49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo kicks off Sharks-Knights playoff game

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was not on the ice for practice Friday morning after taking a cross-check to the head during the third period of Game 1

One could argue that the Sharks deserved to win Game 3 of their second-round series with Vegas on Monday - they dominated five-on-five play and came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period - but their mistakes came back to haunt them as the opportunistic Knights claimed a 4-3 overtime win to take a 2-1 series lead. Smith then capped the period for Vegas with his first goal of he postseason, taking a pass from William Karlsson and scoring from in close with no Sharks player around to defend.

After Meier scored a power play goal at the 6:59 mark of the second period off a pretty assist from Chris Tierney, the Golden Knights got power play goals from Colin Miller and Jonathan Marchessault to take a 2-1 lead at the 13:09 mark.

The play came in the third period of a series opener that San Jose lost 7-0 to the Golden Knights.

Fleury stopped 39 of the 42 shots he faced.

Vegas, which swept the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, won the season series with the Sharks (3-0-1), although two of the games were decided in overtime and another by just one goal. His missile like one-timer from the right faceoff circle was impossible to stop. and Martin Jones didn't have a prayer.

The teams will continue the series with game four on Wednesday night. "It's playoff hockey. We were disappointed when they scored with roughly two minutes left in the hockey game".

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He allowed six runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts, allowing five homers, over 5.2 innings in a 6-3 Royals loss. At the end of the weekend, the Sox stood at 20 and 7, with the Yankees trailing by just two games, having won nine straight.

The Sharks needed two games and two-plus periods of Game 3 to score a 5-on-5 goal against the Golden Knights. Vegas coach Gerard Gallant challenged the play for goaltender interference, but the goal was upheld after review. Fan favorite Nate Schmidt with the game-tying goal. He was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct. "We regrouped in the overtime session between periods and said let's go out there and get this game". Then David Perron drew a penalty on Brendan Dillon and Vegas took advantage.

Couture gave the crowd of 18,671 its first taste of playoff defeat and gave the Sharks new life as they prepared to head home. In game one, the Knights completely blew out the Sharks, but in game two, the Sharks took the game to two overtimes and finally pulled out a 4-3 double overtime victory. It was a much-needed win for the Sharks as they now control home ice returning to San Jose.

"He's won three Stanley Cups", Couture said when asked if he's ever seen Fleury play better than right now.

The Sharks were back to within a goal and went to work. Dave Lowry (seven games) and Jason Woolley (five games) did it with the Florida Panthers in 1996. They sound great until the game starts.

The Golden Knights are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.

Tomas Tatar - who was acquired from the Red Wings at the trade deadline for first, second and third-round draft picks - will likely rejoin the Golden Knights after sitting out the last four games as a healthy scratch.

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