St. Louis, MO – Martin Havlat scored 3:34 into the second overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of a Western Conference quarterfinal series.
In the second extra session, Ryane Clowe chipped a backhand pass from the near the left boards to the inside left circle where Havlat one-timed it home to give the Sharks the series lead.
Havlat had two goals while Andrew Desjardins scored the other for the seventh- seeded Sharks, who have made it to the conference finals in each of the past two seasons. Antti Niemi made 40 stops in the win.
Patrik Berglund scored both goals for the Blues, who are the second seed after winning the Central Division for the first time since 2000. Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves in the loss.