Marc-Andre Fleury stellar in Golden Knights' OT win

SPORTSCross-check earns Sharks' Evander Kane 1-game suspensionSHARE:sharetweetshareemail

SPORTSCross-check earns Sharks' Evander Kane 1-game suspensionSHARE:sharetweetshareemail

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane received a one-game suspension for cross-checking Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Well, they had a nice bounceback win as they topped the Golden Knights by a score of 4-3 in double OT. the sharks took a 3-2 lead in the game at the 14:07 mark of the 3rd period and then the Golden Knights tied it at the 13:28 mark of the 3rd period.

On the Eastern side, the Pittsburgh Penguins had to pull out three goals late in game one to win the first of the series, 3-2. Defenseman Nate Schmidt scored the other goal in the defeat, while also adding an assist.

It was an impressive bounce back from their first loss of the playoffs in double overtime at home in Game 2 and wouldn't have been possible without Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 39 saves to hold off an early push by the Sharks and then robbed Logan Couture with a glove save in overtime.

Karlsson extended Vegas' lead during the first shift of the second period.

Brayden Point - Tampa Bay's second-year centre buried an empty-netter to follow his three assists in a 4-2 Game Two win against Boston, evening the series for the Lightning.

Vegas appeared to have Game 3 almost Colin Miller, Jonathan Marchessault, and Reilly Smith all scored in a 4:46 span in to give the Golden Knights a two-goal lead.

William Karlsson scored his fifth goal of the playoffs in overtime to seal the win for Vegas.


Game 4 is Wednesday back at SAP Center. Jones finished with 29 saves.

Game 3 was a missed opportunity for the Sharks.

"He's getting evaluated by our doctors and medical staff, he went there the same time we started practice", Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant said.

Sharks: Joonas Donskoi (lower-body) missed his first game of the postseason.

Joe Pavelski needs to be better - his presence wasn't felt in Game 3. More impressively, Karlsson is averaging nearly 24 minutes per game.

"I know we're going to be heavy, heavy underdogs", DeBoer said with a big smile after his team swept the Anaheim Ducks in four games in the first round.

It was Karlsson's fourth goal of the playoffs thus far, and it's probably safe to say that Jones isn't the biggest fan of having to face the risky forward. "No matter how many times you hear a ref say 'We're not looking for the first one, we're looking for the second one, ' those are the easy ones to call and if we make sure we continue to be composed in those situations, that's going to be really important for us to get the power plays and get the momentum on our side".

Karlsson had a goal and an assist to give him nine points (four goals, five assists) during a five-game point streak and teammate Reilly Smith, who had a goal and an assist in Game 3, has nine points (one goal, eight assists) during a six-game point streak.

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