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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5 SAN JOSE SHARKS 0 (3-1 VGK)

The Vegas Golden Knights had a chance to take a two-game series lead last night in their home building for Game 4. The San Jose Sharks would be without two of their best players, defenseman Marc-Eduard Vlasic was unavailable again due to an unknown injury, and center Joe Thornton who was suspended one game for an illegal hit to the head on Tomas Nosek.

The Golden Knights opened Game 4 like they didn’t the previous two scoring quickly on Sharks goaltender Martin Jones. Max Pacioretty scored his third goal of the season postseason 1:11 into the game. Vegas would go on to defend against the Sharks heavy attack for the entire period but no shots slipped past Marc-Andre Fleury. With under a minute remaining in the period defenseman Shea Theodore weaved in and out of defenders dazzling the crowd with his first goal of the playoffs. Vegas held the 2-0 edge after one period of action.

Vegas tightened up and protected their two goal lead in the second period. More than halfway through the period Pacioretty lit the lamp a second time putting the Golden Knights up 3-0. The home team would skate into the locker room unblemished once again.

Vegas would tack on a fourth goal from a great individual play by Alex Tuch. Tuch gave Vegas a commanding 4-0 lead on his first goal of the postseason.

Evander Kane took a miserable pair of penalties and got himself tossed from the game essentially for the second straight game. San Jose did nothing but take penalties the rest of the night leading to X more VGK goals.

Vegas leads the best of seven series over San Jose (3-1) and have a chance to close out the series on Thursday night. Game 5 in San Jose is scheduled to start at 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of Round 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • Steve Carp’s Wednesday playoff column on Fleury vs. Jones
  • No matter what the Sharks try, they don’t have an answer for Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, and Paul Stastny
  • Photo Gallery from Game 4

Ken’s Three VGK Stars

*** Shea Theodore
** Marc-Andre Fleury
* Max Pacioretty

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 6 SAN JOSE SHARKS 3 (2-1 VGK)

An important Game 3 between the Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks would take place in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the the first playoff game in front of the Golden Knights fans since the disappointing loss in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals.

The excitement started immediately for Vegas fans when Mark Stone scored his fourth goal of the postseason :16 seconds into the game. It was the Golden Knights fastest postseason goal in team history. Vegas had an early edge and took advantage of multiple mistakes by San Jose. Sharks forward Evander Kane took back-to-back penalties leading to a power play goal for Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty’s second goal of the postseason gave the Golden Knights a 2-0 lead. San Jose would tack one on late in the period to cut the lead in half 2-1.

Vegas turned it on quick again out of the break scoring :21 seconds into the second period. Paul Stastny and the second line added another postseason goal to give the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead. Stastny would punch in another goal to give Vegas a 4-1 lead after forty minutes.

For the third straight period the Golden Knights jumped out scoring :36 second into the final period. Stone scored his second of the game and fifth of the postseason to give Vegas a commanding 5-1 lead. However, the four goal lead wouldn’t last long. San Jose added two goals within a minute to get within two. The Sharks threat wouldn’t last as Stone would give the Golden Knights a 6-3 on his first career hat trick.

Vegas leads the best of seven series over San Jose (2-1) with Game 4 coming up on Tuesday. Game 4, scheduled for 730p. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of Round 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • Photo Gallery from SinBin.vegas photographer Brandon Andreasen
  • A look at the difference (if there has been one) in the matchups between home and away at 5-on-5.

Ken’s Three VGK Stars

*** Max Pacioretty
** Paul Stastny
* Mark Stone

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5 SAN JOSE SHARKS 3 (1-1)

Down 1-0 in the series the Golden Knights vowed to come out strong for Game 2 in San Jose.

Vegas couldn’t have started the game any better as Cody Eakin scored :58 seconds in to take the early 1-0 lead. A few minutes later Colin Miller wristed a shot past Sharks goaltender Martin Jones making it a 2-0 Golden Knights. Vegas wasn’t finished scoring adding a third goal in the period by Max Pacioretty. With three minutes left Vegas’ 3-0 lead quickly evaporated. Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl and Joe Thornton all had late period goals to tie the game 3-3. The Golden Knights were stunned after the first twenty minutes.

With the game tied 3-3 the Golden Knights tried to calm the storm. After an overturned goal on San Jose, Vegas forward Mark Stone regained the lead for his time scoring his third goal of the postseason. After a back and fourth period the score remained 4-3 after two periods played.

Shea Theodore took a an early third period slashing penalty putting Vegas on a penalty kill. Reilly Smith would send a beautiful stretch pass to William Karlsson for a breakaway short handed goal. Karlsson’s goal was the second shorthanded goal of the game and put Vegas up 5-3.

**** We will do the rest later. It’s a long way to the locker room***

(Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of Round 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • “Behind the scenes” of the William Karlsson shorty

Ken’s Three VGK Stars

*** Marc-Andre Fleury
** William Karlsson
* Cody Eakin

SAN JOSE SHARKS 5 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 (1-0 SJS)

For the second straight postseason the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks competed in a best of seven series. Unlike last season, Game one began in San Jose.

