Red Wings forward Darren Helm has scored some memorable goals in his young career. The two that come to mind both happened in the 2009 NHL playoffs: his breakaway score in Game 7 against the Ducks and his overtime goal against the Blackhawks. The former helped the Red Wings advance out of the second round and the latter sent them back to the Stanley Cup final.
Helm added another memorable goal on Friday night. This one didn't help the Red Wings clinch a series, but rather it kept their season alive. The Red Wings were tied 3-3 with the Sharks with only a minute and a half left in the game. Trailing 3-0 in the series, Detroit had to win to force a Game 5. Thanks to Patrick Eaves corralling a rebound and sending the puck across the ice to an open Helm, that is exactly what the Red Wings did. Helm canned the go-ahead goal and helped the Red Wings beat San Jose, 4-3. (Video after the jump)
Last year, the Red Wings also forced a Game 5 after falling into a 3-0 hole against the Sharks. They lost in another one-goal game, but this year they will have a second chance to force a Game 6 after once being down 3-0. Hopefully by the time Sunday's game is over we can add another memorable game-winning goal by Helm to the list and can be talking about how the series is coming back to Detroit on Tuesday.