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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.

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.

With the Golden Knights holding firm with a 2-0 lead heading into the 3rd period of the game, San Jose could not get anything going due to stingy defense by Vegas.

This caused the crowd of the Sharks faithful at SAP Center to stay relatively quiet for long stretches of the period to the point you could hear a pin drop in the building as there was no alive energy in “The Shark Tank”.

In the late stages of what was looking like the final period of the series, San Jose’s Head Coach Pete DeBoer made the decision to pull Jones for the extra attacker out of some kind of desperation to try to save their season.

To no avail, the Golden Knights would add an empty net goal by Cody Eakin with 1:51 remaining in the second round of the playoffs.

As the clocked winded down to zero, Vegas would defeat the San Jose Sharks 4 games to 2 by shutting them out 3-0 and for second time of the series.

The first shutout was back in the opening game of the series where the Golden Knights put a 7-0 hurt on the Sharks.

In the victory, Fleury earned his 4th shutout of this years playoffs with a 28 save performance and the 14th of his postseason career.

Just like the Golden Knights did back in the previous round, they become the first team again in the west to advance the next as they continue their chase for Lord Stanley as they await the winner of the Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators series which resumes tomorrow night.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: Jonathan Marchessault (series clinching goal)

Vegas Golden Knights: Marc-André Fleury (28 saves)

Vegas Golden Knights: Nate Schmidt (1 goal and 24:02 of ice time)

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