Sharks strike late to claw back into Stanley Cup series

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Posted: Jun 04, 2016 11:44 PM

(Reuters) - The San Jose Sharks flipped the script on the Pittsburgh Penguins with a game-winning overtime goal that gave them a 3-2 win on Saturday and pulled them back into the Stanley Cup Final series.

Finnish forward Joonas Donskoi scored at 12:18 in OT to snap a 2-2 tie and bring the SAP Center crowd to life, cutting the home team's deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven game series.

San Jose, who dropped the first two games on late Pittsburgh goals, had appeared to be on the brink of elimination before Joel Ward made it 2-2 at 8:48 in the third period.

Game Four is in San Jose on Monday.

(Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)