Sharks snap 11-game streak against Vegas with 5-4 win on penalties

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thomas Bordeleau scored the only goal in a penalty shootout as the San Jose Sharks beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Sunday.

Vegas blew a 4-2 lead with just over two minutes left in regulation, as Nick Bonino scored his second goal of the game at 17:54 of the third period and Timo Meier added the tie with 0.9 seconds left to play. hush what moments before there was a raucous crowd of 18,367.

The Golden Knights outscored San Jose 6-1 in overtime, but Sharks goalie James Reimer was stellar in keeping it all off the net.

The loss severely damaged Vegas’ playoff hopes with three games remaining in the season. Dallas can eliminate the Golden Knights by beating them in regulation on Tuesday.

Tomás Hertl also scored for San José. Reimer stopped 42 shots.

Chandler Stephenson and Nic Roy each had a goal and an assist, and Max Pacioretty and William Carrier also scored for Las Vegas. Logan Thompson made 25 saves.

The Sharks snapped an 11-game losing streak against Las Vegas.

With heavy traffic in front of Thompson’s net, Hertl broke a loose puck top shelf to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead just after the midpoint of the first period.

Vegas wasted no time with his first power play opportunity moments later. The Golden Knights were able to get the puck to the front of the net, and after Reimer blocked Mark Stone’s opening shot, Stephenson was there to hit the rebound to make it 1-1.

The Golden Knights came out shooting with pressure early in the second, but Reimer stood out by stopping his first five shots. Pacioretty then took on the challenge of a 1v3 race.

San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier (28) celebrates after Thomas Bordeleau (23) scored against the Vegas Golden Knights during a shootout at an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. Vegas.

Pacioretty slipped through the Sharks and slipped past San Jose defenseman Nicolas Meloche with an inside power move, Pacioretty hitting the puck into the top corner to give Las Vegas a 2-1 lead.

Later in the period, Las Vegas forward Keegan Kolesar delivered a nifty backhand pass through the slot, where Carrier was in position to deposit a welcome goal after missing the previous 10 games, leading to the Golden Knights lead to 3-1.

Bonino made it a one-goal game late in the second when he deflected Jaycob Megna’s redirected shot from the spot.

Shortly after failing to convert on his third power play, Vegas was able to keep the pressure on the Sharks’ zone. Showing incredible patience behind the net, William Karlsson fed Roy into the slot for a perfect opportunity to score his 15th goal of the season and put the Golden Knights ahead 4-2.


San Jose: Hosts Anaheim on Tuesday.

Vegas: Begins a three-game, season-ending tour in Dallas on Tuesday.


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