San Jose completed a mighty turnaround – both in the seventh and decisive second round and in the season – at home in California.
" I have never experienced something similar to this, and will certainly never be there again either, says Erik Karlsson to the newspaper Aftonbladet.
Vegas Golden Knights, in the Stanley Cup final last spring, after being knocked out San Jose in the second slutspelsrundan, led 3-0 after William Karlsson made the 1-0 for the away team.
– Joe Thornton (San Jose veteranstjärna) went just about, and shouted ”Now we have three goals.” And so we made four, " says Karlsson.
– up to 9.20 up in the third period. Logan Couture reduced to 1-3 for San Jose on the powerplay and got the team to really believe in a turnaround.
Swedish stjärnbacken Erik Karlsson, who leads the NHL-the overtime assistliga, played forward Tomas Hertl to a 2-3-reduction just 49 seconds later, before the Couture put the reply message after 12.53 in the period.
the SAP Arena in boiled and when Kevin Labanc put the 4-3 for the home team, the audience was in ecstasy – the fourth straight powerplay goal at a little over four minutes.
" I must go home and see it a couple of times, to remember everything that happened. It was pretty damn fun to play hockey, the world's best sport, " says tvåmålsskytten Couture to Viasat.
But in the midst of the euphoria, just 47 seconds from the end of the regular time, leveled the Vegas Jonathan Marchessault and took the match to the extension.
settled then Barclay goodrow's with their 5-4 goal after assistkungen Karlsson picked up a puck from teammate Marcus Sörensen on the red line, and played up goodrow's.
Karlsson's ninth assist in seven playoffs.
" I read the game there and saw that I would be able to break a pass. Then came the goodrow's in a very nice position and I was able to add over the puck. It was great to see once he put it, " says Erik Karlsson.
San Jose, who were 1-3 in the series, won the three final matches, and furthermore, with 4-3 in matches. In the final, waiting for Colorado.
For last year's debut succélag Vegas, which lost the Stanley Cup finals against Washington, the season is over. It remains to be seen if forwardsstjärnan William Karlsson is up to date to play the world CUP in Slovakia for the national team Tre Kronor in may.
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