Donskoi gives San Jose Stanley Cup hope

Joonas Donskoi’s overtime goal gave the San Jose Hawks a Stanley Cup lifeline as they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 at SAP Center.

The Penguins still lead the seven-game series 2-1 but Donskoi’s goal 12:18 into overtime gives San Jose hope of producing a comeback.

Ben Lovejoy gave Pittsburgh the lead 5:29 into the game before Justin Braun fired past Penguins goalie Matt Murray to draw the sides level later in the first period.

Pittsburgh’s Patric Hornqvist then converted with just 53 seconds remaining in the second but the Sharks equalised once more through Joel Ward eight minutes into the third period before Donskoi’s dramatic winner.