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San Jose–Tonight in the South Bay on West Santa Clara St., the Vegas Golden Knights took on the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center for game 6 of the series that featured another shutout.
The Golden Knights in the previous game, untied the series with 5-3 win when they held off a late push by the Sharks.
In opening period of the contest, the best scoring chance of the came from San Jose forward Tomas Hertl at the 10:53 mark.
Hertl on the potential scoring play hit the iron with his shot and after that, a mad scramble ensued and Marc-André Fleury with his cool calm and collected stance kept the puck out of the Golden Knights net and keeping the contest scoreless.
For the rest of the first period of the game, the score remained deadlocked as both teams put up a combined 23 shots.
At the 6:33 mark of the 2nd period, the Golden Knights would break the ice first from top line forward Jonathan Marchessault.
Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic make a huge mistake in the San Jose end when he was under pressure by Golden Knights leading scorer William Karlsson. The play caused him to the turn the puck to Vegas forward to Karlsson.
Karlsson chipped it over to Smith who eventually found Marchessault in the low slot where he would beat Martin Jones five hole for a 1-0 Golden Knights lead.
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Later in the middle frame, the Golden Knights would find the scoresheet once again and this time it was blueliner Nate Schmidt.
The scoring play started when David Perron won the face off in Sharks territory where he sent the puck up top to Schmidt at the center point and with plenty of time and space fired a long range wrist shot that rang off the back bar and out for a 2-0 Vegas lead with 4:22 left in the period.
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