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Vegas Tops San Jose, 5-2, to Clinch Playoff Spot

Golden Knights tie franchise record with eight straight wins

by Angelo Giordano @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (33-11-2) defeated the San Jose Sharks (18-23-5), 5-2, to secure their fourth straight playoff appearance on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena.

San Jose forward Timo Meier recorded the first goal of the evening to give the Sharks an early 1-0 lead. Jonathan Marchessault answered back to knot the contest at 1-1 in a physically-played first period. Tomas Hertl found the back of the net in the second frame to retake the lead for the Sharks at 2-1. Mark Stone extended his point streak to six games with a wraparound power-play goal to even the game at 2-2. Alex Tuch buried a pass from Shea Theodore to gain the first Vegas lead of the night at 3-2. In the final frame, Marchessault tallied his second goal of the evening to push the Vegas lead to 4-2. Marchessault found Mattias Janmark for an empty-netter to solidify the 5-2 victory.

Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault found the back of the net twice and had two assists.

Shea Theodore: Theodore had two assists in the win.

Mattias Janmark: Janmark notched his first goal as a Golden Knight.

Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty has picked up a point in six straight games.

Mark Stone: Stone has scored a power-play goal in three straight games.

Max Pacioretty recorded his 600th career point in the win.

Fans can get a free Jumbo Jack at any Jack in the Box in Las Vegas with the purchase of a large drink.

The Golden Knights head to California to face the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Honda Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340.

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