Cody Glass, the first draft pick in franchise history, scored his first NHL goal as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks, 4-1, on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
On their first power play of the night, the Golden Knights received a goal from Mark Stone as Vegas leapt out to a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, William Karlsson set up Reilly Smith to increase the advantage to 2-0. The Sharks scored in the back half of the first period to cut the lead to 2-1, but Glass answered early in the second to reestablish the two-goal margin. In the third period, Smith potted his second goal of the night on a shorthanded 2-on-0 to put Vegas ahead, 4-1. Marc-Andre Fleury finished the game with 22 saves as the Golden Knights held on for the win.
Early in the third, Marcus Sorensen tipped a puck into the net, but it was disallowed because his stick was above the crossbar. Following that play, the Golden Knights seized momentum, culminating in Smith's second goal of the contest. Vegas rode that wave the rest of the night as they nabbed the first two points of the season.
Cody Glass: Glass buried his first NHL to give the Golden Knights an emotional boost during the second period.
Reilly Smith: Smith's first goal was the game-winner while his second was the team's first shorthanded goal of the campaign.
Mark Stone: Stone registered a goal and an assist including the first goal of the season.
The Golden Knights and Sharks go right back at it Friday night at SAP Center for the second game of the season at 7:30 p.m. PT on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.