Hockey night in Vegas is always fun. Even when you play against your most hated rival. Let’s see how it all panned out.
- Max Paciroetty scored with 11:25 remaining in the first period. 1-0 VGK
- Mark Stone scored with 17:52 remaining in the second period. 2-0 VGK
- Timo Meier scored with 5:31 remaining in the third period. 2-1 VGK
What happened during the first period?
It was an entertaining period for sure. Although the San Jose Sharks out shot the Vegas Golden Knights 11-8, the Knights out scored the Sharks 1-0. Less than 10 minutes in, Max Pacioretty ripped a beauty of a goal by Devan Dubnyk on the powerplay, that was assisted by Mark Sone of course. Speaking of Mark Stone, he had 32 points (9G 23A) in 25 games coming out of the first period. 1-0 VGK
What happened during the second period?
The Golden Knights had some unbelievable grade A scoring chances. The Golden Knights out shot the Sharks 16-4 and flat out dominated the ice. Although Marc-André Fleury didn’t get that much action, when needed he was unbelievable. At the end of the first period, it was still 1-0 VGK as the Sharks bent but didn’t break.
What happened during the third period?
Other than Mark Stone recording his 33rd point of the season via his 10th goal, it seemed like the period was all Sharks. San Jose kept intercepting the puck and breaking up plays throughout. When they kept getting into the Golden Knights zone, it was a nightmare, even when we were on the penalty kill. Other than that, it was a great 2-1 game. Add in the unbelievable saves on odd-man rushes by Fleury he upped the ante with a spectacular diving poke check to rob Evander Kane of a grade A scoring chance to keep Vegas ahead 2-0. While the Sharks did finally get on the board late, it wasn’t enough to force extra time. Overall besides a good amount of the third period, It should’ve been 5-1 in favor of Vegas, but Vegas just couldn’t convert on their chances, especially in the 2nd period.
I had the pleasure of being back inside T-Mobile Arena. It is always great to witness a great game in The Fortress. For Vegas, they pick up their 3rd straight win as they are right back on track after their 6 game win streak was snapped by Minnesota last week. Tomorrow night the Golden Knights and Sharks are back at it again in Vegas.Embed from Getty Images