Sharks thrashed by Golden Knights in Game 1

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It was a truly awful start to the second round for the Sharks and their goaltender, Martin Jones, who was pulled after the fifth goal.

More than 2,000 tickets remained on the market as of that point with the lowest price sitting in the $170 range.

The Sharks can't blame their sluggishness on the eight-day layoff in between rounds - not when the Golden Knights had an extra day off. Reason dictates that San Jose will still make this a competitive series.

StubHub statistics show 52 percent of the tickets sold through the service went to Nevadans, with just 16 percent going to Californians. The scene carried into the arena as the game neared, and built into a crescendo just before the first puck drop.

Eakin's goal was just the start of the nightmare first period.

They also recommend not buying tickets on the street, because they are not refundable and cannot be guaranteed. He had three goals and an assist in San Jose's four-game sweep of Anaheim in the first round. Alex Tuch sped into the Sharks' defensive zone past Melker Karlsson and Brenden Dillon and fired a shot that beat Jones high to the glove side for a power play goal.

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The Vegas Golden Knights scored seven goals in their first-round sweep of the Los Angeles Kings. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network starting at 8 p.m. MDT. Good thing San Jose had the second-best defense in the first round. "It's a playoff game, not a regular-season game". "I thought we had the jump on them right away and that was a big part of the win tonight".

After accounting for the 10th-strongest power-play unit in the regular season (finding net on 21.4 percent of all chances), the Golden Knights have been able to score on 18.2 percent of their postseason power plays.

Meanwhile, the Sharks offense was completely frustrated. The Golden Knights routed the Sharks and got a shutout from goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Martin Jones, who stopped 128 of 132 shots in the first round against the Ducks, was pulled a little more than three minutes into the second period after allowing five goals on 13 shots.

It's a bit tough to evaluate a game like this as it was decided so early, with Vegas scoring four goals before 12 minutes had passed on the clock.

The Sharks started the series without star center Joe Thornton, who has been out since January 23 with a knee injury, and there is no timeline for his return. Guys want to play in that environment, even if its hostile.

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