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A Fleury Shutout, Tuch Tallies Twice As Golden Knights Gut Sharks 4-0

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Alex Tuch scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury was perfect for his fourth shutout of the year as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Saturday night.

Tuch notched both of his goals in the second period after Mark Stone opened the scoring at 15:02 of the first period. Reilly Smith added a third period marker to put the game out of reach.

Fleury ended up with 24 saves on the night, recording his league-leading fourth shutout of the year.

Vegas is now riding a six-game win streak, with its last loss coming two weeks ago tonight to the Colorado Avalanche at Lake Tahoe.

Tom’s Takeaways:

  • This was a complete game from the VGK. They controlled the game, didn’t take a single penalty, and just kept everything in front of them the entire night. There was never a sense that the team had to press, rather they looked very comfortable and controlled.
  • Mark Stone left the game in the second period and did not play in the third. There was no immediate word on his condition, although he did leave the ice under his own power and didn’t appear to be favoring anything.
  • Fleury’s fourth shutout of the season leads the NHL. It was also his 65th career donut, putting him in sole possession of 16th place all-time and one behind Patrick Roy for 15th place.
  • Alex Tuch now has 12 goals on the season to tie Max Pacioretty for the team lead.

 

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