The Edmonton Oilers timed their game-winning goal perfectly.
During a live report, Global News in Edmonton caught the delirious fan reaction from Ford Hall outside Rogers Place after David Desharnais' game-winning goal in the Oilers' 4-3 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round.
Kevin Karius, a sports anchor for the news station, kept a keen eye on the television while filing his live report from the tense scene outside the arena. He showed an astute ability to improvise when the scene behind him turned to bedlam upon Desharnais' goal at 18:15 of overtime.
"And the Oilers have just scored, look at this!" Karius exclaimed while cameras captured the celebratory mob behind him.
The overtime victory, Edmonton's first in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since June 14, 2006 and first at home since May 10, 2006 -- which also came against the Sharks -- even caused some minor tremors in Edmonton.