Erik Karlsson clinched the match 5.23 into the extension in St Louis. In the build up to the goal, it was a hopslag between San Jose-forward Timo Meier and St. Louis-the hill Colton Paraykos stick, at the same time as Meier fell and the puck flew up in the air.
the Swiss Meier, sitting on the knee of the ice, got the puck back from the top, and took the opportunity then forward it to Gustav Nyquist – with your right hand. Nyquist played then forward to Erik Karlsson, who put the 5-4 goal, which gave San Jose a 2-1 lead in the series in the best-of-seven.
" I saw not really. Gustav got the puck just in front of the bag and I saw to make me free. But I have not seen the replay, " says Erik Karlsson of the game situation, according to the NHL's website.
clearly after the goal, as the judges approved.
" Then... yes, it was a handpassning, but we will try to look forward and the league will take care of it in the same way as they have done so far in the playoffs. It is unacceptable, but okay, " says the St. Louis forward David Perron, according to TSN.
the 28-year-old Karlsson, who for the third semifinalmötet had not made goal in 31 appearances and was speechless since 29 december, broke the long måltorkan when the swede sat and scored the 1-0 goal.
13.37 into the first period shot stjärnbacken a wrist shot behind a partial Jordan Binnington. Just over three minutes later extended Joe Thornton, the visiting team led to 2-0.
took the St Louis grip on the match. First, the reduced Alexander Steen to 2-1. And after a St. Louis-goal by Thornton (3-1) picked the home team not only catch up but also went on and led 4-3 before the third period.
With just over a minute left of normal time levelled the San Jose Logan Couture, NHL, playoffs poängkung with 20 points, and the match went into the extension where Karlsson settled.
" I think we deserved to win this match. Finally, I think that none of the law drew the short straw at some of the judgments out there and that it was a fair match, " said Erik Karlsson, according to TSN.
the Teams meet next time during the night Saturday american time, also in St. Louis.
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