On the night that Patrick Marleau broke the all-time record for NHL games played, the Vegas Golden Knights (32-11-2) defeated the San Jose Sharks (18-22-5), 3-2, in a shootout on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
After the first whistle of the game, Marleau was honored for breaking Gordie Howe's record for NHL games played as the Sharks forward appeared in his 1,768th game. San Jose took a 1-0 midway through the first and carried it into the intermission. The Sharks added to the lead 29 seconds into the middle frame, but Mark Stone answered with a power-play goal to make it a 2-1 game. Stone scored another power-play goal in the third period as the forward tied the game with his 17th goal of the season. Neither side scored through the end of regulation or overtime and the game went to a shootout. Alex Tuch scored the lone goal while Robin Lehner stopped all three shots he faced to clinch a 3-2 victory for Vegas.
Mark Stone: Stone scored both goals in regulation to drive the Vegas offense.
Robin Lehner: Lehner stopped 29 shots in regulation and overtime and was perfect in the shootout.
Shea Theodore: Theodore had two assists in the win.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty also notched two helpers for Vegas.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Vegas earned its seventh win in a row to mark the team's first seven-game win streak of the season.
BECAUSE VEGAS WON...
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The Golden Knights and Sharks wrap up their two-game set on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.