Golden Knights look to shutout San Jose Sharks

Golden Knights look to shutout San Jose Sharks

March 22, 2018 0 By Mike Dixon


VEGAS 

The San Jose Sharks aim for their sixth win in a row when they host the Vegas Golden Knights tonight. The Sharks have been on a tear lately, winning eight of their last 10 games, which has launched them to fourth in the Western Conference. San Jose opened as a -135 favorite at home to do something it has yet to do this season, and that’s defeat the Knights.

Will the Knights go 3-0?

The Sharks have lost both of their meetings with Vegas this season and sit eight points back in the Pacific Division with nine games to go. But there seems to be something different this time around with San Jose, which has been scoring in bunches during its five-game win streak. The Sharks have notched 27 goals in their last five games and are first in the NHL in goals per game in March (4.2 goals).

Subban to start

Vegas could be in tough going forward with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury out with an injury. Fleury has been outstanding for the Knights this season with a (27-14) SU record and ranks second in the NHL in goals-against average and third in save percentage. Luckily, backup Malcolm Subban will jump in and has been steady with 11 wins in 14 starts this season.

The Golden Knights were a (4-1) winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks.

San Jose was a (6-2) winner in its last match at home against the Devils.

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