Hertl completes natural hat trick in OT, Sharks rally past Flyers


Tomas Hertl scored 24 seconds into overtime to complete a hat trick for the San Jose Sharks in a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Brent Burns had three assists for San Jose (19-16-1). Adin Hill made 29 saves for San Jose.

James van Riemsdyk scored two goals for Philadelphia (13-15-7), which has lost five straight games (0-3-2). Martin Jones made 44 saves.

On the opening shift of overtime, Flyers forward Cam Atkinson turned the puck over in the Philadelphia zone, and Hertl finished a 2-on-1 rush for the natural hat trick and his 20th goal of the season.

Van Riemsdyk gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 1:06 of the third period when he tipped a loose puck along the wall past Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and skated in alone on Hill. Van Riemsdyk’s wrist shot beat Hill for his first goal in five games.

The forward made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 6:47. Cam York took a shot from the center of the blue line that van Riemsdyk tipped off Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro and past Hill.

Hertl scored to make it 2-1 at 7:47 when he tipped Timo Meier‘s shot over Jones’ pad.

He tied the game 2-2 at 14:29 when he found room in front of Jones and scored.

Sharks forward Jonah Gadjovich left the game at 14:28 of the first period because of an undisclosed injury.

San Jose played without center Nick Bonino, who entered NHL COVID-19 protocol Saturday, along with assistant coach John MacLean.

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