NHL playoffs: Overtime magic

The Stanley Cup playoffs feature their fair share of drama, and nothing is more dramatic than a win in overtime. Here's a look at the thrill of victory and agony of defeat from sudden-death action in 2016.

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San Jose Sharks right wing Joonas Donskoi (27) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime of Game 3 in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Sharks won 3-2. (Eric Risberg/The Associated Press)

The Stanley Cup playoffs feature their fair share of drama, and nothing is more dramatic than a win in overtime. Here's a look at the thrill of victory and agony of defeat from sudden-death action in 2016.

June 4: Sharks 3, Penguins 2

After beating Evgeni Malkin for the puck behind the Pittsburgh net, Joonas Donskoi came out toward the left face-off circle and fired on Penguins goalie Matt Murray, the shot beating the crouching netminder high and reducing the Sharks series deficit to 2-1.

Joonas Donskoi is OT hero for Sharks

5 years ago
Pittsburgh leads series 2-1 after San Jose's 3-2 OT win in game 3. 0:36

June 1: Penguins 2, Sharks 1

Sidney Crosby won the draw back to Kris Letang who fed the puck to Conor Sheary, who fired a wrist shot over Martin Jones's left shoulder, giving Pittsburgh a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final. 

Penguins edge Sharks in OT, lead series 2-0

5 years ago
Conor Sheary lifts Pittsburgh to a 2-1 victory. 0:26

May 22: Lightning 4, Penguins  3

Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury's glove, 53 seconds into overtime, to give the Lightning a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and a 3-2 series lead.

Tampa Bay wins comeback thriller in OT

5 years ago
Tyler Johnson scored the OT winner as the Lighting take a 3-2 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins. 0:27

May 16: Penguins 3, Lightning 2

Sidney Crosby beat Andrei Vasilevskiy from the circle 40 seconds into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday to even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.

Penguins edge Lightning in OT to even series

5 years ago
Sidney Crosby lifts Pittsburgh to a 3-2 victory. 0:29

May 10: Penguins 4, Capitals 3

Nick Bonino put a rebound past Braden Holtby 6:32 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night to wrap up the hotly contested Eastern Conference semifinal in six games.

Penguins edge Capitals in OT to win series 4-2

5 years ago
Nick Bonino lifts Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory. 0:28

May 9: Predators 4, Sharks 3

Viktor Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators forced a deciding seventh game for their second straight series by beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3.

Predators defeat Sharks in OT to force Game 7

5 years ago
Nashville beats San Jose 4-3. 0:28

May 6: Lightning 2, Islanders 1 

Jason Garrison scored 1:34 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night and a 3-1 series lead.

Lighting edge Islanders in OT, lead series 3-1

5 years ago
Jason Garrison lifts Tampa Bay to a 2-1 victory. 0:27

May 5: Predators 4, Sharks 3 (3OT)

Mike Fisher scored at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 early Friday morning in the longest game in franchise history.

Predators defeat Sharks in 3OT, series tied 2-2

5 years ago
Mike Fisher lifts Nashville to a 4-3 victory. 0:27

May 5: Stars 3, Blues 2

After a routing two nights earlier in St. Louis Blues and a scoreless third period, Cody Eakin tied the Dallas Stars' series at two games each with a goal 2:58 into overtime to beat the Blues 3-2.

Stars edge Blues in OT, series tied 2-2

5 years ago
Cody Eakin lifts Dallas to a 3-2 victory. 0:28

May 4: Penguins 3, Capitals 2

Patric Hornqvist scored just 2:34 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win and a 3-1 series lead, putting the Washington Capitals on the edge of another disappointing playoff run.

Penguins edge Capitals in OT, lead series 3-1

5 years ago
Patric Hornqvist scores overtime winner for a 3-2 victory. 0:29

May 3: Lightning 5, Islanders 4

Tampa Bay Lightning centre Brian Boyle scored at only 2:48 into overtime and his team took a 2-1 series lead over the New York Islanders.

Lightning rally to defeat Islanders in OT

5 years ago
Brian Boyle scored at 2:28 of overtime on Tuesday night as Tampa Bay defeated New York 5-4 in game 3 of their second round series. 0:38

May 1: Blues 4, Stars 3

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes tied up the second-round series against the Dallas Stars at one apiece, scoring 10:58 into extra time on the power play to put an end to the host's comeback attempt. 

St. Louis Blues shoot down Dallas Stars 4-3 in OT

5 years ago
David Backes scores game-winner to even series 1-1 0:30

April 28: Capitals 4, Penguins 3 

T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

His goal 9:33 into the extra frame stood up after video review once it was definitively shown that the puck went over the goal line.

Capitals edge Penguins in OT to win Game 1

5 years ago
T.J. Oshie's hat trick leads Washington to a 4-3 victory. 0:29

April 24: Islanders 2, Panthers 1 (2OT)

John Tavares forced overtime by scoring with one minute remaining in regulation and sealed the series victory with the game-winner at 10:41 into double overtime as the New York Islanders eliminated the Florida Panthers in Game 6.

John Tavares leads Islanders into round 2 with legendary performance

5 years ago
The Islanders captain scored the game tying goal with under a minute left to play and also scored the series and game winning goal in double overtime 0:31

April 22: Wild 5, Stars 4

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu scored the game-tying goal late in the third period of Game 5 and followed that up with the game-winner 4:55 into overtime to keep his team alive against the Dallas Stars. 

Wild edge Stars in OT, trail series 3-2

5 years ago
Mikko Koivu lifts Minnesota to a 5-4 victory. 0:28

April 22: Islanders 2, Panthers 1 (2OT)

The New York Islanders took a 3-2 series lead after centre Alan Quine scored his first career playoff goal on the power-play exactly 16 minutes into double overtime. 

Islanders beat Panthers in 2OT, lead series 3-2

5 years ago
Alan Quine lifts New York to a 2-1 victory. 0:29

April 21: Blackhawks 4, Blues 3 (2OT)

Patrick Kane scored his first of the playoffs at 3:07 in double overtime to keep the Blackhawks' playoff hopes alive against the Blues in Game 5 of their first-round series. 

Blackhawks defeat Blues in 2OT, trail series 3-2

5 years ago
Patrick Kane lifts Chicago to a 4-3 victory. 0:27

April 18: Kings 2, Sharks 1

Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings bounced back from a pair of series-opening losses at home to beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of their first-round series.

Kings edge Sharks in overtime

5 years ago
Tanner Pearson lifts Los Angeles to a 2-1 victory. 0:30

April 17: Islanders 4, Panthers 3

With the series tied at one game apiece, Thomas Hickey scored 12:31 into the first overtime period to give the Islanders their first playoff win at the Barclays Center.

Islanders edge Panthers in OT, lead series 2-1

6 years ago
Thomas Hickey lifts Islanders to a 4-3 victory. 0:29

April 13: Blues 1, Blackhawks 0

With both Corey Crawford and Brian Elliott perfect through the opening 60 minutes, it took a deflection off the skate of a Blackhawks defender for Game 1 of the St. Louis-Chicago series to see its one and only goal:

Blues edge Blackhawks in overtime

6 years ago
David Backes lifts St. Louis to a 1-0 victory. 0:27

With files from The Associated Press


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