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Recap: The Golden Knights were looking to start a new winning streak hosting division rival San Jose Sharks. The opening 20 minutes were full of missed opportunities up until the final four seconds of the 1st period. Center Jack Eichel ripped home a one-time pass giving the Golden Knights a late advantage. 

The Sharks evens the score early in the 2nd period but the Golden Knights took advantage of another late opportunity. With under five minutes left in the middle frame, Jonathan Marchessault broke the tie registering his 7th goal of the season. The home team carried a 2-1 advantage into the 2nd intermission. 

San Jose immediately answered and tied the game in the opening minutes of the 3rd frame. Vegas had several chances including two power plays but couldn’t find the back of the net. Late in the game, the Sharks snapped the tie and added two empty net goals for a 5-2 road victory. 

The Golden Knights record drops to 13-4-0 falling to the Sharks 5-2. Vegas will have another chance to begin a winning streak on Thursday night against Arizona. Puck drop against the Coyotes is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)

Analysis: The Golden Knights started the game well, especially defensively completely shutting down anything and everything the Sharks were trying to do. But as the game wore on San Jose gained more and more footing with the forecheck and it led to a few breakdowns in front of the Golden Knights’ goal. Couple that with a lack of danger at even strength and a power play that couldn’t get going, and it’s the first 3rd period blown lead of the year. (Recap by Ken)

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Goalie Interference

Ken’s Three VGK Stars

*** Keegan Kolesar
** Brayden McNabb
* Jonathan Marchessault

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  1. Simple explanation they were not good enough to win. The Sharks gave them opportunities in the third to win and the Knights power play simply sucked. To many turnovers giving the Sharks opportunities which, they capitalized on.

  2. TS

    The VGK should NEVER EVER lose to the Minnows. That’s a KNIGHT RULE OF LAW. CURSES#!#!#!

  3. Jailbird

    Ok, time to quit reading their press clippings. Must stop this slide right now!

  4. THE hockey GOD

    and suddenly the VGK have a goalie problem
    a coaching problem – pulling the goalie way to early , among other things
    a puke yellow uniform problem. Get rid of these home sweaters, they are nothing but bad luck.


    • TS

      Thg, I have YET to see the extra man on ice result in a goal! Other teams, ditto. 6 men just seems to confuse players, rarely productive. And the unguarded goal puts players on the defensive to protect their net. I don’t get it. Why keep doing what clearly doesn’tvwork?

    • Richie-Rich

      Come on man! Lose to the Coyotes then I will start sounding the alarm.

  5. Richie-Rich

    I am going to chalk this one up to one of the most glaring weaknesses, which is team toughness down low. The Minnows out maneuvered and outmuscled the VGK when it counted, crunch time.

    McNabb’s tough but not very fast. Petro is fast but not very tough. Whitecloud has speed, but isn’t a D1. I could go on, but I think that this team can still win. That game winning goal was one of those that the Sharks earned by hustling around the net. The same could be said of quite a few VGK chances that just simply didn’t find net.

    I still like the coaching. At times the Minnows frustrated the VGK pinning them in deep. Credit the hustle and muscle of the Minnows.

    As you all know, I was very down on this roster pre-season. They’ve changed my mind. I still am really high on Paul Cotter despite the penalty he took. It happens.

    Pistol Pete knows, I am very critical. But, I am not yet ready to begin worrying yet. Lose to Arizona? Then we will have a discussion.

  6. Rrale

    Has anyone noticed Mark Stone appears to glide around the ice? Everyone else appears to skate hard to pucks and spots to help in the rush or defense. Could Stone be hurt again?

  7. THE hockey GOD

    a certain star d man, who shall remain nameless, looked like something was bothering him

    all night.

    hope they square it away soon


  8. Tim

    The good news for me is I watch the game at home we win fine we lose oh well. For people that go to the game pay ridiculous money for there seat and then have to watch another performance like they’ve seen the last two games good luck with that. Last year we were barely over 50% at home understanding we had injuries but this year the same pattern is emerging. I will not be surprised if Arizona beats us they’ve been playing better and then I look at our team with all the star power and we let the weak sisters beat us why not one more weak sister. I’ve said it many times home ice means zero to the Knights.

  9. Blitz

    “Pietrangelo the Gatherer” – nothing kills a quick pass/shoot or pass/pass/shoot situation like passing this guy the puck.

  10. Henderson Knights

    give us a break with the 3 star picks.

    81 gave that interview just before the 3rd period,,,. where he correctly said they need to clear pucks out of the zone in the 3rd….then he proceeded to go right out there and give the puck away, not once, but THREE times to start the 3rd period, on clearing attempts. the first 2 came right before the tying goal against, then 1 more on the next shift.

    oh, and on that tying goal, McNabb stupidly left the front of the net to go behind the goal line, which gave the SJ player a free and easy road to the goal.

    and, the same old perimeter problems are cropping up again on the offensive end as well. too many players coasting and floating, trying to make fancy passes instead of shoot and rebound, and no crease traffic from anyone. They are not driving the net hard, and the lack of penalties called on the opponents in the past couple games is indicative of that.

    the PP looked awful, and the PK cost them the game. interesting that a lower level team like SJ has a over 90% PK rate, but the upper echelon Vgk have about a 75% rate. probably because more grinders on SJ more willing to get PK nose dirty than on fancy dan Vgk team.

    once again, special teams are costing them games

    • THE hockey GOD

      “nteresting that a lower level team like SJ has a over 90% PK rate, but the upper echelon Vgk have about a 75% rate.” or at this point in season means
      that stat
      doesn’t matter because the sample size is so small.

  11. Pistol Pete

    With respect to the VGK losing two in a row, I checked the top (or sort of top) teams:

    CAR (lose 2 twice)
    FLA (lose 2 once)
    NYR (lose 3 once/lose 4 once)
    TBL (lose 2 twice)
    NJD (lose 2 once-first games of season-have won last 10)
    NYI (lose 3 once)
    TOR (lose 2 once/lose 4 once)
    DAL (lose 2 twice)
    WPG (lose 2 once)
    COL (lose 2 twice)
    LAK (lose 2 three times)
    SEA (lose 2 once/lose 3 once)
    EDM (lose 2 once/lose 3 once)
    CGY (lose 7 once)

    A good to great season has a team losing (incl. OTL) 35-40% of the games, so losses are inevitable. The trick is to not let them snowball out of control or becoming a recurring pattern. A good team builds on each and every loss though they still recur. Energy and focus can wane from game to game during the regular season. It can’t in the postseason.

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