Found April 13, 2012 on NESN.com:
The first round of Game One's are now said and done, and already we have seen three incredible overtime games. After Philadelphia's comeback thriller Wednesday night, it was pretty clear that this year's NHL Playoffs were set to be just a little more exciting than usual. And after Thurday night's round of games, we know that for a fact. Here are the recaps from the games that took place on Thursday, April 12. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps and previews. San Jose Sharks 3, St. Louis Blues 2 ST. LOUIS (AP) Martin Havlat...
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The Sharks beat the Blues 3-2 in 2OT with this Martin Havlat goal, his second of the game.
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