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Golden Knights Close Out Preseason With 5-1 Win Over Sharks

by Garrett Calloway @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights skated to a dominant 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas concluded the preseason with a 5-2 record.

HOW IT WENT DOWN     
William Carrier got the Golden Knights on the board in the first period with a deflection that found the back of the San Jose net. Jimmy Schuldt doubled the Vegas lead early in the second period with a power-play goal wired in from the point. Minutes later, Jonathan Marchessault extended the lead on a breakaway after a coast-to-coast effort to make it 3-0. The busy second period continued thanks to a Mark Stone wrister that found the top shelf. Danil Yurtaykin scored the lone goal for San Jose a minute into the third period, but Reilly Smith then slid a puck through the legs of Aaron Dell for the team's second power-play goal of the night to make it 5-1.

TOP PERFORMERS

Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault led the charge Sunday night with a multi-point performance including a goal during the second period. He finished the preseason with 4 points (2 G, 2 A) in 5 games.

Jimmy Schuldt: The rookie defenseman's power-play goal was his first ever in a Vegas jersey. He also recorded an assist on Mark Stone's tally later in the game.

William Karlsson: Karlsson recorded two assists Sunday night, his first two points of the preseason.

ATTENDANCE

The attendance for Sunday's matchup was a new home preseason record of 18,131.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Golden Knights will again face the San Jose Sharks to open up the regular season Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. PT inside T-Mobile Arena. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports, as well on FOX Sports 98.9/1340 and ESPN Deportes in Las Vegas.

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