Players scramble for the puck as Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) attempts a save during the third period of a regular season game between the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After getting seven goals from seven different players during a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Kings in the opening round, the Golden Knights matched that with seven players scoring for them on Thursday.
All in all, a lot of people all over the country watched the Golden Knights destroy the Sharks, and a ridiculous amount watched from their homes in Las Vegas.
While Kane was called for a game misconduct, Joe Pavelski went off at the same time for slashing, giving Vegas a 5-3 edge on the ice.
The Sharks also won Round 1 in a sweep when they dominated the Anaheim Ducks.More news: Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten to Retire, Join ESPN's Monday Night Football
At the start of the season, they had the longest odds to win it all, but they shocked the world in the regular season by making expansion team history on multiple occasions and winning the Pacific division. Good thing San Jose had the second-best defense in the first round. He gave up four goals in the first period alone and was pulled after allowing a fifth 3:28 into the second period.
And, according to the team's assistant athletic trainer, Vegas can't get enough.
That wasn't supposed to work against the Sharks, which used a similar approach to suffocate the Ducks in a first-round sweep even more lopsided than the Golden Knights' dispatching of the Kings. Then, defenseman Shea Theodore chased Jones with a goal 3½ minutes into the second period.
"We are always looking for unique, innovative ways to connect with our fans", said Vegas Golden Knights chief marketing officer Brian Killingsworth.
"It was a great game for us, obviously we played a full 60 minutes and that's what you want from your team in the playoffs", Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. The bottom trio of Marcus Sorensen, Eric Fehr, and Melker Karlsson combined for four goals in the first round. Only one game was decided by more than one goal, though that Golden Knights two-goal victory came by way of an empty net marker. During the regular season, he went 29-13-4 with career-best marks in GAA (2.24) and save percentage (.927).