The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two playoff tickets and a Zamboni ride during Game 4 of the Vegas Golden Knights versus the San Jose Sharks last night. For more pics, head to our Facebook page.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a chance to take a two-game series lead last night in their home building for Game 4. The San Jose Sharks would be without two of their best players. Defenseman Marc-Eduard Vlasic was unavailable again due to an unknown injury, and center Joe Thornton was suspended one game for an illegal hit to the head on Tomas Nosek.
The Golden Knights opened Game 4 as they did in the previous two, scoring quickly on Sharks goaltender Martin Jones. Max Pacioretty scored his third goal of the postseason 1:11 into the game. Vegas would go on to defend against the Sharks heavy attack for the entire period but no shots slipped past Marc-Andre Fleury. With under a minute remaining in the period, defenseman Shea Theodore weaved in and out of defenders, dazzling the crowd with his first goal of the playoffs. Vegas held the 2-0 edge after one period of action.
“Yeah, Fleury played so well for us. I thought the first period wasn’t great for us. Second period we got better, but we know that when your goalie bails you out like that, you really need to go out there and play strong. I thought, for the most part, we did. We saw that they aren’t a team that rolls over and quits. They are going to play physical and try to get some momentum going into next game, so we expect a really hard game going into their building.” -Max Pacioretty, VGK Forward
Vegas tightened up and protected their two-goal lead in the second period. More than halfway through the period, Pacioretty lit the lamp a second time putting the Golden Knights up 3-0. The home team would skate into the locker room unblemished once again.
Vegas would tack on a fourth goal from a great individual play by Alex Tuch. Tuch gave Vegas a commanding 4-0 lead on his first goal of the postseason.
“The first period was busy. A lot of shots from the guys at the net. The guys were good, they blocked a lot of shots. I thought we had a great second period. Third period was a lot of power plays, didn’t have too many shots.” -Marc Andre Fleury
Vegas leads the best of seven series over San Jose (3-1) and have a chance to close out the series on Thursday night. Game 5 in San Jose is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm.