Donskoi ties it with 15.4 seconds left, Sharks win in OT

From FOX Sports - January 13, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)It all happened in a flash amid a scramble in front of the goal, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic didnt want to dwell on the detailslike whether he actually touched the puck on the winning goal.

It was no matter.

Vlasic was credited with an overtime goal as the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-5 on Saturday night.

Joonas Donskoi tied it with 15.4 seconds left for the Sharks with his second goal of the game, and Vlasic followed with his fifth of the season amid a scramble in front.

Why would you ask that? Vlasic said when asked if he touched the puck.

Lucky bounce, Vlasic said. It popped up, I crashed the net and I was lucky enough to poke it in.

Coyotes goalie Scott Edgewood offered a different version of events.

I kicked my legs out and they had two guys coming in hard and it glanced of (Coyotes center Christian) Dvoraks skate, Edgewood said.

We got beat by a bounce off our own skate, Arizona center Derek Stepan said.

Donskoi scored with San Jose goalie Aaron Dell pulled for an extra skater after Arizona scored twice earlier in the period. Vlasic scored with an assist from Joe Thornton, who had a goal and two helpers to move ahead of Hall of Famer Adam Oates for 17th on the career scoring list (1,420 points).

Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture also scored for San Jose, and Dell stopped 13 of 15 shots after replacing Martin Jones in net.

I hadnt scored in a while, so it was nice to get a couple tonight and I hope I can score more goals in the future, Donskoi said.


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