The Vegas Golden Knights held off a late San Jose surge to prevail 5-3 and push the Sharks into a must-win Game 6.
Martin Jones looked like a completely different person in net, recording 34 saves en route to a shutout.
For the second time in as many games, the Sharks and Golden Knights went to a sudden-death overtime.
It was a three-goal awakening in period two of Game 2 that gave the Sharks a chance to split the first two in Vegas.
the Sharks and goalie Martin Jones opened the second round of the playoffs flat and were blown out by the Vegas Golden Knights, 7-0.
The Sharks avenged their first-round exit of a year ago the sweetest way possible, sweeping away Pacific Division rival Anaheim.
After surrendering their home-ice advantage in Game 1, the Ducks entered Game 2 with an obvious emphasis on aggression.
It was a three-goal second period along with a 25-save shutout from Martin Jones that gave the Sharks game one of the series.
The 2-1 victory extends the Sharks' win streak to six pulling them within six point of the Pacific leading Golden Knights.
Coming off a triumphant 4-0 road trip the Sharks wasted no time at all coming out firing with a three-goal first period Tuesday.
Martin Jones stuck out his right pad and denied Anthony Duclair on a breakaway after Joakim Ryan coughed up the puck deep inside his own zone.
Behind a 43-save night from Jones, the Sharks provided an offensive showcase crushing Vancouver, 4-1, Thursday at SAP Center.
San Jose was never able to figure out rookie net-minder Scott Wedgewood, finishing scoreless on four power plays.
the expansion Vegas Golden Knights tallied three straight goals in the third period to best the San Jose Sharks 5-3.
Closing out their five-game homestand, the Sharks saw a light on offense.
Despite winning six of their last seven games, the San Jose Sharks could probably use a break.
San Jose needs to beat the Penguins in San Jose Sunday to stay alive and force a seventh game.
There’s room enough for some warranted emotion behind the mask of Sharks goaltender Martin Jones.
The Sharks heaved themselves up the silver slopes of Mount Stanley Cup Saturday night.
Things can change quickly in the Stanley Cup Playoffs – very quickly.
The image of Joe Pavelski’s patented single-knee, fist-pumping celebration is becoming a fixture of San Jose’s playoff run.
The San Jose Sharks went from having no starting goaltender to one of the best up-and-coming netminders in the league.