Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Vs Sharks

Game 3 was the most physical game of the series and the referees let a lot of it go.   Ben Lovejoy fired a knuckle ball of a shot that got past Martin Jones to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead.  Five minutes later Justin Braun scored on a wrist shot to tie the game at 1 after the first period.  The second period was highlights by good goal-tending by both teams  Then Patric Horniqvist deflected a shot from Lovejoy with 52 seconds left in the second period to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead after two periods.

The Penguins have lost only one game after leading after two periods in either the regular season and playoffs.  Nick Bonino was called for a 4 minute high sticking penalty, and they almost killed it off.  Joel Ward scored on the last second of the power play to tie the game at 2.  Both teams had great chances, bur neither team scored and the game went into overtime. For the second straight game it went into an overtime period.  The last time that happened it was two years ago in games one and two between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.

Both teams had great chances and both goalies made some great saves.   7:42 into overtime Jonas Donsoki roofed a shot over Matt Murray to win the game for the Sharks 3-2 win and cut the deficit to 2 games to 1.   Murray gave a couple of soft goals and the ice surface was not NHL caliber shape.       The Penguins have to regroup for game 4 at the SAP Center Monday night with the face-off at 8:00 P.M.

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