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San Jose Sharks blocked by Adin Hill and Vegas Golden Knights

The San Jose Sharks did just enough to beat the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers earlier this week and earn their first two wins of the season.

But let’s be honest: The inconsistent Oilers and Flyers are not the Vegas Golden Knights, and the defending Stanley Cup champions demonstrated that Friday night by handing the Sharks a 5-0 loss at T-Mobile Arena.

The Sharks gave up goals to Alex Pietrangelo and Alec Martinez in the first 11:19 of the first period and never recovered as they fell to 0-6-0 on the road this season.

On both goals, the Sharks (2-11-1) didn’t do a good enough job of closing the gap in the neutral zone, allowing the Golden Knights (12-2-1) to get into the offensive zone with too much speed.

Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen looked shaky on Pietrangelo’s goal just 1:00 into the first, as he was caught out of position on the left side of his net, allowing Pietrangelo to score his first of the season on a wraparound shot.

Kahkonen largely calmed down after that – at least for the first two periods when he stopped 26 of 28 shots in what was his first start since November 2. That night, he allowed six goals on 19 shots in what turned into a 10-1 loss. to the Vancouver Canucks.

Kahkonen finished with 34 saves.

The Sharks had a chance to cut the Golden Knights’ lead to one after Brayden McNabb took a tripping penalty at 1:09 of the third period. Instead, Vegas put the game away with a short-handed goal, as Jack Eichel assisted on William Karlsson’s goal at 2:24, giving the Golden Knights a 3-0 lead.

Martinez added a second goal at 4:40, beating Kahkonen over his right shoulder with a wrist shot. Brett Howden closed out the scoring for Vegas with a goal at 9:34 of the third.

The Sharks finished with 20 shots on goal and went 0 for 3 on the power play as they were shut out for the third time this season. They have scored two goals or fewer in 12 of their 14 games.

The Sharks now travel to face the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.

San Jose’s best scoring chances came in the first two periods, as Tomas Hertl hit the post on a first-period shot and Luke Kunin hit a second-period shot just wide of the net, which is came off Adin Hill’s outstretched leg and out the side. from the internet.

Hill posted his seventh career shutout and improved to 7-2-0 in his career against the Sharks.

As has been the case throughout the season, the Sharks were largely outplayed and outplayed on Friday, managing just 12 shots in the first two periods.


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