NHL

San Jose Sharks (46-27-9)


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W 4-1
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W 5-2
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Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tomas Hertl provided the fast start and Martin Jones delivered the key saves that helped the San Jose Sharks flip the script in their playoff series against Vegas.

Hertl scored the first of his two goals just 76 seconds into the game, Jones delivered his biggest save to preserve the lead in the third period and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night.

"It's huge, in our building too because right away from the first minute we get the fans behind our back," Hertl said. "They helped us. They were cheering all game. It's huge. ... Finally we have a great start."

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Leaders
Points: B. Burns83
Plus/Minus: B. Dillon19
Shots on Goal: B. Burns300
PIM: E. Kane153
Win: M. Jones36
Shutouts: M. Jones3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 289 (3)
Shots: 2708 (6)
PP%: 23.7% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 749 (7)
Assists: 503 (3)
SH Goals: 9 (10)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Calgary 50 25 7 107
x-San Jose 46 27 9 101
x-Vegas 43 32 7 93
Arizona 39 35 8 86
Vancouver 35 36 11 81
Anaheim 35 37 10 80
Edmonton 35 38 9 79
Los Angeles 31 42 9 71
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 258 (11)
Shots Against: 2323 (30)
PK%: 80.8% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 761 (6)
Shutouts: 5 (16)
Sv%: 0.889 (31)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/15 M. Haley Ankle (day-to-day)
3/13 R. Simek Right ACL, MCL (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/18 J. Korenar Sent to minors San Jose-AHL
4/17 J. Middleton Sent to minors San Jose-AHL
4/17 J. Thornton Suspension Over
4/15 D. Gambrell Called up from minors from San Jose-AHL
4/15 J. Thornton Suspended One game for illegal check
4/12 A. Bibeau Sent to minors San Jose-AHL
4/11 J. Korenar Called up from minors from San Jose-AHL
4/10 A. Bibeau Called up from minors from San Jose-AHL
4/7 L. Radil Called up from minors from San Jose-AHL
4/5 L. Radil Sent to minors San Jose-AHL