Home Opener Pregame Primer: San Jose Sharks vs the Vegas Golden Knights

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Wednesday night's season-opener was relatively clean, but the preseason finale and game two were a mess.

But the problem is that Vegas looks just as good, if not better than previous year.

"At this extremely difficult time it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel but we know one day we'll get there", Karlsson said at the time when announcing the stillbirth of his son Axel Michael Karlsson. Marcus Sorensen scored the lone goal for the Sharks with 7:46 remaining in the first period to make it 2-1 at that point.

Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Glass reacts after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. First it was Reilly Smith back-checking all the way back to almost the goal line to get the stick in the lane of a pass during a rush, then it was William Karlsson doing the same during some sustained San Jose pressure. For the second-straight game, he was the only that seemed to show up to play. It's about the top guys, me and other guys.

With the win, the Golden Knights improved to 2-0-0 on the season while the Sharks drop to 0-2-0. "We have a lot of young players that we're asking to come into this environment against a veteran, battle-hardened team with revenge on their minds". San Jose's problems seem to be deeper than the heart, skill, and passion Kane will bring. "Hopefully we'll learn some lessons and get better from it". Less than two minutes later it was Smith with a one-timer from William Karlsson at the doorstep to make it 2-0. "We'll just say it was broken", Fleury said.

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Just when you thought one of the NHL's biggest rivalries couldn't get any more fun, Marc-Andre Fleury raises the bar.

The Golden Knights will be without defenseman Nate Schmidt after his collision with Logan Couture in the beginning stages of Game 1. Both were healthy scratches along with fellow rookie Jimmy Schuldt.

The Sharks trailed 3-0 in that game when Cody Eakin was assessed a five-minute major on Joe Pavelski, who signed with Dallas in the off-season.

Nosek added a short-handed goal midway through the third period. Not in giving up three short-handed goals over the course of two games.

Sharks: Host Vegas on Friday night.

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