Golden Knights, Lightning close out playoff series

Tuesday, 08 May, 2018

Then at the 15:38 mark Nate Schmidt gave his team a two-goal lead with this rocket of a shot which was reviewed and determined it was a good goal.

They also had several other chances that either Fleury turned aside with acrobatic saves, trickled just wide or they were unable to get a clean shot, like a rebound Couture whiffed on from the slot in the first period with an open net. Reaves had eight hits and one shot on goal.

Fleury appears to have found the fountain of youth in Las Vegas.

But the Golden Knights are now halfway to hoisting The Cup and have more players than they can use. How is this possible? Not only is this a nice setup for years to come, but the 2017-2018 season for the Knights already has put them on top of the all-time expansion team list in terms of first-year success.

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 28 shots he saw during Sunday's series-clinching, 3-0 Game 6 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Only Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Curtis Joseph, Clint Benedict, and Chris Osgood have more career post-season shutouts than Fleury.

Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks trio of Evander Kane, Joonas Donskoi, and Joe Pavelski, after being great against the Ducks, were not effective against the Knights.

Marc-Andre Fleury needed to be on his game for the Golden Knights to have a chance in this series and luckily for them, he was more than up to the task. The Jets lead that series by three games to two heading into Game 6 on Monday night.

Jones fell back to earth in the second round against the Vegas Golden Knights, finishing the series with a.895 percentage despite posting a 34-save shutout in Game 4.

The Sharks top line was quiet. The trio combined for merely three goals.

Vegas seems like a particularly hard team to play from behind against.

Kane also suffered a medical collateral ligament injury at the end of the regular season. The roster that emerges from the heap the healthiest often wins.

The Vegas Golden Knights are an opportunistic team.

Kane is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

The North Vancouver, B.C. native is set to enter the first season of the six-year, $34.5 million contract extension he signed with the Sharks last July in October. The Sharks offence was good, but the Golden Knights offence was too much. "Like I said, we had some chances". "Really, really, really enjoyed my time with this group of guys and love going into battle with these guys".

"I had no idea", Schmidt said.

Kane isn't one to beat around the bush. It felt like throughout the series, they went up 1-0, 2-0 nearly every game.

Kane got his first taste of National Hockey League playoff action with San Jose. That included a 9-5 edge at even strength, but the Sharks were held scoreless in the opening 20 minutes for the fifth time in six games. He was suspended one game for cross checking Vegas fourth liner Pierre Edouard Bellemare in the face. That's slightly more than Hertl's 32 goals and 68 points across 128 games, but it's in the same wheelhouse. "I still have my grandkids there so the next couple days are going to be awesome".