Tuch Nets Two and Another Shutout for Fleury

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

  • Mark Stone scored with 5 minutes remaining in the first period. 1-0 VGK
  • Alex Tuch scored with 14:43 remaining in the second period. 2-0 VGK
  • Alex Tuch scored with 3:22 remaining in the second period. 3-0 VGK
  • Reilly Smith scored with 12:29 remaining in the third period. 4-0 VGK

What went on in the first period?

For the entire 20 minutes of play, the Vegas Golden Knights did all the work, out shooting the San Jose Sharks 18-9 and out scored San Jose 1-0. Not even 6 minutes went by in the period, Chandler Stephenson set up Mark Stone to make it 1-0. Drawing away from the Mark Stone goal, Chandler Stephenson recorded his 13th point in 20 games. He’s doing better than he ever did when he was on the Washington Capitals and has been an absolute steal for the Golden Knights

What went on in the second period?

Although for the first half it seemed like San Jose was making a push, many of their plays were one and done opportunities with little traffic in front of the net. For Vegas, Alex Tuch continues to be spectacular netting two more goals. His first an absolute snipe over the glove of Devan Dubnyk and second a backhander off a scramble in front. The second goal gave Tuch his 8th goal in the past 7 games and ties him with Max Pacioretty for the team lead with 12 goals.

What went on in the third period?

The Sharks tried to fight back, sustaining a bit more pressure in the third but couldn’t seem to pull through. They didn’t show up all game it seemed. The Sharks surrendered the third goal of the game to Reilly Smith with 12:20 remaining and that iced the game.

In conclusion

The Vegas Golden Knights have 33 points in the standings and currently are in first place with St. Louis and Colorado behind them. The win marks their 6th in a row. For Marc-Andre Fleury, he picks up his 65th career NHL shutout which puts him one behind Patrick Roy for 15th all-time. Both Stone and Pacioretty extend their point streaks to 4 games as the offense keeps rolling. Can Vegas keep this first place streak going?

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