With round one in the books, the Golden Knights will take on another pacific division rival, the San Jose Sharks.
Shortly following the Golden Knights glorious sweep over the Kings, the San Jose Sharks had a sweep of their own, beating the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in game four. With the Sharks being our next pit stop and the Kings in the rear-view mirror, you can expect another series of hard hitting, fast pace playoff hockey in T-Mobile Arena where games one and two will take place. The Golden Knights took on the Sharks four times in the regular season winning the series 3-0-1, in which one of those games clinched the Golden Knights the Pacific Division title.
Ended in OT with a score of 5-4 in favor of the Golden Knights on home ice. Everyone got in on the goal frenzy as Shea Theodore, James Neal and William Karlsson all found the back of the net. However, it was Jonathan Marchessault who ended the game just 1:21 into the final period with a beautiful shot assisted by Shea Theodore.
Ended 5-3 in favor of the Golden Knights, this time at the SAP Center in San Jose. The 1st period started off with a goal by Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks but Erik Haula was able to find the back of the net late in period ending the 1st 1-1. Only 37 seconds into the second period, William “Wild Bill” Karlsson scored the second goal of the game for the Golden Knights. With 8:53 left, Timo Meier of the San Jose Sharks tied the game before the conclusion of the 2nd period. Going into the 3rd period is where things changed dramatically as Brayden McNabb, James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault all found the back of net and lead the Knights to another victory.
Another game ending in OT with the score 2-1 in favor of San Jose on home ice. Only 3:47 into the first period, Thomas Tatar earned himself the first goal of the game and the only goal scored in the period. Just 3:27 into the second, the Sharks answered back with a goal from Brent Burns. After a scoreless 3rd period, we head into overtime where Logan Couture gets the game winning goal just 39 seconds in.
Game ended 3-2 in favor of the Golden Knights on home ice. Just 2:21 into the first period Shea Theodore finds the back of the net and the Golden Knights take the lead 1-0. This didn’t last long as five quick minutes later, Joe Pevelski ties the game 1-1. History repeated itself in the second as Oscar Lindberg gives the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead, only to be tied 2-2 just five minutes later by Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks. With the game tied, William Karlsson finds some open ice and makes an insane between the legs shot hitting the back of the net and winning the game for the Golden Knights.
Needless to say, there is going to be a lot of action this second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the way things looked during the regular season, the Golden Knights have a great chance of advancing to round three!