There must have been blood in the water.
After falling behind 3-0 in Game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Sharks rattled off four consecutive goals in the third period and forced overtime, eventually clinching the series with a thrilling 5-4 victory.
During a recent “ESPN The Magazine: The Body Issue” photoshoot, Sharks wing Evander Kane was asked about his emotions during that wild finish.
“Let’s try to score two goals here, get ourselves back in the game, anything can happen,” Kane said. “We score four, in four minutes. So, It was the most thrilling thing that I’ve ever been a part of, and I really don’t know if it’s going to get topped.”
“I was more exhausted in that four-minute span, just celebrating, than I was the entire series.”
Although the Sharks ended up eventually falling to the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference final, the thrilling finish from Vegas was solidified as one of the NHL’s all-time postseason classics.
Kane and his teammates will return to the ice on Sept. 17 when the Sharks open the preseason at SAP Center against the Anaheim Ducks.