Buzzer beaters aren't something seen in hockey often, but the San Jose Sharks got something similar.
Brent Burns' power play goal with nine seconds left in the second period has given the Sharks a 2-1 lead over the Washington Capitals.
Jason Demers opened the game's scoring with a goal assisted by the active end boards. His slap shot from the point went wide, but ricocheted off the boards, bounced off the back of Tomas Vokoun's right skate and slid slowly across the goal line. It was Demers' second goal of the season.
Just 82 seconds later, Dennis Wideman's power play goal tied the game at 1-1. With Brad Winchester in the penalty box for interfering with Vokoun, Wideman finished a tic-tac-toe passing play with Alexander Semin and Troy Brouwer and snapped a high shot past Antti Niemi for his eighth goal of the season. Wideman has a goal in each of his last three games.
On the Caps' first penalty of the game, Burns made them pay when his slap shot from the point eluded Vokoun, giving the Sharks a 2-1 lead entering the third period.
The Sharks hold a 23-20 shot advantage over the Caps.