Max Pacioretty notched his third overtime game winner of the season as the Vegas Golden Knights (15-4-1) defeated the San Jose Sharks (8-10-3), 5-4 in overtime on Friday night at SAP Center.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
William Karlsson opened up the night by wrapping around the net and finding an open Reilly Smith to give Vegas the early 1-0 lead. About a minute later, Mark Stone gathered a bouncing puck and fed Chandler Stephenson to extend the Golden Knights lead to 2-0. Vegas picked up where they left off to start the second period as Max Pacioretty added a goal from near the blue line, but San Jose answered back with a pair of goals to cut the Vegas lead to 3-2. Early in the third period Alex Tuch scored his sixth goal in as many games, but the Sharks notched a pair of goals to send the game into overtime. Max Pacioretty notched the game-winner 1:25 into overtime to seal the 5-4 win.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty had a three point night, two goals and one assist.
Alex Tuch: Tuch scored his 10th goal of the season.
Mark Stone: Stone added two assists.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Goaltender Oscar Dansk recorded a win in his first appearance of the season.
Vegas and San Jose go back at it tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. PT at SAP Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.