San Jose Sharks veteran Joe Thornton notched his first playoff goal in nearly three years on Friday night, scoring his teams third in a 5-3 Game 2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Nikita Gusev, the reigning MVP of Russias Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is preparing to come stateside to join the Golden Knights in the next few days, after being released from SKA St. Petersburg. Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, and given to Vegas in exchange for the selection of Jason Garrison in their expansion draft, Gusevs 82 points in 62 games led the KHL, and 19 in 18 playoff games placed second. While not likely to be a savior if the Knights continue slipping (65 of Gusevs points were assists, which are likely worth a little less on a stacked team like SKA), Gusev is still a very good player, and his arrival will be a boost to what appears to be a severely outmatched Knights third line.
Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks: Game 2 game day thoughts
It took a few minutes in Game 1 to remember that this is, in fact, the playoffs, but once that flip got switched, the San Jose Sharks never looked back on their way to dismantling the Vegas Golden Knights for an early series lead. But last years Western Conference Champions arent going to give up that easily.