Couture scores in 2OT, Sharks beat Vegas 4-3 in Game 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Couture’s second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
The Golden Knights, who lost for the first time in six playoff games, thought they won in the first overtime when Jonathan Marchessault’s backhand sailed past Jones with 3:02 left, but officials ruled there was goaltender interference when Marchessault ran into Jones’ blocker and spun him around before his shot.
Brent Burns also scored two goals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for San Jose, which was playing without suspended forward Evander Kane.
William Karlsson scored twice, while Nate Schmidt got his first of the postseason to tie the score at 3-3 with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third period. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 43 saves.
Game 3 is Monday night at San Jose.
BRUINS 6, LIGHTNING 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Nash and Patrice Bergeron each scored twice to lead Boston past Tampa Bay in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, David Pastrnak finished with four assists and Bergeron also had one to give their line 10 points in a dominating performance.
Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots for the Bruins, who finished one point behind Tampa Bay for the Atlantic Division title, as well as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Dan Girardi and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Lightning, who trailed 3-2 entering the third period. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves.
Game 2 is Monday night at Amalie Arena.
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