Both teams came out physical and ready to attack. Cody Eakin and Brayden McNabb landed hard bodychecks on Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson setting the early tone of the game. At the 13:35 mark of the first Pierre-Eduard Bellemare got called for a tripping penalty which lead to a Sharks power play. Joe Pavelski scored the series opening goal deflecting a shot from Brent Burns. After twenty minutes of play San Jose held on to a 1-0 lead.

The second period was plagued with penalties. Jonathan Marchessault and Sharks defenseman Brendan Dillon took matching minors, and Derek Engelland, William Carrier, Joe Pavelski and Timo Meier all spent time in the penalty box. San Jose’s Burns wristed a short past Marc-Andre Fleury doubling up Vegas 2-0. Defenseman Marc-Eduard Vlasic added another taking a commanding 3-0 lead. Vegas would get a goal from Mark Stone on tape to tape pass from Max Pacioretty. The two-goal deficit would evaporate ten minutes later when Evander Kane put the Sharks up 4-1 after two periods of play.

Vegas couldn’t get much going in the third as they continued to take penalties. San Jose took advantage and wore down the Golden Knights. Vegas trimmed the lead in half on Stone’s second goal of the game. The Sharks would a late empty-net goal to finish of Vegas 5-2.

The Sharks took the opener and lead the best of seven series (1-0). Game two in San Jose is scheduled for 730 PM on Friday night. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Round 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • Entries, exits, and composure. VGK failed in three of the most important aspects of the game and find themselves in an early hole.

Ken’s Three VGK Stars (This was not easy)

*** William Carrier
** Mark Stone
* Shea Theodore

LOS ANGELES KINGS 5 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 (43-32-7 93 PTS)

It was the 2018-19 season finale for the Golden Knights and it didn’t go well. The Kings padded their stats on reserve lineup for Vegas. Ilya Kovalchuk, Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter all scored for LA ending their season on a 5-2 victory against Vegas.

Jimmy Schuldt got his first NHL point in his first NHL game assisting Valentin Zykov’s second goal of the season.

The Golden Knights regular season ends with a (43-31-7) record.

(Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

  • Carp’s Sunday column on the versatility Gallant has to work with for his 4th line
  • A whole heap of stories about the matchup with the Sharks

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** No one else
** Cared
* Jimmy Schuldt

ARIZONA COYOTES 4 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1 (43-31-7 93 PTS)

The Golden Knights hosted their last regular season game to a full crowd of loyal, playoff thirsty fans. The fans were even more excited watching goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury play his first game since March 1st.

Star winger Mark Stone scored the game’s opening goal on a wicked backhand. Stone’s 33rd goal of the season made it 1-0 Vegas. Less than a minute later the desperate Coyotes evened the score 1-1.

The second frame was tight as both teams locked down defensively. Arizona’s Derek Stepan gave his team the lead on a slick move to slip it past Fleury. The Coyotes would add another goal late in the period to take the 3-1 lead after forty minutes of action.

The third was very choppy with very little action. The score remained 3-1 for most of the period until Arizona added a fourth goal with eight minutes remaining. The Golden Knights lost 4-1, finishing with a home record of (24-12-5) for the season.

The Golden Knights record drops to (43-31-7) with one game remaining. The team finishes off their regular season on Saturday in Los Angeles. Game time is scheduled for 730 PM. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Let’s look at the depth of the Golden Knights heading into the playoffs
  • The Sharks “pick play”

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Marc-Andre Fleury
** Ryan Carpenter
* Mark Stone

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3 EDMONTON OILERS 1 (43-30-7 93 PTS)

The Golden Knights hosted the Edmonton Oilers for their second to last home game of the regular season.

Cody Eakin broke the scoreless tie late in the 1st period giving Vegas the 1-0 lead on his 22nd goal of the season. Malcolm Subban starting in net again for Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all eight chances from Edmonton.

It didn’t take Vegas long to double up their lead in the 2nd period as Jonathan Marchessault scored :51 seconds in. Marchessault registered his 25th goal, and third straight season scoring 25 or more. Oilers superstar Connor McDavid did the inevitable and scored his 41st goal cutting the Golden Knights lead 2-1. In eight career games against Vegas he has 13 points.

It was stalemate for most of the 3rd period with both goalies making key saves to hold the 2-1 lead. The Golden Knights would fight off a 6-on-5 by the Oilers leading to a late penalty by Tomas Nosek. Down two men, Vegas added another as Pierre-Eduard Bellemare jumped on a loose puck created by William Karlsson. Vegas broke their losing streak 3-1.

The Golden Knights record drops to (42-30-7) with two games left to play. The team will get back on the ice Thursday night for Vegas’ last home game of the 2018-19 season. Opening faceoff against the Arizona Coyotes is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers at T-Mobile Arena

  • Stop using Tuch on the left wing
  • Depth is a potential problem for VGK

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Cody Eakin
** Ryan Reaves
* Jonathan Marchessault

SAN JOSE SHARKS 4 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3 (42-30-7 91 PTS) – OT

It was the Golden Knights and Sharks season series finale and it had very little actual meaning, but as the game wore on, you could tell both teams had something to prove.

