That was the right play by Sharp, he just didn't sell the backhand enough. Again, it's a timing thing with him tonight.
He was too straight on and too close to the goal. With his proximity to the net had he tried to sell the backhander he wouldn't have been able to get that pass off as Kane was in front of him. It wasn't that great as it was anyway. The positioning simply was not very good for that pass. He needed to shoot it.