LAS VEGAS — Martin Jones celebrated his 29th birthday in model, placing collectively arguably his finest efficiency of the season to earn the Sharks 1,000th franchise win.
Jones made 36 saves within the Sharks 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday, out-dueling Marc-André Fleury to catapult his workforce into second place within the Pacific Division. The win snapped the Golden Knights seven-game profitable streak and 12-game house level streak whereas extending the Sharks profitable streak to 5 video games.
The Sharks netminder entered the sport ranked 39th in save share (.899).
The win was simply the Sharks second in Las Vegas and their first in the course of the common season. The Sharks additionally improved to 4-Zero with out their top-shutdown pairing of Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who’re each sidelined by accidents. They path the primary place Calgary Flames by one level within the Pacific Division.
Joonas Donskoi scored the game-winning aim at 8:03 of the third, simply 39 seconds after Melker Karlsson tied it at 2-2 together with his seventh aim of the 12 months. Donskoi recorded his seventh aim in eight video games after a Tomas Hertl shot hit him within the higher physique and redirected into the web. Karlsson scored his aim off the rebound of a Brent Burns shot, the defenseman’s 15th level in eight video games.
Hertl earned his first level of the night time by scoring off the frenzy at 14:05 of the second, his 16th aim of the season.
Jon Merrill broke a 1-1 at 2:16 of the third stanza, beating Jones with a shot via site visitors from the left level.
After spending the morning preaching concerning the significance of placing collectively a robust begin, the Sharks surrendered the opening aim simply 94 seconds into the sport. Tomas Nosek buried the rebound of a Ryan Reaves shot, triggering flashbacks of the Sharks first journey to Las Vegas on Nov. 24 when William Karlsson scored 14 seconds into the sport and the Golden Knights carried a 4-Zero lead into the primary intermission.
The Sharks additionally coughed up 4 first interval objectives to the Golden Knights in Recreation 1 of final 12 months’s second-round playoff collection and so they fell behind 4-1 of their first-ever assembly with their Pacific Division rivals at T-Cellular Enviornment on Nov. 24, 2017.
Erik Karlsson’s 14-game factors streak got here to an finish within the Sharks win.
The Sharks return to motion at SAP Middle Saturday with Karlsson’s second bout towards his former-team, the Ottawa Senators.