Marc-Andre Fleury has been the best player in the playoffs.
BC-HKN-Sharks Frustration, 469Sharks look to Game 2, try to shake off 7-0 loss in VegasAP Photo NVJL110, NVJL106, NVJL108, NVJL118Eds: With AP Photos. "We did our best to stay sharp for that first game and I think we did". William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each chipped in with three assists.
Vegas (-185) is now the favorite over San Jose (+160), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals.
Goaltender Martin Jones, who looked brilliant in the first round by allowing just four goals in a sweep of Anaheim, came into the series with a career.931 save percentage, third best ever among goalies with at least 20 playoff games. The game averaged 830,000 viewers with a peak of 1.1 millon, that's up 47% vs comparable game past year and the best late-night Round Two Game 1 since 2010, excluding Blackhawks games. If head coach Gerard Gallant chooses to give him the evening off, however, the team could go with Malcolm Subban (15-7-7 record, .910 save percentage, 2.68 goals against average). As long as Fleury is on fire, the Golden Knights will keep winning. "He works hard, competes hard and plays the game the right way for us". It has now outscored its opposition 14-3 in five games. Neal said. "We talked about having a good first shift and I thought every guy did that tonight". It was as thorough a beating as they have taken all season. Backup Aaron Dell had 19 saves on 21 shots the rest of the way.
"We had a laundry list of issues", DeBoer, who guided the Sharks to the Stanley Cup finals in 2016, said. "It's obviously not pretty and we know we have to be better across the board".
Eakin started the scoring barrage when he deflected Brayden McNabb's wrist shot from the point past Jones 4:31 into the game. His second goal of the playoffs was scored in high-light reel fashion on a rush during a Vegas power play.
Marchessault made it 3-0 when he fired a shot from inside the circle past Jones, notching his first career playoff goal. "It was just a forecheck that went into a scrum", Kane said afterward. Tuch registered both points in the first period to help the Golden Knights jump out to a 4-0 lead.