Sharks allow late goal, fall 2-1 to Golden Knights in Vegas

Sharks allow late goal, fall 2-1 to Golden Knights in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Carrier scored with 17.7 seconds left to give Vegas a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and extend the Golden Knights’ winning streak to four games.

Chandler Stephenson set up Carrier with a pinpoint pass to the front of the net, where Carrier was stationed.

Paul Cotter scored the other goal for Vegas, and former Sharks goalie Adin Hill made 26 saves.

Hill outdueled San Jose’s Kaapo Kahkonen, who stopped 36 shots and was tested by the Knights going on the power play seven times. But Vegas failed to capitalized on any of its chances against the NHL’s fourth-ranked penalty kill. The Knights have converted just one of their past 28 power plays.

That included failing to score on three power plays in the first period, even with six shots with the man advantage and outshooting San Jose 14-4 overall.

San Jose shut down the Knights’ offense in the second, not allowing a shot on goal over the first 11 1/2 minutes.

The Sharks then got it done on the offensive end when Alexander Barabanov scored off a rebound with 2:56 left in the period to take a 1-0 lead.

Vegas nearly tied it 1:26 into third period, but Jonathan Marchessault’s power-play goal was waved off because the referee determined he pushed Kahkonen’s pad over the line.


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