Outplayed for nearly the entirety of the four periods leading up to the second overtime, the San Jose Sharks managed to steal a win in St. Louis, winning 3-2 on a Martin Havlat game-winning slap-shot Thursday night.
The Sharks shook off a first overtime period in which they were aggressively outmatched by the Blues, who controlled the puck throughout the third period, as well as the first overtime period. St. Louis out-shot the Sharks 14-6 during that time, but were not able to find the back of the net.
However, the Sharks turned a game which seemed like they would inevitably lose into a win against a team that lost at home only six times in regulation during the regular season.
Here are five things we learned about the series heading into Game 2.