LAS VEGAS (AP) — After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series with the Vegas Golden Knights.
One day later, he clarified it wasn’t necessarily a guarantee, but rather a vote of confidence his team would force a Game 7.
Either way, he came through to make it happen.
Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift San Jose to a 2-1 win over the Golden Knights, forcing a deciding game in their first-round playoff series.
“At first moment when I get it, I was already a little bit tired, I was thinking maybe just dump it