Recap: For the fifth time in five games against the Sharks, the Golden Knights scored the first goal of the game. Defenseman Shea Theodore gave Vegas the early 1st period lead and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 11 shots from San Jose. After the opening twenty minutes the Golden Knights led 1-0.
The Sharks turned up the pressure in the second period. San Jose rifled 16 shots and scored three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead. The Golden Knights left the front of the net undefended and the Sharks took advantage.
Trailing 3-1 the Golden Knights came out focused for the final period. Cody Glass got Vegas within one scoring on the power play, and Nic Hague tied the game 3-3 with his third of the season. Ryan Reaves had an earlier goal taken back due to goaltender interference but he scored the go-ahead goal in the 3rd period to give Vegas a 4-3 lead. San Jose would get one back but Alec Martinez added an insurance goal late in the period to close the door on the Sharks.
With their comeback 5-4 victory against San Jose, Vegas’ record improves to 20-6-1. The Golden Knights take a short trip to Los Angeles to faceoff against the King’s for the next two games. Friday night’s game is scheduled for 7 PM PT.(Recap by Jason)
Analysis: In what may have been the weirdest game of the season, the result ended up being what we figured it would have been coming in, we just got there a much different way. The 4th line led the way as the only consistent offensive line for the first two periods and then added a goal in the 3rd. Fights from Stone and Marchessault. Goals from Glass, Hague, Reaves, and Martinez. Weird, weird, and weirder, but sometimes that’s what it takes and this Golden Knights team just will not lose to the Sharks. (Analysis by Ken)
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