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Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night.

Hertl scored his first of two goals just 76 seconds into the game to give the Sharks their first lead since Game 1. Logan Couture, Barclay Goodrow and Joe Pavelski also scored to cut the Golden Knights' lead in the series to 3-2 heading into Game 6 in Vegas on Sunday night.

Jones made 30 saves after getting pulled in two of the past three games, including a brilliant pad save midway through the third period to rob Reilly Smith's attempt at the tying goal on a 2-on-1 after Vegas had cut it to 3-2 on Jonathan Marchessault's power-play goal.

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Leaders
Points: M. Stone73
Plus/Minus: N. Schmidt22
Shots on Goal: J. Marchessault278
PIM: R. Reaves74
Win: M. Fleury35
Shutouts: M. Fleury8
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 246 (14)
Shots: 2814 (2)
PP%: 16.8% (25)
Penalty Minutes: 583 (27)
Assists: 395 (18)
SH Goals: 11 (5)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Calgary 50 25 7 107
x-San Jose 46 27 9 101
x-Vegas 43 32 7 93
Arizona 39 35 8 86
Vancouver 35 36 11 81
Anaheim 35 37 10 80
Edmonton 35 38 9 79
Los Angeles 31 42 9 71
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 228 (22)
Shots Against: 2399 (27)
PK%: 80.9% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 589 (28)
Shutouts: 9 (6)
Sv%: 0.905 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/6 E. Haula Undisclosed injury (IR)
9/15 D. Clarkson Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/14 N. Gusev Signed One-year, entry-level contract
4/10 D. Ferguson Called up from minors from Kamloops-WHL
4/3 J. Schuldt Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
4/2 M. Lagace Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/17 M. Lagace Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/17 D. Zenner Signed Professional tryout agreement
3/11 M. Lagace Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/10 M. Lagace Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/8 M. Stone Contract extended Eight-year contract extension
2/25 M. Stone Traded w/ T. Lindberg for two players, pick
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