Takeaways: injuries catch up with Sharks in playoffs again this year

Takeaways: injuries catch up with Sharks in playoffs again this year

Takeaways: injuries catch up with Sharks in playoffs again this year

The Vegas Golden Knights have made plenty of history so far this season, making the playoffs in their inaugural year, getting their first playoff win in their first game, becoming the first NHL, MLB or National Basketball Association expansion team to sweep a series in their first year, and now, advancing to the Western Conference finals thanks to a 3-0 win in a road Game Six against the San Jose Sharks Sunday night.

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In game six against the Sharks, Fleury made 28 saves for the shutout. "I am a little bit exhausted". "We're focusing on ourselves right now".

That's what perhaps makes this the most bitter playoff loss in coach Peter DeBoer's three seasons in San Jose, all of which ended with home playoff losses.

The Jets and Predators are tied 3-3 in their second-round series after Nashville won 4-0 in Game 6 on Monday. Vegas next will play either Winnipeg or Nashville in the Western Conference Final.

"I was definitely impressed with our second half of the game, for sure", Gallant said. And Reaves, who skates well enough and plays well enough not to be a awful liability, will fill that bill. Another turnover later in the second gave Vegas a great opportunity to score again, but this time Justin Braun and Chris Tierney helped out Martin Jones who was forced out of the goal on the shot attempt by Brayden McNabb. "It was tough, too, but we gave someone a chance to be an overtime hero".

"You get this far and you lose, it's disappointing". "It's extra disappointing when you don't play the way that you know that you're capable of". And by and large, it usually takes at least a couple of years for an expansion team in those leagues to do anything significant.


Marc-Edouard Vlasic had the puck on his stick as he was skating out of the Sharks' zone toward the blue line. The biggest difference was the performance of the top lines with Vegas' trio of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith combining for eight goals and 17 assists, while Kane, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi had just three goals and two assists for the Sharks.

The Golden Knights added to their tally 15:38 into the period.

While Marchessault's goal was the game-winner, Nate Schmidt's unusual goal seemed to break San Jose's will.

Play went on for 25 more seconds before the buzzer rang, with the situation room in Toronto calling for a video review. He finished the postseason with a.928 save percentage and a 2.26 goals-against average.

"I had no idea", Schmidt said. "I thought two teams played similar style".

Despite holding a 2-0 lead, the Golden Knights continued to apply heavy pressure to the Sharks, holding a 16-10 edge in shots on goal for the period.

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