"I wasn't sure if it was in, but Patty made a great play to hold the puck and free guys in the O-zone," Hertl said. "He gives the pass and I just shoot and score."
Hertl's late goal leads Sharks past Leafs 3-1 →
"I should have buried a couple goals before," Hertl said. "But I'm happy I scored because it was a long time, like three months. It was a big celly for me."
Hertl gets game-winner in Sharks' 3-1 win over Blackhawks →