The Sharks allowed two power play goals, and an even strength insurance marker to Reilly Smith - all in a span of 4:46 - to take a two-goal lead by the 14:26 mark of the second.
Vegas Golden Knights 4, San Jose Sharks 3 (OT) - For the third straight night and second time in this series, there was an overtime game.
With Donskoi out, DeBoer began Monday's game with Tierney as the first line center between Joe Pavelski and Kane, who returned after he served a one-game suspension Saturday for cross-checking Vegas' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the face in Game 1. There's no other way to chalk it up.
The Sharks had 16 shots in the first period and it wasn't until their 27th when they finally solved Fleury. While the Sharks only converted two of their man advantages, leading to the winning goal and a huge difference in shots.
The momentum, once entirely in San Jose's favor and then squandered in the second, returned to the Sharks.More news: Palestinians shot dead on Gaza border: Israeli army
The Knights have done all of that, and more to move into the serious conversation about what teams can win the Stanley Cup.
Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec is continuing his outstanding goaltending for the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
From game one, it looked like Vegas was ready to dominate the series, easily applying offensive pressure to the Sharks and racking up the score.
SAN JOSE The Sharks did everything they could to send Game 3 of their second round playoff series with the Vegas Golden Knights to overtime. This is just the fourth time since 1975 that teams split the first two games in all four series in the second round.
Vegas did play better as the period went on, created a few scoring chances on Sharks' goaltender Martin Jones. That feels better, right? Defenseman Brent Burns also had two goals and an assist in the victory.More news: Apple's next to be $450 iPhone SE2?
Evander Kane had a flawless shot in the third period, beating a partially screened Fleury with a wrist shot that got past his left shoulder and just underneath the crossbar.
Kane has to be better - his goal was impressive, but the rest of his performance wasn't.
Per the NHL: "After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the Referee, the Situation Room determined that contact between Vegas' Jonathan Marchessault and Jones prevented him from his job, in accordance with Rule 78.7". The 30 National Hockey League teams were not given that opportunity in 2017.
Every hockey team makes mistakes - it's a free-flowing game - but the Sharks simply made too many to win on Monday. They just couldn't find the finishing touch.
A lesser team would have panicked, pressed, and lost by an even wider margin.More news: Trump weighs decision on nuclear deal after Netanyahu's claims that Iran lied
The Golden Knights had a very easy time in game one, but the Sharks figured things out in game two and now have home-ice advantage. In the first five days of the second round, no team has won consecutive games in a series.
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