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Fleury Bites Sharks for 15th Win, Golden Knights Beat Sharks 2-1

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Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 15th win of the season with 23 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights posted a 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks Monday night.

Max Pacioretty opened the scoring with a power play goal at 8:35 of the first period, and Mark Stone recorded the eventual game-winning goal just 1:02 into the third period.

San Jose managed to make it interesting when Timo Meier scored at 14:29 but even with a late six-on-four advantage, the Sharks could not tie the game.

Fleury made several key saves including a third period poke check on Evander Kane that almost launched the puck into orbit.

The same two teams go right back at it on St. Patrick’s Day at T-Mobile Arena.

Tom’s Takeaways:

  • Once again, the Mark Stone – Max Pacioretty connection is on fire. Tonight, Cody Glass saw time at center between the dynamic duo. If you remember back to training camp, there was speculation that with a good camp Glass might start the season on this line. Instead Chandler Stephenson ended up in that role and has excelled. Tonight with Stephenson out of the lineup Glass slotted in on the top unit.
  • Also getting a chance to make his way into the lineup was Patrick Brown. Brown went 6-2 (75%) in the faceoff circle, threw three hits and recorded two shots in 11:09 of ice time. Not bad numbers and he definitely did enough to merit notice during the game tonight.
  • Once again, Fleury was absolutely fantastic. Without Flower, who knows where this Vegas Golden Knights team would find itself? Instead they’re riding a three-game winning streak as we approach the halfway mark of the season.

 

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