Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Sharks slide to edge of elimination with Game 5 loss

Sharks slide to edge of elimination with Game 5 loss

Just seconds later, Cody Eakin iced the game for Vegas with an empty netter at 18:09 sending the Golden Knights to the Western Conference Finals in their first season.

Vegas opened up the scoring with just three seconds left in the first period. With the puck bouncing, Jones scooped the puck with his glove. But I didn't see where (Hertl) was chucking it in front of the net.

Erik Haula followed up a few minutes later when he missed a pass being dumped into the zone, but he took the resulting bounce from the boards and lifted it past Jones on a sharp angle. "That's something that you need to know in the locker room with what you have, and I believe we have it with this group". In five of the six games, they picked up at least one goal.


Las Vegas resident David Santangelo is a season ticket holder and longtime hockey fan. Labanc's power play goal at the 9:35 mark of the third spoiling the shutout bid.

We aren't in 1994 anymore, Dorothy, but don't tell that to Tomas Hertl. Jones posted a 30-22-6 record in the regular season with a 2.55 goals-against average and a.915 save percentage for San Jose in 2017-2018. Senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell spoke to Marchand and Bruins general manager Don Sweeney on Saturday, May 5 about his actions Friday night against Tampa Bay.

Despite giving up a two-goal lead, the Bolts stole the game back in overtime to post a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 4.


Tampa Bay next plays the victor of the Washington-Pittsburgh series, which Washington leads 3-2.

A few minutes later, Ryan Carpenter - waived by the Sharks on December 12 and claimed by Vegas the next day - skated the puck through the neutral zone. We would have liked to get the first one and get a lead. With his stick wound up, he batted it out of the air and past Andrei Vasilevskiy. They were buzzing on the forecheck, they were flying through the neutral zone, they were breaking out of their own zone easily using speed and simplicity, and when the chances came to score, they didn't miss them (even though it seemed like Schmidt did on the game's second goal). But Steven Stamkos force OT by beating Tuukka Rask with 7:04 left in regulation, about 6 1/2 minutes after Bergeron notched a short-handed goal. Following a turnover by the Sharks in the defensive zone, Reilly Smith made the pass to Marchessault who turned around and made the shot between the leg of Jones putting Vegas up 1-0. With an unmatched focus, Pastrnak stared down the puck, batted it from the air and past Vasilevskiy. We didn't capitalize when we did.

James Neal scored the first goal of the game with three seconds remaining in the first period. Just blindly backing that trend, you're going to make money. But he was somewhat non-committal when asked if the mostly positive experience was enough for him to want to come back. "I think our opportunities early were there to take that lead and get control of that game". "Now it's (a) totally different series going home" he said. "We have three guys that have come into the lineup in the last two games and it's not easy to do that".


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