Game 3 of the Western Conference Playoffs in the NHL failed to disappoint on Wednesday night, living up to the lofty expectations this season’s run to the Stanley Cup have given us, as the San Jose Sharks took back home ice with a 5-4 overtime win over the St.
Louis Blues far from home. But it was not without controversy, as a hand pass by Timo Meier, one of the unmistakable stars of this postseason, was not called in the lead up to Erik Karlsson’s winner. That was the second of his goals on the night and proved to be enough to give his team what could be a vital 2-1 edge in the series. David Perron scored twice for the Blues in the loss, while Joe Thornton also had two goals and an assist for the Sharks.