LAS VEGAS ( Associated Press) – Thomas Bordeleau scored the lone goal in a shootout to help the San Jose Sharks win 5-4 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night.
Vegas lost a 4–2 lead with a little more than two minutes into regulation, as Nick Bonino scored his second goal of the game at 17:54 of the third period and Timo Meier with 0.9 seconds to silence the equalizer. added for Earlier there was a raucous crowd of 18,367.
The Golden Knights beat San Jose 6-1 in overtime, but Sharks goalkeeper James Reimer did a great job keeping everything out of the net.
The defeat badly damaged Vegas’ playoff hopes and there are three games left in the season. Dallas could end the Golden Knights by defeating them in regulation on Tuesday.
Tomas Hertl also scored for San Jose. Reimer stopped 42 shots.
Chandler Stephenson and Nick Roy each had one goal and one assist, and Max Pacioretti and William Carrier also scored for Vegas. Logan Thompson scored 25 goals.
The Sharks broke an 11-game losing streak against Vegas.
With too much traffic in front of Thompson’s net, Hertle broke a loose puck top shelf before the midpoint of the first period to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead.
Vegas wasted no time with their first power-play opportunity moments later. The Golden Knights were able to get the puck into the front of the net, and after Mark Stone’s opening shot was filled by a reamer, Stephenson was there to smack the rebound to make it 1-all.
The Golden Knights were out firing with early pressure in the second, but Reimer was excellent at blocking his first five shots. Pacioretty then challenged a 1-on-3 Rush challenge.
Leaking through the Sharks and moving inside with a power move around San Jose defenseman Nicolas Meloche, Pacioretti threw the puck into the top corner to give Vegas a 2-1 lead.
Later in the period, Vegas forward Keegan Colesar delivered a nifty drop pass through a backhand in the slot, where Carrier was in position to accumulate a welcome goal after missing the last 10 games, giving the Golden Knights a 3–3 lead. became 1.
Bonino made a one-goal play late in the seconds when he tipped in a redirection of Jakob Magna’s shot from point.
Shortly after failing to convert his third power play, Vegas was able to keep the pressure on the Sharks’ field. Showing incredible grit in the back of the net, William Carlson fed Roy into the slot for a perfect opportunity to score his 15th goal of the season and take the Golden Knights 4-2.
San Jose: Hosts Anaheim on Tuesdays.
Vegas: The season-ending, three-game road trip begins in Dallas on Tuesday.
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