With the Golden Knights now up 2-1 on the series, we lace up for game four in hopes to extend the gap and guarantee ourselves a seat in the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Unfortunately, the San Jose Sharks had other plans as they completely shut out our beloved Knights 4-0.
The first period started off just like every game this series, fast paced and hard hitting. However, the San Jose Sharks hit the ice with an entire new mindset after the devastating loss in game three. With just under five minutes left in the first period the Sharks managed to find two quick goals before the clock hit zero. With 4:24 left, Marcus Sorensen cuts through traffic like a knife and sends one top shelf giving the Sharks the 1-0 lead. This wasn’t it for period one, with just five seconds left, Joonas Donskoi sent a long shot splitting Brayden McNabb and Nate Schmidt like a field goal post and ended the first period with a dominating 2-0 lead.
The second period looked all to familiar… The Sharks continued to dominate defensively and didn’t allow a single goal from the Golden Knights. The only real chance we had was a open net shot from Jonathan Marchessault that was blocked miraculously by Brent Burns. With 14:25 left, Logan Couture found the back of the net off a rebound giving the Sharks a 3-0 lead.
As the puck dropped and the third period was under way, Martin Jones continued to act as if he was a solid mass of brick blocking every shot that came his way. With 8:17 left in the final period, Joe Pavelski gets the final goal of the game past Marc-Andre Fleury. With the score now 4-0, the clock hits zero and the Golden Knights suffer a devastating shutout from the San Jose Sharks.
With the series now tied 2-2, it’s safe to say that this will not happen again as the Golden Knights hit the road back to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sharks can count on one thing, when they arrive in our town, they will have an entire city ready to go war!