Sharks eliminated from Playoffs, fall to Golden Knights
- Author: Stacy Allen May 07, 2018,
May 07, 2018, 10:20
Fleury posted shutouts in Games 1 and 6 against the Sharks and was also spectacular in an overtime win in Game 3. "It was a strong game by everyone".
Forwards (12): Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Ryan Carpenter, Cody Eakin, William Karlsson, Oscar Lindberg, Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal, David Perron, Reilly Smith and Alex Tuch.
"We'll for sure come back, I believe", he said.
But it wasn't until Marchessault's long-range wrist shot that the 14-year veteran goalie was able o exhale. "[Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre] Fleury was great early in a lot of those games, allowed them to get their feet under them". "There's obviously a big difference between 1-0 and 2-0". They were badly outplayed in the third period of Game 5, almost allowing San Jose to tie it after Vegas was leading 4-0. Down 4-0 in the third period, Couture and the Sharks woke up and almost rallied all the way back.
Asked how he felt physically in the series, Kane said, "Good enough to play". In addition to making the conference finals, Vegas have become the first expansion team to sweep a playoff series and won more games for an expansion side than any other team ever. "Tonight we came out for 50 minutes and played our best hockey and really set the tone".
San Jose scored three goals in Game 5 and center Logan Couture played a role in all of them by dishing out three assists. It was over the line for a fraction of a second, but that was all the Golden Knights needed.
"If you are going to be eliminated or not, you don't want to do it leaving your best game in the bag, so to speak", he said Saturday.
NOTES: Jones made 30 saves. That quickly showed that the puck bounced off the post, off a piece equipment inside the net and out.
Tuch pushed the lead to 4-0 with an exquisite tip over Jones' glove at 8:36 of the third, while ending the night for Jones.
Shortly after the San Jose Sharks were denied by the iron for the fourth time of the night, Marc-Andre Fleury rubbed the goal post to thank it for his good fortune. Less than two minutes later San Jose made things interesting when Boedker's wraparound got loose, and Hertl was in the right spot to poke it in and cut Vegas' lead to 4-2. Despite logging more than 39 minutes and 10 shots combined in Games 4 and 5, Karlsson failed to register a point.
"I had no idea it went in", Schmidt said of his goal, which came with 4:22 left in the second period. When that score is within two or three, you're feelin' it. "We didn't know on the bench whether or not it was in". We had some looks, we had some chances.