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Watch Barclay Goodrow's overtime goal end Sharks-Golden Knights Game 7

Watch Barclay Goodrow's overtime goal end Sharks-Golden Knights Game 7

SAN JOSE -- After a third period that had just about anything a hockey fan could ask for, Game 7 of the Sharks' Stanley Cup playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights ended in fitting fashion -- with sudden-death overtime.

Barclay Goodrow's goal with 1:41 remaining in OT on Tuesday night sealed the Sharks' 5-4 series-clinching win at SAP Center.

The game-winning goal followed what will go down as one of the craziest periods in Stanley Cup playoff history. The Sharks trailed 3-0 when captain Joe Pavelski left the game with 10:47 left in the third period after he was cross-checked by Knights forward Cody Eakin and collided with Vegas forward Paul Stastny. Pavelski did not return for overtime, but his teammates nearly won the game for him.

The Sharks scored four goals during Eakin's five-minute major penalty, off the sticks of Logan Couture (twice), Tomas Hertl and Kevin Labanc. Labanc's goal gave San Jose a 4-3 lead with just over six minutes remaining in the third.

 

Vegas applied pressure and pushed for an equalizer in the final 6:39 of regulation. San Jose killed off a Labanc penalty, but the Golden Knights tied the score with 47 seconds remaining in regulation and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury pulled for an extra attacker. It was Jonathan Marchessault's fourth goal in four games.

[RELATED: Vegas had 2-0 lead after review upheld goal call]

Now, thanks to Goodrow's game-winner, the Sharks will advance to play the Colorado Avalanche in the second round, beginning Friday in San Jose.

Chances are they won't play in a game as bonkers as this one.

NHL trade tracker: Rumors, updates, predictions, analysis of deadline

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NHL trade tracker: Rumors, updates, predictions, analysis of deadline

It's the most wonderful time of the NHL season. Unless it's not. 

Yes, the trade deadline finally is upon us Monday at noon PT, and that could bring a flurry of activity. Or, it might not, stressing us out as we try to fill out this here live blog. 

The Sharks traded their most attractive piece about a week before the deadline, shipping defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Washington Capitals for a pair of draft picks. Dillon already is winning over his new teammates, but San Jose still has a few pending unrestricted free agents who could have new homes Monday afternoon.

What will happen to bottom-six forward Melker Karlsson, who didn't play in either of the Sharks' last two games before the deadline after leaving with an injury against the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 20? What of franchise legend Joe Thornton, who said "it is" tempting to think of being traded to a contender? How about big names under contract for the foreseeable future? 

[RELATED: How to watch 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show live online]

The rest of the NHL could look much different, too. Follow along here for the latest rumors, updates and more ahead of the trade deadline. 

Programming note: The "2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show" is coming your way Monday at 11:30 a.m. PT on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com! How will the Sharks be impacted heading into the noon deadline? Don’t miss it!

Sunday

9:40 p.m. PT: Mike Green was held out of the Detroit Red Wings' lineup for good reason Sunday. He's headed to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick. 

Green is far removed from his point-per-game days with the Washington Capitals a decade ago, but he should give the Oilers solid depth on the blue line. At the very least, playing with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid should be reinvigorating. 

9:22 p.m. PT: Could the Ottawa Senators' most valuable trade chip come off the board? TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Sunday night that pending free-agent forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau had "dialogue" with the Sens about a contract extension. 

"I think what you've got here is you've got a player who really would like to stay in Ottawa," McKenzie said Sunday of the Ottawa native, who has 40 points (24 goals, 16 assists) in 60 games this season. "He's a born-and-bred Ottawa Senator, and so the notion of staying in Ottawa long-term doesn't frighten him at all. But, free agency's also an opportunity to make hay, and he wants to make sure he's not taking too big a hometown discount to stay with the Senators."

McKenzie mentioned the Senators' rumored asking price -- a first-round pick and a prospect -- might be too much for other teams to pay at the moment. If they don't reach a deal, McKenzie said it's likely Pageau is traded Monday. 

