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