Golden Knights score four in third period, rally to defeat Sharks


LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights scored four goals in the third period and rallied to win their fourth straight game, 5-4 against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.

Ryan Reaves scored his first goal since March 20, 2020 and gave Vegas a 4-3 lead when he redirected Tomas Nosek‘s shot at 12:27. The Golden Knights are 5-0-0 against the Sharks this season.

“Any time you do anything against the Sharks, it’s fun,” Reaves said. “It’s no secret I hate every one of them over there.”

Shea Theodore had a goal and two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for the Golden Knights (20-6-1), who trailed 3-1 after the second period.

“I think our group has a confidence to what we do,” Vegas coach Peter DeBoer said. “I think we’ve done it enough where we know that if we get a certain amount of pressure on the other team at the right moments in the third, we have the chance to grab that momentum.”

Video: SJS@VGK: Theodore wires a shot from the point

Evander Kane had a goal and two assists, and Mario Ferraro had a goal and an assist for the Sharks (11-13-3), who were swept in the two-game set after a three-game win streak. Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves.

San Jose lost 2-1 here on Monday.

“I take some great things out of both games,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said. “We’re trending in the right direction, but this really stings right now.”

Theodore scored his second goal in three games with a one-timer from the right point at 3:45 of the first period to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead.

The Sharks responded with three goals in the second.

Matt Nieto tied it 1-1 on a deflection at 6:21, and Ferraro scored on a wraparound 1:36 later to give San Jose a 2-1 lead at 7:57. It was the first time the Sharks led against Vegas this season.

Video: SJS@VGK: Ferraro tucks home the puck with wraparound

Kevin Labanc made it 3-1 on a tap-in at 15:07.

But Cody Glass began the Golden Knights rally at 6:43 of the third period when he knocked in a rebound of Theodore’s shot from the left point for a power-play goal to make it 3-2, and Nicolas Hague tied it 3-3 with a one-timer from beyond the circles at 10:03.

Alec Martinez scored on the power play from the edge of the right circle 2:19 after Reaves put the Golden Knights in front to make it 5-3 at 14:46.

Kane scored a power-play goal at 15:54 for the 5-4 final.

Vegas outshot San Jose 16-6 in the third period.

“We gave up too many chances, too many goals,” Sharks forward Logan Couture said. “We got away from what we wanted to do.”

NOTES: Fleury got his 482nd NHL win and is two from tying Ed Belfour for fourth on the all-time list. … Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner served as Fleury’s backup. Lehner sustained a concussion Feb. 7 and was on a conditioning loan with Henderson of the American Hockey League since March 10. He rejoined Vegas for practice Monday. … Golden Knights forward Mark Stone extended his point streak to nine games (six goals, 17 assists) with an assist on Glass’ goal. His 23 points are the most in the NHL this month.

Video: Golden Knights over come 2 goal deficit to win 5-4

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