Las Vegas – April 27, 2018
Vegas Golden Knights demolish San Jose Sharks
It was has already been a Cinderella story of a start for the NHL’s newest franchise – and its not done yet. The Vegas Golden Knights are still turning heads going into the second round of the 2018 playoffs.
Sweeping the Los Angeles Kings in four straight games to stroll through the opening round of these playoffs; few, if any, would have foreseen the fashion in which the Golden Knights stormed into the second round, stunning the San Jose Sharks right from the get-go.
The Golden Knights scored four consecutive goals in the opening minutes of the first period, on home ice, counting tallies from four different players. Cody Eakin, Erik Haula, Alex Tuch and Jonathan Marchessault all found the back of the net and the Golden Knights didn’t slow down their break-neck pace by any margin. All four goals were scored in the opening twelve minutes of the contest.
At the 3:28 minute mark of the second period, Shea Theodore got in on the fun, making it five nil. James Neal had a goal called back, one that probably should have counted, then it was Colin Miller’s turn to riffle one in on a 5-3 power play and Neal made sure his name was in the goal column after all, as he scored the seventh goal of a one sided outing for the Golden Knights, on a nifty wrap around.
Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 13th career shut out as the Vegas Golden Knights, the team of misfits built over a single weekend, remain unbeaten in the playoffs, in franchise history.
There are underdog tales – but nothing quite like this.