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Las Vegas–Our continued series of The Vegas Roundtable and Curdog’s Corner as we dive into episode three and talk about the Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks round 2 matchup of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Former San Francisco Bulls Head Coach Pat Curcio currently resides inside Golden Knights territory in Utah.

Topics Discussed:

  • Golden Knights vs. San Jose 2nd matchup that features Marc-André Fleury and Martin Jones (arguably the two best goalies in the 2018 playoffs)

  • Thoughts on why both Vegas and San Jose were able to make quick work of Los Angeles and Anaheim in round 1

  • Will the extended break be a factor when the series kicks off for Golden Knights and Sharks?

  • The Sharks youth movement in Tomas Hertl, Marcus Sorensen, and Evander Kane

  • Leadership and experience from Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski on the Sharks

  • The chemistry between Kane and Pavelski

  • Kane filling in the hole left by injured Joe Thornton

  • Golden Knights going into round two with everyone available as mentioned by Head Coach Gerard Gallant

  • The impact of the Golden Knights topline of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, and Reilly Smith in round 2

  • Thoughts about how the offense by both teams could be a factor in the upcoming series

  • Nate Schmidt being that workhorse for the Golden Knights on the backend

  • Brent Burns impact on the blueline for Sharks, and factoring in Marc-Edouard Vlasic

  • The unsung hero of Brayden McNabb from round 1 for the Golden Knights

  • Goals coming from unlikely sources in Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch, and Cody Eakin on the Golden Knights from the opening round of the playoffs

  • Could special teams play become a factor in determining the outcome of the series between Vegas and San Jose?

  • Will Thornton make an appearance as a dark horse x-factor in this series for the San Jose Sharks?

  • James Neal could be the x-factor player for the Golden Knights”Big Game James”

  • Home ice advantage playing a role in the series

  • Stray thoughts on the Golden Knights vs. Sharks series

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