The Sharks had the identical dreadful begin Sunday towards the Vegas Golden Knights as they did two days in the past. The top end result was all too acquainted for the Sharks as effectively.
The Sharks fell behind by two objectives within the first 12-plus minutes of the primary interval and by no means completely recovered because the Golden Knights earned a bodily and sometimes nasty 6-Three win in Recreation Three at T-Cellular Area to take a 2-1 collection lead. Recreation Four is Tuesday night time in Las Vegas.
Persevering with a series-long theme, the Sharks had no reply for the Golden Knights’ line of Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone, as Stone had a hat-trick, Stastny scored twice and Pacioretty added one.
Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped 34 of 40 photographs, together with 18 of 20 within the first interval when he and the Sharks have been underneath siege. Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves.
Stone, Pacioretty and Stastny now have has 22 factors within the first three video games of the collection. Stone has six objectives.
The Sharks as soon as once more by no means led, as Stone scored simply 16 seconds into the primary interval and Pacioretty added one other objective on the 12:16 mark. It was the ninth time in 17 conferences between the Sharks and Golden Knights, together with playoffs, that Vegas has taken a 1-Zero lead within the first 5 minutes of regulation time.
Kevin Labanc scored within the first interval for the Sharks to chop the Vegas result in 2-1, however Stastny scored 21 seconds into the second interval to revive the Golden Knights’ two-goal lead. Stastny scored once more on the 16:04 mark of the second and Stone scored 36 seconds into the third, giving Vegas a 5-1 lead.
Logan Couture and Timo Meier scored on the 4:57 and 5:51 mark of the third interval, respectively, however the Sharks may get no nearer. Stone sealed the win and capped the scoring with a fair energy objective on the 13:57 mark of the third interval.
The Golden Knights transformed on 2 of 6 energy play alternatives.
Joe Thornton took the third of 4 minor penalties the Sharks have been assessed within the second interval. Thornton was known as for an unlawful test to the pinnacle of Golden Knights winger Tomas Nosek, an infraction that might lead to supplemental self-discipline from the NHL’s Division of Participant Security.
The Sharks suffered an harm for the second straight sport. Already lacking defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who was damage in Recreation 2, the Sharks misplaced ahead Micheal Haley, who blocked a Shea Theodore shot on the 2:23 mark of the second interval and didn’t return.
Vlasic was damage blocking a Theodore early within the second interval of Recreation 2.