SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shea Theodore scored the tiebreaking aim with 11:55 remaining within the third interval and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the struggling San Jose Sharks Three-1 on Sunday night time for his or her ninth win in 13 video games.
Shea Theodore #27, Vegas Golden Knights, October 13, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
Paul Stastny and Jonathan Marchessault additionally scored, and Malcolm Subban made 37 saves to maintain the Golden Knights tied for first place within the Pacific Division with Arizona.
Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who misplaced for the ninth time in 10 video games. Aaron Dell made 34 saves.
The Sharks weathered a storm early within the third interval, icing the puck 4 instances in a span of 48 seconds, earlier than placing stress on for the tying aim.
Brent Burns skated across the internet on an influence transfer and fed Couture on the opposite facet for a one-timer and his 12th aim of the season.
Dell then made large stops on William Service and Brayden McNabb on one sequence to protect the tie and earn a loud ovation from a fan base that has been ready for top-notch goalie play all season.
However that didn’t final lengthy as Theodore beat Dell with a wrist shot from the circle to make it 2-1 moments later.
Vegas added an insurance coverage aim late within the interval after Reilly Smith beat Erik Karlsson on a rush and fed Marchessault within the slot.
Jonathan Marchessault, Vegas Golden Knights (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
The ultimate regular-season assembly between the Pacific Division rivals bought off to a decent, defensive begin with solely a handful of scoring possibilities within the first two intervals.
Nicolas Hague had a shot for Vegas deflect off each posts and out within the first interval. Hague, who additionally hit the crossbar, continues to be in search of his first profession aim.
Dell robbed Mark Stone with a glove save on an influence play simply moments after Subban stopped Evander Kane on a 2-on-1 on the different finish.
Joe Thornton then had two good possibilities within the second for his first aim of the season however was stopped twice by Subban.
The Knights lastly broke via late within the second when Alex Tuch discovered Stastny within the slot for his ninth of the season.
Vegas almost added to that however Dell lined up a puck on the aim line as San Jose defenceman Brenden Dillon bought right into a scuffle with Ryan Reaves.
NOTES: Tuch bought his 100th profession level together with his help on Stastny’s aim. … Tomas Hertl assisted on Couture’s aim and has factors in six straight video games.
Golden Knights: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.
Sharks: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.
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