ST. LOUIS – The girl at the beginning of this video is all of St. Louis after the San Jose Sharks goal in overtime Wednesday night.
5 On Your Side was at Ballpark Village for the Game 3 watch party of the Western Conference Final and captured fans as they watched the controversial goal in overtime.
So here’s what happened…
Erik Karlsson's second goal of the game at 5:23 of overtime gave the San Jose Sharks a 5-4 win over the Blues.
The Sharks, who took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series, scored the game-winner on the most obvious of missed calls by referees Marc Joannette and Dan O'Rourke, along with linesmen Jonny Murray and Matt MacPherson.
Timo Meier, the culprit that should have been whistled for a hand pass, initially shot the puck from the top of the right circle that was blocked by Jay Bouwmeester. Meier dove and got his stick on the puck as Blues defenseman Colton Parayko tried to collect it. The puck popped in the air and Meier, sliding on his knees, clearly bats the puck to the crease, past Bouwmeester onto the stick of Gustav Nyquist. The play should have been whistled there, but none came, and Nyquist made a quick pass to Karlsson, who scored through Jordan Binnington to set San Jose's celebration off.
5 On Your Side’s Sport Director Frank Cusumano shared his thoughts on the goal…