Kings vs. Sharks Video: Watch Logan Couture Score Game-Winning Goal in Overtime
Logan Couture wasn't even supposed to be playing.
Several minutes into the second period, the San Jose Sharks' young center was forced to leave Game 3 of the Sharks' second-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings with an apparent leg injury.
He was deemed as "questionable to return."
With most players, that certain tag means "he may or may not return to the game at some point, but if he does, he'll be limited."
Fast-forward to just over a minute into overtime, and here he is, scoring the game-winning goal to help his team avoid the dreaded 3-0 series deficit.
With the game all square at one, the Sharks earned the power play and entered the attack. Joe Thornton dumped it down to Patrick Marleau on the goal line, and Marleau one-touched it to Couture, who was sitting right in front of goal.
From there, the 24-year-old slotted the puck home with a wrist shot over the glove of Jonathan Quick.
Needless to say, the Kings' goaltender was not the least bit happy.
This goal, which was the fourth of Couture's postseason, was arguably his best. It was the result of some beautiful, quick, pinpoint passing and served as a storybook ending that couldn't have been scripted any more perfectly.
With the Sharks now down just two games to one, Game 4 will be Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET before the series inevitably shifts back to Los Angeles.
Judging by Saturday night's events, the entire City of San Jose is probably just hoping Couture will be tagged as "questionable" for that one as well.
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