Sharks Take One From Golden Knights

Photos by Guri Dhaliwal  (Martinez News-Gazette)

SAN JOSE — Martin Jones made 24 saves for the San Jose Sharks in a 5-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round at SAP Center on Wednesday.

Brent Burns,Evander Kane, Thomas Hertl and Marc-Edouard Vlasic each had a goal and an assist, and Erik Karlsson had two assists for San Jose in a rematch of the 2018 Western Conference Second Round, which Vegas won in six games.

Game 2 of the best-of-7 series is Friday at San Jose.

“I thought we played a poised game,” Burns said. “We’re going to have to play together, stay close to each other with lots of talk. They come hard, they play real physical, and I thought we played a poised game.”

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