Vegas jumped out early scoring on Sharks goaltender Martin Jones 3:54 into the 1st period. William Karlsson scored his 24th goal, and his 54th point of the season. Malcolm Subban playing on a back-to-back games stopped all of San Jose’s shots persevering the 1-0 opening period lead.

The Sharks tied the game :58 seconds into the 2nd period on Tomas Hertl’s 35th of the season. The tie wouldn’t hold for long as Cody Eakin continues his career season giving Vegas the 2-1 lead. Subban would again make key saves late in the period to keep the lead after two periods.

Evander Kane would get San Jose back in the game with a loose rebound in front of Subban. The Sharks would take their first lead of the game on a drive by Marc Eduard Vlasic off a face off. However, the Golden Knights would even the score 3-3 :38 seconds later. The game would need an overtime period to decide the game. Brent Burns would end it with a goal :22 seconds into overtime. The Sharks won 4-3 in OT.

The Golden Knights record (42-30-7). They are officially locked into the Pacific Division’s third place position, with three games left to play. The team will get back on the ice Monday night as Vegas will host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks at SAP Center.

  • Steve Carp’s Sunday column
  • A logical guess at when the Golden Knights will play both to start the playoffs and at T-Mobile Arena.

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Shea Theodore
** Cody Eakin
* William Karlsson

MINNESOTA WILD 3 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 (42-30-6 90 PTS)

The Golden Knights hosted the Minnesota Wild still in search of clinching a playoff berth. Vegas would get a bit of great news in that star forward Max Pacioretty was back in the lineup after being injured earlier in the month.

Minnesota came out strong scoring 2:12 into the contest on a weird angled shot that squeaked by Malcolm Subban. Vegas wouldn’t be able to create much offensively mustering only a few quality shots on net. With under a minute defenseman Deryk Engelland took a costly tripping penalty leading to a power play goal for Minnesota. After twenty minutes the Golden Knights trailed the Wild 2-0.

The 2nd period Vegas continued having problems generating offense. Midway through the period Minnesota’s goaltender Devan Dubnyk made one of the saves of the year on Mark Stone’s wraparound attempt. A few minutes later the Wild added a second power play goal taking a three goal lead. Vegas would get some life as Paul Stastny scored his 12th of the season right before the end of the period. After forty minutes of action Vegas trailed Minnesota 3-1.

Stastny would score his 13th later to make it a one goal game with twelve minutes to play. Subban would be pulled for an extra attacker but Minnesota shut down every opportunity from Vegas. It was a crazy finish, however the home team came up empty losing 3-2.

The Golden Knights record drops to (42-30-6) but with Arizona’s loss Vegas clinched a playoff berth. They remain in the Pacific Division’s third place position, with four games left to play. The team will get back on the ice tomorrow night as Vegas will travel to San Jose. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 6 PM. (Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Martin Jones’ VGK nightmares

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Ken
** Didn’t Watch
* The Game

COLORADO AVALANCHE 4 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3 (42-29-6 90 PTS)

The Golden Knights needed one point to clinch a playoff berth, but the Colorado Avalanche wouldn’t make it easy. Vegas coming off a two-game skid traveled to Denver in search of a win.

The Avalanche were flying on the ice creating heavy pressure on the Golden Knights defense. Matt Calvert scooped up a centering pass and wristed past Malcolm Subban for the 1-0 Avs lead. Three minutes later Vegas center Paul Stastny took a costly high-sticking penalty in the Colorado zone. Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon doubled up the score 2-0 on the ensuing power play for his 38th goal of the season.

Down two, the Golden Knights would have some work to do if they were to get back in the game. Both teams traded chances for half the period when Paul Stastny got Vegas on the board with a beautiful wraparound goal. Four minutes later Reilly Smith scored his 19th goal of the season getting Vegas within one. Two and half minutes later Colorado made a two-goal game again leading 4-2 after two periods of action.

Vegas would begin the final period on the power play down 4-2. The Golden Knights would be turned away on their man advantage and had trouble generating offense for most of the period. Colorado tightened up their defense with under five minutes but Alex Tuch punched a high rebound into the net for Vegas’ third goal of the night. Subban was pulled with 1:10 to go in the game giving Vegas the 6-on-5 advantage. After some really close chances the Avalanche evaded an overtime period beating Vegas 4-3.

The Golden Knights record drops to (42-29-6) and remain in the Pacific Division’s third place position, with five games left to play. Vegas still needs one point to clinch a playoff berth. The team will get back on the ice Friday night in Vegas against the Minnesota Wild. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7PM.(Recap by Jason)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center

  • Fleury is getting his rest, but how much is too much for playoff performances

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Alex Tuch
** Paul Stastny
* Mark Stone

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