Lucky Number 7 Helps number 67 Pull Off the Victory

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 05: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates with Alex Pietrangelo #7 and Mark Stone #61 after he scored the winning goal in overtime against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 05, 2021 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

It’s truly a shame to see the state of the San Jose Sharks right now, or is it? No it’s absolutely not for us Vegas fans!

Who score during the game? What time was remaining during the game?

  • Reilly Smith scored with 14:12 remaining in the 1st period. 1-0 VGK
  • Chandler Stephenson scored with 13:57 remaining in the 1st period. 2-0 VGK.
  • Max Pacioretty scored with 17:03 in the 2nd period. 3-0 VGK
  • Brent Burns scored with 13:59 remaining in the 2nd period. 3-1 VGK
  • Matt Nieto scored with 7:17 remaining in the 2nd period. 3-2 VGK
  • Alex Tuch scored with 19:14 remaining in the 3rd period. 4-2 VGK
  • Logan Couture scored with 13:37 remaining in the 3rd period. 4-3 VGK
  • Patrick Marleau scored with 1:07 remaining in the 3rd period. 4-4 TIE
  • Max Pacioretty scored with 4:07 remaining in overtime. 5-4 VGK

My thoughts on period 1

Although the San Jose Sharks out shot the Vegas Golden Knights 9-6, the Golden Knights out scored and dominated the Sharks 2-0. Mark Stone almost scored the 3rd goal of the period off an intercepted pass that lead to a breakaway. Overall, Vegas looked great on both sides of the puck.

Besides the offense and defense being great, Oscar Dansk looked phenomenal as Marc-Andre Fleury finally got a well deserved night off. Dansk turned aside 9 shots in that period, not allowing San Jose to score any goals. Hopefully for the remaining 40 minutes of play, Oscar Dansk can make his return memorable.

My thoughts on period 2

Even though the Golden Knights struck first and seemed to be putting the reach, the Sharks came roaring back. The Sharks scored not 1, but 2 goals in the 2nd period, including one that was caught by Toronto. Both goals were amazing, with the first goal being a power play goal that everyone missed besides Toronto. San Jose just flat out looked like the better team offensively and defensively,

What went on in the 3rd period

No matter what line you put Alex Tuch in, he’ll find a way to score. That’s exactly what he did when he was a 4th line substitute for Ryan Reaves. With the Tuch goal seeming to put the dagger in the Sharks going up 4-2, they allowed the Sharks to make it interesting by coming back to tie the game late forcing overtime.

What went on in overtime?

Not even a minute into the period, lucky number 7 Alex Pietrangelo got the puck from Mark Stone and passed it over to Max Pacioretty to ice the game 5-4.

In conclusion

The Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks in the opener of this back to back series. Although Oscar Dansk gave Vegas those 2 points, Fleury is highly likely to start tomorrow’s game. Let’s see what happens and see if Vegas can cut back on the OT dramatics.

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