The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two playoff tickets and a Zamboni ride during Game 6 of the Vegas Golden Knights versus the San Jose Sharks last night. For more pics, head to our Facebook page.
On Easter Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights hosted Game 6 with a chance to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Both teams started the game conservatively. The Sharks seemed to hold early chances on net but Vegas got their chances too. Mark Stone, Tomas Nosek, and Max Pacioretty missed three high-quality chances, leaving the Golden Knights scoreless. San Jose’s Logan Couture got his team on the board off a neutral zone mistake by Deryk Engelland with six seconds remaining in the period. The Sharks held a 1-0 lead after the first 20 minutes.
“We’re confident in the group we have here. We’re a confident group and a great hockey team. Just have to keep going and stick with it. I think if we keep playing the right way like we did tonight, I think we’ll get rewarded.” -Jonathan Marchessault, VGK Forward
Down one, the Golden Knights continued to struggle with getting their offense flowing. Thankfully, Marc-Andre Fleury saved every opportunity the Sharks had in the second period. Jonathan Marchessault got Vegas on the board at 11:21 with his third goal of the series.
“I thought we played great. It was an awesome game. Goaltenders were good at both ends. When it goes five periods and a 2-1 final, it’s a heck of a game. Just like we talked about before the game. Lots of energy, lots of fresh legs, in overtime a lot of people run out of fresh legs, but it was a heck of a game.” – Gerard Gallant, VGK Coach
Each team had man advantages in the third period but couldn’t convert keeping the game even at one apiece after 60 minutes of action. Tied at 1-1, Game 6 would be decided by a double overtime period. San Jose’s Hertl would add a shorthanded goal winning the game 2-1 and extending the series.
“Tomorrow is a new day. We have to get up and move on quickly. If it’s a win or if it’s a loss, put it behind and get ready for our next game.” – Marc Andre Fleury, VGK Goalie
With their win, the Sharks force a series-deciding Game 7 in San Jose. The finale is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Tuesday night.