all the more difficult to accept that the Blues were leading 4-3 until Logan Couture, with its 14 th series, can equal the score with 61 seconds left in the third period.

In addition, about 40 seconds earlier, as the Sharks replaced goalkeeper Martin Jones with a sixth forward, Jaden Schwartz missed a great opportunity to give the Blues a two-goal lead. His unchecked shot from the center of the ice, however, hit the outside of the net.

The Sharks led 2-0 after 20 minutes with goals from Karlsson and Joe Thornton.

Alexander Steen reduced the lead to 1:18 in the second period, but Thornton scored his second of the game just 18 seconds later.

The Blues reacted in turn and scored three goals before the end of the median period.

Vladimir Tarasenko beat Jones with a high-quality shot at 4:05 and David Perron scored twice in less than three minutes towards the end of the match.

Thornton finished with three points while Kevin Labanc had two assists.

In defeat, defenseman Colton Parayko collected three assists.

Both goalkeepers faced 32 shots.

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