Vegas Golden Knights (14-4-1) at San Jose Sharks (8-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks +178 / Vegas Golden Knights -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Saturday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to build on a 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks in their last matchup from Friday night.
Reilly Smith and Chandler Stephenson staked Vegas an early 2-0 lead in the 1st period with a pair of goals 1:15 apart with the second coming just after the seven-minute mark of the opening period. Max Pacioretty pushed the lead to 3-0 just under three minutes into the 2nd period for Vegas but Brent Burns would respond for San Jose on the power play just 3:04 later and Matt Nieto would cut the deficit to 3-2 with just over seven minutes to go in the middle frame.
Alex Tuch would restore the two-goal lead for Vegas just :26 into the 3rd period but Logan Couture would respond for San Jose just under six minutes later and Kevin Labanc would find the equalizer for the Sharks with 1:07 to play, tying the game at four and forcing overtime but the comeback attempt would fall just short as Pacioretty scored his 2nd goal of the game for Vegas just 1:25 into OT, giving the Golden Knights the win and the extra point that goes with it.
Oscar Dansk got the win after stopping 25 of 29 shots faced in the winning effort for Vegas while Devan Dubnyk ended up with the loss in goal for San Jose after giving up a pair of goals on 19 shots in relief of Martin Jones who was pulled after Vegas’ 3rd goal early in the 2nd period.
Vegas is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 38-15 in their last 53 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. San Jose is 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a game where they played overtime the previous day. Vegas is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two in San Jose.
I got burned with Vegas on the puck line on Friday, but I’m going to go back to the well again here. The Sharks used both goaltenders on Friday which is the last thing you want to do on a back-to-back with overtime (although they didn’t know that at the time) against one of the league’s top teams in Vegas. The +1.5 is tempting considering it was another one-goal game, but the two goaltender thing just pushesme towards Vegas on the puck line here.