The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the San Jose Sharks last night. For more pics of our winner, head to our Facebook page.
It was a battle of the Pacific Division. San Jose Sharks were riding a four-game win streak and six out of their last seven. Vegas also came in on fire winning their last seven games.
Vegas skated hard and was ready to play from the opening puck drop. The Golden Knights pressured Sharks goaltender Martin Jones early and Tomas Nosek jumped on a rebound breaking the scoreless tie. Nosek slipped one past Jones for the 1-0 first period lead.
“Yeah, I liked our game. We played good hockey and we had a lot of opportunities. They got a couple of breaks, they worked hard, they played a good structured game.” -Gerard Gallant, VGK coach
Vegas held on to their one-goal lead for a good portion of the second period. Sharks forward Tomas Hertl picked off a miscue by Vegas and shot a laser past Marc-Andre Fleury. The period would end in a 1-1 tie.
“I said I think we played a good game and we have been solid lately and we had a good stretch and we can’t overthink it. We will look at the tape.” -Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK goaltender
The second period, Vegas was able to regain their lead on Jon Merrill’s first goal of the season. Merrill took advantage of a big rebound and drilled it into San Jose’s net. Vegas skated into the intermission up 2-1.
“There were a couple of battles in front that we’ve got to be better on. But like I said, we’ll regroup tonight and start another streak on Saturday.” -Jon Merril, VGK defenseman
The third period was a stalemate for the first five minutes, then San Jose woke up. Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi scored 39 seconds apart to take a 3-2 lead, shocking the Vegas crowd.
“They get three and we get two, but I thought we battled hard and played pretty well. We made a couple of mistakes and that cost us goals. Overall, I thought we played a good game.” -Gerard Gallant, VGK coach
The Golden Knights gave a valiant effort towards the end of the game but came up short on any scoring chances.
Vegas drops their record to (27-16-4) and will get back to work on Saturday. The Golden Knights travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. Game time is 5:30 pm PT.