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Golden Knights Fall 2-1 In Double OT Against Sharks

by Kelli Pfiffner @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights were defeated by the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, in double overtime Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas and San Jose are now tied 3-3 in the series.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
After a hard-fought first, a late goal from Logan Couture got the Sharks on the board with 6.5 seconds left in the frame. Jonathan Marchessault tied it up with his third goal of the postseason halfway through the second period. Despite fast and physical play, both teams stayed quiet during the third, forcing the first overtime period of the series. The night ended with a goal from Tomas Hertl at 11:17 of double overtime.

TURNING POINT
At 10:47 of the second overtime, San Jose committed the first penalty of overtime to send the Golden Knights on the power play. Despite the man advantage, Hertl found room behind the Vegas defense and snapped home the game winner.

TOP PERFORMERS
Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault notched his third goal of the postseason.

Shea Theodore: Theodore recorded his sixth point of the series with an assist.

Tomas Hertl: Hertl scored the game-winning goal halfway through double overtime.

Martin Jones: Jones made a series-high 58 saves in the winning effort.

ATTENDANCE: 18,458

NEXT UP: Game 7
Vegas and San Jose will face off in Game 7 at 7 p.m. PT Tuesday at SAP Center with a trip to the second round on the line.

 

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