7:04 p.m. PT: There is a "strong possibility" the Sharks will trade veteran forward Patrick Marleau before Monday's deadline, TVA Sports' Louis Jean reported Sunday. 

Marleau re-joined the Sharks earlier this season, after an offseason trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Carolina Hurricanes and a subsequent buyout. The 40-year-old has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 57 games this season, and TSN's Frank Seravalli wrote Saturday that Marleau is more likely to be traded than veteran teammate Joe Thornton. 

5:36 p.m. PT: The Minnesota Wild didn't make a trade, but they did reveal who they'll play in the 2021 Winter Classic. 

The Blues now join the likes of Chicago, the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers as teams who have played multiple times in the NHL's signature outdoor event. 

5:17 p.m. PT: Alex Ovechkin got his man. The Washington Capitals acquired Russian star Ilya Kovalchuk in exchange for a third-round pick.

That's not a bad bit of business by the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs signed Kovalchuk after the Los Angeles Kings waived him and terminated his contract. Getting a third-round pick in return speaks to Kovalchuk's mini-resurgence in Montreal, and now he'll try to win his first ring alongside his countryman. 

4:43 p.m. PT: TSN's Frank Seravalli firmly lists the Sharks among the NHL's five biggest sellers, while the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes are set to be some of the biggest buyers.

Seravalli's colleague Darren Dreger, meanwhile, reported that Zach Bogosian has agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Buffalo to Tampa is a massive weather upgrade, but it might not be as big as leaving the cellar-dwelling Sabres and joining the Lightning. 

4:11 p.m. PT: It officially Hold Trade Candidates Out Of The Lineup SZN. Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou and defenseman Mike Green didn't warm up Sunday. 

The former is a restricted free agent, while the latter goes unrestricted this summer. The Red Wings are armed with nearly as many draft picks (eight) than players currently on their roster under contract next season (nine, per Cap Friendly). Additional moves could give Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman even more flexibility this summer. 

Yzerman's old team, meanwhile, reportedly are favorites to sign defenseman Zach Bogosian.

The Buffalo Sabres terminated Bogosian's contract after he was waived and didn't report to the AHL's Rochester Americans.

Sharks takeaways: What we learned from 4-1 road loss vs. Islanders

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Sharks takeaways: What we learned from 4-1 road loss vs. Islanders

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A Sunday afternoon spent in New York is pleasant for most people.

The Sharks had a different experience Sunday, as they fell 4-1 to the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum in their fourth straight loss.

San Jose fell behind early but tied the game at one heading into the first intermission. But the Islanders scored quickly in the second period, and the Sharks never were able to recover.

Here are three takeaways as the Sharks' East Coast road trip dredges on.

Stay hot

After being silent in road losses to the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers, Dylan Gambrell bounced back with a first-period goal Sunday afternoon.

With the Sharks trailing 1-0, Radim Simek got the puck near the blue line and wristed a laser at Isles goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Gambrell re-directed the puck to tie the game.

The tally was Gambrell's third goal in the last five games. He had scored just two goals in his first 37 games. Four of his five goals have come on the road.

Not Jones' day

With Aaron Dell having cooled off of late, some wondered if it was time for Bob Boughner to go back to Martin Jones. 

But Jones' dreadful season continued Sunday on Long Island. After a turnover in the neutral zone, Mario Ferraro got caught chasing, giving the Isles a 2-on-1 rush.

Anders Lee received the puck from Matthew Barzal and stuffed it short side past Jones. 

With the game tied, Lee got his second marker of the game by ripping a blast past Jones on the short side. It's a save you'd like your goalie to make.

The Islanders' third goal came when Devon Toews put it top shelf.

All in all, it was a very bad day for Jones who gave up three goals on 25 shots.

[RELATED: Everything Sharks fans need to know before deadline]

So long?

With the NHL trade deadline happening Monday, many are left to wonder if this will be the final game for either Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau in a Sharks sweater.

The Sharks already dealt Brenden Dillon to the Washington Capitals and have seen their Stanley Cup playoff hopes evaporate.

Thornton has said he wouldn't mind going to a contender. After 15 years in San Jose, the Sharks should give Jumbo the chance to win a Cup should one arise.