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Tonight, it's winner-takes-all in Game 7 of the first round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center.
Sharks are coming off a victorious Game 6 double-overtime win in Las Vegas. Tomas Hertl netted the game-winner short-handed to force a Game 7. The winner tonight's game will face the Colorado Avalanche in Round Two.
Entering tonight's contest, Joe Thornton is one assist away from 100 postseason assists to become the 24th player in NHL history to reach the mark. Thornton would also become just the third active player in the NHL to hit 100 playoff assists. This is just the 11th Game 7 in franchise history for San Jose.
Not only is Team Teal in #PlayoffMode, but the entire organization and City of San Jose have also kicked it up a notch. If you aren't attending tonight's game, there are still plenty of ways for you to join in on the playoff festivities.
Get the Fan 411 from in-arena host Jon Root.
Start your night at San Pedro Square Market Bar and march to the Tank along with S.J. Sharkie and the Sharks drum corp at 5:00 PM. The playoff march will drop you off in front of SAP Center for the free street rally full of entertainment, food, and beverage. Fans around the Bay Area can also catch the game at one of the bars a part of the Sharks bar network.
For fans attending the game, come early and enjoy the new food and beverage options throughout the arena. Get to your seat for warmups and try to snag a puck dished out by Team Teal. After warmups, buckle up and get ready for the greatest open show in the NHL. This year's pregame entertainment will not disappoint!
Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.