San Jose – The San Jose Sharks staved off a 3-0 series deficit in the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime, 3-2. The finals are proving one of the most competitive in recent years as all three contests to date have gone to overtime.
Former Washington Capital Joel Ward scored a critical goal at 8:48 in the third period to draw the Sharks to a 2-2 tie. Joonas Donskoi buried the game winner at 12:18 in overtime to send the home crowd home happy. Goalie Martin Jones was outstanding, turning away 40-42 Pittsburgh offerings. The Vancouver native has 592 goals in the playoffs to lead all NHL keepers this year.
Pittsburgh won the first two on home ice, while the Sharks grabbed their first Stanley Cup series win in franchise history at home in game three. The San Jose franchise is celebrating its 25th season this year.
The series sits at 2-1, Pittsburgh, and will resume on Monday night in San Jose.