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Penguins' Sheary in select company

Becomes fifth rookie to score overtime goal in Cup Final, first in 30 years

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Conor Sheary scored 2:35 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Sheary, 23, became the fifth rookie to score an overtime goal in the Cup Final and the first to do so in 30 years. The last was by center Brian Skrudland of the Montreal Canadiens in 1986.

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Overtime Goals by Rookies, Stanley Cup Final History
Conor Sheary (PIT): Game 2 in 2016 vs. SJS
Brian Skrudland (MTL): Game 2 in 1986 at CGY
Jacques Lemaire (MTL): Game 1 in 1968 at STL
Jimmy Peters (MTL): Game 2 in 1946 vs. BOS
Alf Pike (NYR): Game 1 in 1940 vs. TOR

 

Sheary, who was undrafted and signed with the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) in July 2015, has four goals and five assists in 19 games this postseason.

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