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Vegas Golden Knights (51-24-7)


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@ Van 
W 9-4
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W 2-1
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@ LA 
W 3-2
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W 1-0
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Expansion Golden Knights face Sharks in 2nd round series

It took one trip to Las Vegas early in the season for the San Jose Sharks to realize that the fast start to the season for the expansion Golden Knights was no fluke.

So it should come as little surprise to the Sharks that they have to get past Vegas in the second round of the playoffs starting Thursday night to reach the Western Conference final for the fourth time in the past nine seasons.

"I remember playing them in November and walking in and going, `This isn't a mirage. These guys are for real,'" Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. "Their game was real, the way they came at you, the tenacity they played with, the depth they have. That opinion for me hasn't changed in any of the games we played them, and it went back as far as November when we played them early. Great test for us."

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Leaders
Points: W. Karlsson78
Plus/Minus: W. Karlsson49
Shots on Goal: J. Marchessault268
PIM: R. Reaves94
Win: M. Fleury29
Shutouts: M. Fleury4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 268 (5)
Shots: 2686 (11)
PP%: 21.4% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 560 (30)
Assists: 443 (8)
SH Goals: 8 (12)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Vegas 51 24 7 109
x-Anaheim 44 25 13 101
x-San Jose 45 27 10 100
x-Los Angeles 45 29 8 98
Calgary 37 35 10 84
Edmonton 36 40 6 78
Vancouver 31 40 11 73
Arizona 29 41 12 70
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 225 (24)
Shots Against: 2521 (25)
PK%: 81.4% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 616 (28)
Shutouts: 5 (14)
Sv%: 0.911 (12)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/1 L. Sbisa Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
10/4 D. Clarkson Back (IR)
10/4 M. Grabovski Post-concussion syndrome (IR)
10/3 C. Stoner Abdomen (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/11 D. Ferguson Called up from minors from Kamloops-WHL
4/6 B. Pirri Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
4/2 B. Pirri Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/23 O. Dansk Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/21 O. Dansk Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/15 T. Hyka Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/15 M. Lagace Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/8 T. Hyka Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/8 Z. Whitecloud Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
3/6 T. Hyka Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
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