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Vegas Tops San Jose 5-4 in Overtime

Golden Knights Record Fifth Straight Victory

by Angelo Giordano @GoldenKnights /

Max Pacioretty notched his third overtime game winner of the season as the Vegas Golden Knights (15-4-1) defeated the San Jose Sharks (8-10-3), 5-4 in overtime on Friday night at SAP Center.

William Karlsson opened up the night by wrapping around the net and finding an open Reilly Smith to give Vegas the early 1-0 lead. About a minute later, Mark Stone gathered a bouncing puck and fed Chandler Stephenson to extend the Golden Knights lead to 2-0. Vegas picked up where they left off to start the second period as Max Pacioretty added a goal from near the blue line, but San Jose answered back with a pair of goals to cut the Vegas lead to 3-2. Early in the third period Alex Tuch scored his sixth goal in as many games, but the Sharks notched a pair of goals to send the game into overtime. Max Pacioretty notched the game-winner 1:25 into overtime to seal the 5-4 win.

Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty had a three point night, two goals and one assist.

Alex Tuch: Tuch scored his 10th goal of the season.

Mark Stone: Stone added two assists.

Goaltender Oscar Dansk recorded a win in his first appearance of the season.

Vegas and San Jose go back at it tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. PT at SAP Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.

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