Sharks regain lead over Penguins after hectic first period


If the first four games of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final weren’t wild enough for you, here’s hoping you didn’t tune in late to Game 5.

The first five minutes were downright zany, beginning with Brent Burns‘ wraparound goal giving the San Jose Sharks their first lead of the series (what with their lone win coming via an overtime-clincher).

Watch that goal above.

The Sharks looked like they were going to swim away with this contest when Logan Couture tipped in a 2-0 goal for his 28th point of the postseason, but it was not to be.

The turning point of the … first five minutes came when the Sharks were whistled for a delay of game. The Pittsburgh Penguins made it 2-1 and then tied it up in the span of 22 seconds.

The first period isn’t even half-over and there have been plenty of other close calls. The Penguins have been scary-dangerous since that 2-1 tally.

The action is on NBC and you can stream it here. You’d be foolish to miss a second.

Update: Despite the Penguins dominating more or less from the moment they made it 2-1, Melker Karlsson regained San Jose’s edge at 3-2:

We’ll see if Matt Murray gets the hook.

Either way, San Jose gets another shot at protecting a rare lead.