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Sharks’ controversial game-winner has people angry

Once again this postseason, it seems everyone is angry except for the Sharks and their fans after their 5-4 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference final.

In the Vegas series, it was the penalty that led to four Game 7 power play goals. Against Colorado, it was a challenged offside call that negated a key Game 7 goal. This time, it appears the officials missed a handpass from Timo Meier to Gus Nyquist that set up Erik Karlsson’s game-winning goal.

Writers and fans across the NHL universe are wondering what the Sharks have done to appease the hockey gods.

Hockey writer Sean McIndoe believes this is a sign there could be something even more advantageous awaiting the Sharks later in the series.

Some suggested the obvious fix: Make the handpass call reviewable.

But for now, it’s not open for review, and the Sharks keep on rolling, taking back home ice advantage. They’re now two wins from a Stanley Cup final berth.



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