Series Update – The San Jose Sharks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Tuesday night, with Barclay Goodrow’s goal 18:19 into overtime giving the Sharks a dramatic 4-3 series victory.
The Sharks scored four goals on one power play after their captain Joe Pavelski was bloodied and knocked out with the Golden Knights 3-0 up midway through the third period. It was just the second time a team had scored four goals on one major power play in a playoff game.
Martin Jones stopped 34 shots for the Sharks. Marc-Andre Fleury made 43 saves for the Golden Knights.
The Sharks will face Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference semifinals, starting with Game 1 at home on Friday night.
Game 7 Update – The San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl netted the game-winning goal in double overtime to lift his team to a 2-1 win over the Golden Knights, forcing a seventh and decisive game in their opening round NHL playoff series.
Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to level the series for the Sharks.
Logan Couture scored to get the Sharks on the board just before the end of the first period, while goalie Martin Jones had a playoff career-high 58 saves.
Jonathan Marchessault scored the Vegas goal to tie the score in the second period and Marc-Andre Fleury had 27 saves.
The decisive Game 7 is on Tuesday night at San Jose.
Game 6 Update – The San Jose Sharks avoided elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night and and now trail 3-2 in the series.
Tomas Hertl scored the first of his two goals just 76 seconds into the game. Martin made 30 saves for the Sharks, having been pulled twice in the previous three games.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves for the Vegas Knights.
Sharks’ defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic returned to the lineup after missing two games with an undisclosed injury.
The series now heads back to Las Vegas for Game 6 on Sunday.
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Game 5 Update – The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 on Tuesday evening for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series, with Max Pacioretty having two goals and two assists.
Veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury saved all 28 shots fired at him and earned his 15th NHL playoff shutout in doing so.
The Sharks were missing injured center Michael Haley and defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, while center Joe Thornton served a one-game suspension for an illegal hit on Vegas’s Tomas Nosek in Game 3.
Vegas Golden Knights now have the opportunity to eliminate the Sharks from the playoffs for the second consecutive year on Thursday in San Jose.