Sharks lose to Golden Knights in another OT thriller

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks, 4-30-2018 - Pick and Prediction

High-Intensity the Motto for Second Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

The game was over from the start as Boston never stopped putting shots on net, ending game one with a favored score of 6-2. He made a point-blank stop on Barclay Goodrow after a giveaway by Vegas defenseman Shea Theodore, and had the presence of mind to poke-check the puck away from Joe Pavelski as the San Jose center tried to go to his backhand in the first overtime period. Even he had to smile at that one, his pearly white teeth gleaming through his mask while TV cameras zoomed in on him during the ensuing stoppage in play.

The Knights challenged, claiming Couture interfered with Fleury. "I think we had one penalty and they had seven, so I wasn't too happy. If that doesn't get you going then I don't know what will". After a scoreless first period the Sharks yielded three unanswered goals to the Golden Knights.

The Sharks feel they've been creating more quality scoring chances against Fleury as their second round series has gone on. Vegas has attempted the league's 10th-most shots on goal (32.7) and San Jose has attempted the eighth-most (33.1).

Game 3 was a missed opportunity for the Sharks. The series moves to the Shark Tank for Game 3, with both teams looking to take the lead in the series.

San Jose center Logan Couture scored his second goal of the game and fourth of the playoffs in double overtime to lift his squad to the 4-3 win over the host Golden Knights in double overtime.

"We'll get a pushback obviously, they weren't happy with their game (Saturday) and I'm sure we'll get a response from them", Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Monday morning.

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And he's not just making routine saves.

As is so often when an National Hockey League team has their opponent on the run, they try to finish them off. On their first goal, Chris Tierney fed Timo Meier with a pass across the slot that Meier one-timed for his second goal of the playoffs.

Boston won the opener handily 6-2 before falling in Game 2 in Tampa Bay 4-2 on Monday night. Golden Knights look to shake off adversity vs SharksAfter Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1:57 left in regulation, the expansion Golden Knights rebounded and won despite failing to convert on two early power-play chances.

After Thursday night's embarrassing 7-0 defeat to the Vegas Golden Knights, San Jose center and captain Joe Pavelski displayed the pride that comes with spending all 12 of his National Hockey League seasons as a Shark.

There is no doubt that Fleury has provided leadership and stability to the Golden Knights net in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

With good reason. The Knights are the only remaining unbeaten team in the playoffs, and have the hottest goalie around. "I'm sure he's had stretches like this, but yeah he's playing well right now". "(Fleury) was wonderful. But we've got to be better in front of him". "The good news is we're getting better. They put a lot of pressure on us and he was there for us".

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