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Tenacity of Sharks' Karlsson pays off

San Jose forward's hard work helped lead to OT winner in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE - Over 12 minutes had elapsed in overtime of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday before San Jose Sharks forward Melker Karlsson did what he does best.

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Dillon: Game 3 win 'an unbelievable feeling'

In NHL.com blog, Sharks defenseman says San Jose deserved OT victory

by Brenden Dillon / Special to NHL.com

San Jose defenseman Brenden Dillon will be keeping his own blog throughout the course of the Stanley Cup Final. Dillon will check in after games and on some of the off-days between games.

Here is Dillon's blog from Game 3:

The fans tonight, they didn't disappoint, that's for sure. Right from the warmup to skating out of the shark head to the puck drop, to the first shift, it was just unbelievable; unbelievable. Twenty-five years of waiting for that first game, and now the win as well. For us the players, they did their job. To get that win in overtime was huge. We could have been down 0-3 in the series, and now we are down 2-1 with the momentum on our side. It's amazing. You can't wait for Game 4 now.

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Penguins defend too much in Game 3

Pittsburgh chases puck, blocks 38 shots in loss to Sharks

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

SAN JOSE -- The Pittsburgh Penguins blocked 38 shots from the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on Saturday. It's an impressive number, no doubt, but it might be too high for the Penguins' liking.

Thirty-eight blocks in one game from a team that averages less than half of that is telling of a plan that got slightly away in a game that was winnable until Joonas Donskoi scored in overtime to lift the Sharks to a 3-2 win.

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Finnish announcer goes wild over Donskoi OT goal

Play-by-play announcer Makinen emulates Emrick on Sharks' winner in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

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Finnish commentator Antti Mäkinen has clearly been studying and taking notes from NBC Sports play-by-play broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick.

Mäkinen had the opportunity to channel his inner Emrick when San Jose Sharks rookie forward Joonas Donskoi scored 12:18 into overtime for a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on Saturday.

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Burns, Sharks vow to keep shooting in Cup Final

Defenseman had 12 blocked by Penguins in Game 3 overtime win

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- No player attempted more shots in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final than San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.

Burns pulled the trigger 17 times during the Sharks' 3-2 overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at SAP Center on Saturday. Of those 17, four reached goaltender Matt Murray, one went wide, and 12 were blocked by the Penguins.

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Thornton helps Sharks hold serve in Game 3

18-year veteran has two assists in OT win that cuts San Jose's series deficit to 2-1

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director or Editorial

SAN JOSE -- Joe Thornton's Stanley Cup Final dream was slowly turning into a nightmare.

The San Jose Sharks had lost the first two games of the Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins and limped home desperately needing a win. Thornton, who had 18 points in his first 18 postseason games this spring, did not have a point in San Jose's two one-goal losses. The other wing on the Sharks' top line, Tomas Hertl, could not play in Game 3 because of a lower-body injury.

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Penguins' Murray remains calm despite Game 3 loss

Goalie is 4-0 in this year's playoffs following Pittsburgh defeat

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

SAN JOSE -- Seeing Matt Murray bound into his postgame media scrum, saying "excuse me, excuse me," as he cut through a gathering of reporters like a kid trying to get to the front of the line at an amusement park, you would have never known that only minutes earlier the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goalie gave up the biggest goal of his life.

Joonas Donskoi doinked one off of Murray's mask and into the back of the net 12:18 into overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win against the Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on Saturday.

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Sharks win breathes new life into Stanley Cup Final

San Jose cuts Penguins' lead with OT victory in Game 3

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- The biggest goal in the 25-year history of the San Jose Sharks came 12:18 into overtime Saturday. Rookie forward Joonas Donskoi curled from behind the Pittsburgh Penguins net into the left circle, cradling the puck on his blade. He spun and fired.

The puck zipped between two Penguins - forward Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Justin Schultz - and past goaltender Matt Murray up under the crossbar, lifting the Sharks to a 3-2 victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"Pure happiness," Sharks center Logan Couture called it.

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Sharks' Ward comes up big again

San Jose forward sends Game 3 to overtime with goal in third period

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE - Technically, it was not a power-play goal. But it was possibly the biggest goal of the San Jose Sharks' season to that point.

Before Joonas Donskoi could be the overtime hero in a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on Saturday, the Sharks had to overcome yet another deficit.

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Donskoi continues to impress Sharks

Rookie forward gets overtime goal for San Jose in Game 3 of Cup Final

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE - There was little to go by when the new face showed up at captain's practice. Only the fact that he was there, of course, and a number on the back of his helmet.

No one recognized him. No one knew who he might be.

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