They continued to get quality opportunities in front of the net that were repeatedly denied by Martin Jones. As the series dragged on against Vegas, the Golden Knights keened in on the Sharks' strengths, taking away any threats. To be fair, the Golden Knights only created two takeaways in last night's closeout game, but that was likely a result of Vegas playing conservatively with a lead while their opponent chased.
"I couldn't find a way today to put it in", Hertl said.
They were able to draft smart and build a team with good chemistry.
The shutout came in Game 6 of the Western Conference showdown Sunday at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Overall, the Sharks could have been up 3-1 in this series if the bounces were gone their way. Think back, can you even remember the one? And by and large, it usually takes at least a couple of years for an expansion team in those leagues to do anything significant.
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"You have to give credit to the other guys", Burns said. I don't know what his numbers are, but he played unbelievable.
San Jose got 16 shots on goal in the first period, but were unable to get anything past Fleury, who rebounded well from his first loss of the post-season.
Game 2 is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at Nashville or Winnipeg. San Jose finished third (with 100 points) in the Pacific Division and reached the postseason for the 13th time in 14 springs. The Golden Knights are a team of castaways, or as they call themselves the Golden Misfits, all playing with a chip on their shoulder to prove their former employers wrong and show they belong in the National Hockey League. But his attempt from in close went off the cross-bar and wound up behind the net.
"To come out of that first period 0-0, we need to find a way to get the lead", coach Peter DeBoer said.
"Puck was rolling a ton", Couture said.
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Hertl drove to the net with a strong power move. "Just got on my stick and rolled off". David Perron beat Tierney on the draw and Schmidt took a shot that appeared to deflect off the post and out. He then hit a wicked wrist shot, hitting the camera at the top of the net. Joonas Donskoi collected the puck and backhanded it through the crease, but Vegas picked it up.
Vegas advanced to the finals with a 4-2 series win against San Jose in the second round.
The T-Mobile Arena where the Golden Knights play at home as averaged over 18,000 fans per night.
Asked if scoring first might have changed the complexion of Sunday's game, Couture said, "It's tough to say". They got outscored three to one. It felt like throughout the series, they went up 1-0, 2-0 nearly every game.
"It might have made a difference". Meanwhile, the Knights top line of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith ran wild, collecting 25 points off 61 shots.
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Vegas almost added to the lead when Smith had a shot at open net that San Jose forward Chris Tierney blocked from the crease. He's earned the right to play more in the next round.