Vegas Golden Knights once again smashed the San Jose Sharks, and made a massive step towards the next round of the Western Conference’s playoffs. Golden Knights humiliated San Jose with 5-0 last night, and proved that they reached the peak of their form when mattered the most.
The furious start of the home team proved to be lethal for the guests from California once more. It was Max Pacioretty who beat Martin Jones with 71 seconds following the start of the match.
These excellent starts are almost a rule against the Sharks because Golden Knights netted within the first five minutes of their clashes 10 times in 18 events.
Shea Theodore raised to 2-0 47 seconds before the closure of the first period, and demoralized the guests.
After that goal, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer had to replace Jones who conceded the second goal after just 7 shots.
Pacioretty added another goal, his second of the night to raise Vegas’ lead to 3-0, at 12:33 in the second sequence. It was a power-play goal, and Golden Knight’s left winger placed the ball behind Aaron Dell putting back his own miss.
Besides two goals Pacciorety added two assists, and was the ultimate force which dragged his team at T-Mobile arena on the previous night.
Alex Tuch made it 4-0, six and a half minutes into the final period, and after that, the Sharks’ players once again became aggressive and violent. Evander Kane and Timo Meier got misconduct penalties because of roughing, as both of these guys expressed their frustrations on the ice.
Left jab from Kane 😳 pic.twitter.com/QjYKD57IMj
— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) April 17, 2019
Jonathan Marchessault made it only harder for the Sharks with 3:36 before the end, when he used the power play situation on the ice and banged the fifth one for the hosts, who now stand one win away from eliminating the Sharks for the second season in a row.
Two days ago, San Jose’s coach DeBoer admitted that his team doesn’t have a solution for rival’s offensive line, which has thee players leading in the playoff in goals and points.
The series is now heading back for California, and the next game is scheduled in San Jose this Thursday. It’s the last chance for the Sharks to save their season.
Can they do it?