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Sharks Buzzer Beater Helps Net Them A Crazy Win Against The Capitals

The San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals both decided not to play defense on Tuesday night, and we were all better off for it, as their game ended in a thrilling 7-6 overtime Sharks victory. It was this close, however, to being a 6-5 Caps win on the strength of an Alex Ovechkin hat trick, until the Sharks scored the equalizer with just one second remaining.

In a last gasp in the dying moments of a wild back-and-forth game, Joe Pavelski sent the puck on net with nothing but a prayer behind it, but a small deflection from Tomas Hertl allowed it to go across goaltender Braden Holtby and onto the stick of Evander Kane. At 19:59 of the third, Kane potted the simple tap-in for his second score of the night.


In the extra period, Hertl sealed the comeback with an almost too-easy wrister for a hat trick of his own, ensuring that the Sharks wouldn’t finish their rocky four-game road trip empty-handed while also saddling the slumping Caps with their sixth loss in a row.

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