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Better late than never: Joel Ward sends Game 3 to OT

Sharks' hopes are kept alive by beating Matt Murray to score a power-play goal in the third period and tie the game at two.

Despite generating a plethora of chances, the San Jose Sharks looked like they were about to blow a huge double-minor power-play opportunity when they needed a goal so badly.

The Pittsburgh Penguins were mere seconds away from a huge four-minute penalty kill. Plenty of people are slamming Kris Letang for not sitting back on the play above, as Joel Ward eventually rifled home the 2-2 goal in the waning seconds of that PP opportunity.

It stands as the Sharks’ first power-play goal of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.

Ward has a knack for scoring big goals, really.

Again, Letang drew a lot of critiques, including from a former teammate:

Update: That 2-2 goal ended up sending Game 3 to overtime, marking the second straight contest to go beyond regulation.