Blues vs Sharks : The Sharks take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final into Game 4 Friday night. Don’t tell San Jose coach Peter DeBoer his Sharks have gotten lucky during their playoff run. ”It irks me when you use words like that because this is a team that we’ve played four or five elimination games, not moments, games, 12 to 15 periods of elimination hockey against Vegas and Colorado,” DeBoer said. ”I think it’s a ridiculous statement.”
Blues vs Sharks
Blues vs Sharks
Date : Friday, May 17, 2019
Start Time : 8 : 00 PM ET
Ridiculous or not, the Sharks have had their fair share of puck luck during their run.
The latest example came Wednesday night on Erik Karlsson’s game-winning goal against St. Louis in overtime. The officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, who used his right hand to knock the loose puck toward the front of the net where a quick pass set up Karlsson for his second goal of the game.
Meier was even given an assist on the play though his stick never touched the puck.
This marks the second time this postseason that the NHL has admitted they’ve gotten a big call wrong. The league previously conceded that officials working Game 7 of the Sharks-Golden Knights opening round series incorrectly called a major penalty on a Cody Eakin cross-check in the third period. The Sharks, who were trailing 3-0 at the time of the infraction, went on to score four power play goals during the resulting major penalty and win the do-or-die finale.
FanDuel considers the officiating failure at the end of Wednesday’s Game 3 of the St. Louis Blues-San Jose Sharks series to be so egregious that it is refunding moneyline bets made on the losing Blues.
The company said the money was being returned because of “the controversial nature of San Jose’s OT winner,” according to a statement posted on its Twitter account.
The Sharks won the game 5-4 on Erik Karlsson’s overtime goal. The problem was the winning play was started by San Jose forward Timo Meier making an illegal hand pass.
When Meier swatted the puck to a teammate, the play should have been blown dead. But none of the officials on the ice saw the hand pass. The NHL replay rules do not allow for review of goals that resulted from a hand pass.