Couture's shot just 3:10 into overtime, though, was snared by Fleury with his glove hand, one of seven the athletic Golden Knights goalie had on the Sharks center on Monday. With some top talent there for the taking in the expansion draft the Knights combined a fast, swarming attack with stellar work of Fleury to win their division. "Hopefully you write that, and we go from there". "I think we had one penalty and they had seven, so I wasn't too happy".
"We have to be ready to start the game", James Neal said.
"I think the plus (of the long break) would probably be the rest, healing your body from the bumps and bruises a little bit", Fleury said. Donskoi played limited minutes in the first two games when he was held without a point.
The Sharks killed minor penalties in the first six minutes of overtime before Karlsson's even strength goal.
The Blue Jackets are the only team this postseason to force overtime with a goal in the final five minutes and win, having done it in Game 1 against the Capitals.
If getting to the playoffs was seen as nearly impossible before the season began, the Knights are 5-1 in sports books on the Strip to win it all, just behind Nashville and Tampa Bay as favorites. In the first round, Fleury stymied the Los Angeles Kings, posting two shutouts and a.977 save percentage.
Vegas and San Jose each experienced both sides of that roller coaster the past two games, with the Golden Knights responding with William Karlsson's goal in overtime in Game 3 at the Shark Tank.
"We were down by two, but our game was good", DeBoer said. "He is playing very well. That's probably more important, because if it works and our other lines aren't working, we might have to make some changes just because of that".
As is so often when an National Hockey League team has their opponent on the run, they try to finish them off. "I would hope we bring some level of intensity, so it should be a great game".
James Neal found Colin Miller streaking in front of the goal and Miller flipped the puck over a diving Jones to tie the game 1-1.
Boston won the opener handily 6-2 before falling in Game 2 in Tampa Bay 4-2 on Monday night.
The Golden Knights remain small series favorites despite splitting the first two games, and they enjoyed some success at San Jose during the regular season, winning 5-3 in the first meeting there and then falling 2-1 in overtime with backup goalie Malcolm Subban in net.
San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane received a one-game suspension for cross-checking Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. "Tonight, whether we thought it was going to be easy or what we thought I don't know, but we didn't show up to play our game".