The tally tied the contest, and sent it to overtime.
Tarasenko indeed gets the goal. The crowd is still on its feet. #WeAllBleedBlue
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 19, 2014
It was a fitting moment in a game that featured several mildly crazy moments.
Tarasenko gets the goal. Wild atmosphere here. Wild game. Wild series. Playoff hockey, man. Unbelievable.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 19, 2014
With Brent Seabrook off and serving a five-minute major for hitting David Backes in the head, head coach Ken Hitchcock decided to pull Ryan Miller with just over a minute to play. It was a somewhat risky move, but Tarasenko made sure that the next goal would win the hockey game.
Here’s a look at his tying marker.
That’s an outstanding shot while under pressure. Good for Tarasenko. And overtime is underway…
(h/t to Pete Blackburn for the GIF)