Sharks early collapse ended with a 5-3 loss to Golden Knights

Event Name: NHL Playoffs R1G2 – San Jose Sharks vs Las Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey


Sharks started of the game giving up three goals in just over six minutes. A minute into the game, Max Pacioretty passed the puck from behind the goal to Cody Eakin in the mid slot. Eakin wristed a shot straight into the net. Less then three minutes later, Colin Miller skated with the puck through the neutral zone and all the way down to the middle of the right circle. Miller wristed a shot that beat Martin Jones on the short side. Just over a minute later, Pacioretty skated to the middle of the right circle and wristed a shot and put Vagas on a 3-0 lead. With just three minutes left in the first period, Erik Karlsson passed the puck from the right circle to Joe Pavelski in the left circle. Pavelski one timed a pass to Logan Couture low on the right for a shot that ended in the back of the Vegas net. Just forty seconds later, Couture passed the puck from top of the right circle to Erik Karlsson in high slot. He took a hard shot on goal that was deflected in the net by Tomas Hertl. Just another minute later, Brenden Dillon passed the puck forward to Joe Thornton low in the left circle. Thornton one timed in the net beating Marc-Andre Fleury on the short side and tied the game at 3.

Just over a minute into the second period, Mark Stone scored on a power play from the low slot and took the lead for Vegas.

Seven minutes into the third period, William Karlsson got a shorthanded breakaway. He switched from his forehand to backhand, faking Jones and tapped it into a wide open net.
Final Score 5-3 Golden Knights

Tonight the Sharks led in shots (37-23), face-offs (52%-48%), hits (46-31), giveaways (11-8) and takeaways (8-7) while the Golden Knights led in blocked shots (26-10).

3 stars of the game:
First Star: Golden Knights – Marc-Andre Fleury
Second Star: Sharks – Logan Couture
Third Star: Golden Knights – Paul Stastny

Next 2 games in Las Vegas:
4/14/19 Round 1 Game 3
4/16/19 Round 1 Game 4

INDTVUSA Staff Writer

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