Golden Knights Turn Tables on Sharks, Take 2-1 Series Lead

By: TC Martin

The last three weeks of the regular season and Game One of the opening round of the the Stanley Cup Playoffs seem a distant memory as the Vegas Golden Knights have turned things around in a hurry in defeating the San Jose Sharks in Games 2 and 3.

Sunday night’s home playoff opener was a thing of beauty as Vegas send a message early in each period while winning handily 6-3 and taking a 2-1 series lead.  Before one could get get comfy and take their seat, the Knights pounced on goaltender Martin Jones 16 seconds into the contest and Mark Stone scored the game’s first goal.  The trend continued as Paul Stastny lit the lamp 21 seconds into the second period to make it 3-1 and after he tallied another near the end of the period, Stone got his second of the night 36 seconds into the third period to make the game a rout.

Stone, who has been electrifying since his acquisition before the trade deadline secured the franchise’s first playoff hat trick with game’s final goal at the 13:57 mark to send a bevy of hats flowing on the ice.  Stastny’s two goals along with Max Pacioretty firing one in the net in the first period was a sign that all three newcomers have made an immediate impact since joining their new team this season and each want badly to duplicate what this franchise did last year in the postseason.

After a lackluster Game 1, the Golden Knights, responded with a very physical and aggressive approach.  Not only from a goal scoring perspective but dominating the flow of the play.  They have outhit the Sharks 46-31 in Game 2 and 56-42 in Game 3. The difference on Sunday night was that they stayed out of the penalty box for a majority of the game.  Vegas was 2 for 6 on the power play while San Jose was 1 for 3.

The Golden Knights can take a commanding 3-1 series lead with another home victory tomorrow night.  The fortress will be rocking once again in anticipation of subduing the Sharks for a second consecutive postseason.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.

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