The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks

The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks

Beitragvon laiyongcai92 » Fr 15. Mär 2019, 05:36

have a very quick turnaround with the teams playing Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after each playing Friday. Vegas has the luxury of staying at home to play again Evgenii Dadonov Jersey Kids , but the Golden Knights must face a team leading the NHL’s Pacific Division on consecutive days.The Calgary Flames (13-9-1 with 27 points) entered Friday’s game against Vegas in first place. Marc-Andre Fleury posted his league-leading fourth shutout as the Golden Knights blanked Calgary 2-0 at T-Mobile Arena.Article continues below ...The Sharks (12-7-4 with 28 points) are now atop the Pacific Division after their 4-0 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. They finished their six-game home stand with a 4-1-1 record and now embark on a five-game road trip.“We had a good home stand when you look at the big picture of it,” San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. “We found a way to win some games and we did it in different ways, too. We tightened things up the last few games defensively. We’ve had some great goaltending … It was the special teams tonight (against Vancouver) with the power play (three goals scored).“A lot of good stuff. It’s never perfect. We always want to be better. Heading out on to the road we’re going to have to be better to win. But overall I think we accomplished what we wanted to in this home stand.”Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists in the win over Vancouver while Joe Thornton achieved another milestone this month. Thornton had two assists, moving him past Mario Lemieux for 11th place on the NHL list. The 39-year-old center scored his 400th goal on Nov. 13. He passed Lemieux with his 1,034th assist late in the first period when Timo Meier redirected his shot with 10 seconds remaining near the end of a four-minute double-minor on Derrick Pouliot for high sticking.Thornton had another assist in the third period on Karlsson’s second goal of the season. His 1,035 assists include 750 with the Sharks.Vegas (11-12-1 with 23 points) has climbed from the seventh to the fourth spot in the Pacific Division after a modest two-game winning streak. The Golden Knights have won consecutive games for the first time since winning three in a row from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20. They are 6-3-1 at home.Fleury finished with 29 saves against Calgary, achieving his 52nd career shutout. He ranks 24th on NHL’s all-time list. He made amends after the Flames routed Vegas 7-2 on Monday in Calgary.“Our goalie was real good tonight. He made three or four really good saves,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “We didn’t give up a ton of shots (29) but he played really well. I was happy with his performance.”San Jose goalie Aaron Dell has also been impressive with consecutive shutouts in his last two starts.Alex Tuch, playing in his 100th career NHL game, started the scoring with 3:51 left in the second period when he redirected Cody Eakin’s shot for his sixth goal. Tuch added an assist on Colin Miller’s goal –Miller’s first of the season — at 2:34 of the third period. Tuch has 10 points in his past nine games.Of Miller’s first goal, Gallant said, “He’s hit about seven goal posts this year so definitely good for his confidence and good for our team.” ST. PAUL http://www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com/authentic-adidas-james-reimer-jersey , Minn. (AP) — More than seven years have passed since the Wild traded Brent Burns.Finally, there’s a reason in Minnesota to stop wincing about dealing away one of the NHL’s most potent defensemen.Matt Dumba leads all blue-liners in the league with 10 goals, a rate that translates to 34 scores over a full schedule. That’s a staggering pace that would crush the franchise record, set by Burns with 17 goals in 2010-11, his final season with the Wild. It’s doubtful Dumba can double that, but it’s clear that the $30 million, five-year contract the Wild gave him prior to this season was a worthy investment.“It’s fun. I think it’s sustainable if I keep hitting the net and not try to do anything too tricked up or too special. Guys are kind of getting it to me more often and finding me more often,” Dumba said last week, after his two goals helped the Wild beat Ottawa 6-4 .He knocked in a wrist shot from the point in the second period to make it 4-1. In the first period, he scored on power-play one-timer in the circle from a slick feed by Mikael Granlund.“That was an absolute muffin,” Dumba said.Dumba became just the sixth defenseman in the last 30 seasons to reach 10 goals by the 22-game mark, according to the NHL Youth Jamie McGinn Jersey , joining Shea Weber (Nashville, 2008), Al MacInnis (St. Louis, 1997), Ray Bourque (Boston, 1995), Gary Suter (Chicago, 1995) and Jeff Brown (St. Louis, 1992).“He’s going to score as long as he keeps shooting the puck and hitting the net because his shot is that good,” coach Bruce Boudreau said.In Minnesota’s 4-3 loss to Arizona on Tuesday night, Dumba had an assist to stretch his streak to seven straight games with at least one point. That’s tied for the team-record mark for defensemen to match Ryan Suter’s run in 2013.The 24-year-old Dumba, who had 14 goals and 36 assists to go with a plus-15 rating while playing all 82 games last season Womens Jared McCann Jersey , when he established career highs in almost every category. The 6-foot, 184-pound Dumba was drafted in the first round in 2012, exactly one year after the Wild traded Burns to San Jose.“We’ve got to get him to play a little bit both ends of the ice type of thing, but scoring 10 goals as a defenseman is quite the feat,” Boudreau said.Ah, but Dumba has come a long way on the defensive end.“I get to watch the offensive ability and also not have to feel like there’s going to be a 2-on-1 every time he’s on the ice, because I can’t think of a time that he’s made a poor decision as far as getting in offensively,” goalie Devan Dubnyk said.That’s how he gets paired with Suter as the Wild’s most-used duo. He’s averaging 24 minutes per game, just 45 seconds behind Suter for the team lead. Dumba’s shooting percentage is also up to a career-best 12.8, the fifth-best on the Wild, another sign of growth.“I try not to force stuff really too much. I know that really doesn’t help anyone,” Dumba said. “It’s more of letting it come to you and when you’ve got those opportunities Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey , take a shot and hit the net while you do it.”Burns has averaged 55 points per season over the last seven years, and he won the Norris Trophy in 2016-17 as the NHL’s best defenseman. If Dumba keeps improving, well, he could find himself in the conversation for that award someday.“Any defenseman will tell you it’s a tough position, tough as a young kid, because we all come from situations where you’re a dominant player or a player who could do a little more,” Dumba said. “When you play against everyone up here that kind of takes a little bit off of that. So it’s just kind of figuring out where you stand, how hard you have to work to be successful.”
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