You don’t get to give your historic comeback a name if you don’t win the game after overcoming a giant deficit.
Last night San Jose’s Devin Setoguchi made sure the Sharks’ Game 3 rally against Los Angeles would go down in history.
Setoguchi scored the game-winning goal 3:09 into overtime, as the Sharks rallied from 4-0 down to shock the Kings, 6-5, and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series.
For his efforts, Setoguchi is the TheBruinsBlog.net Star of the Night.
The historic significance of his goal and the win weren’t lost on Setoguchi, as he explained to the Mercury News after the game. He said:
“It’s crazy. Before the game I was looking at the TV and it was the commercial, ‘history will be made,’ and it was the 5-0 game when the Kings came back. It’s kind of ironic that we came back from 4-0 tonight. Give the guys a lot of credit. We worked hard.”
That Kings’ 1982 comeback against Edmonton is known as the “Miracle on Manchester.” There’s no telling what the Sharks will name their victory, but at least Setoguchi gave them a reason to remember it.
Honorable mention: Dave Bolland (1-3-4), Patrick Sharp (2 goals) and Michael Frolik (1-2-3) of Chicago; Ryan Clowe (2 goals) of San Jose.
Last night’s scores
Chicago 7, Vancouver 2
San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5 (OT)
Washington at NY Rangers, 7
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7
Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30
Anaheim at Nashville, 8:30
Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30