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Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Game 7: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Updated October 14, 2022
6 min read

How to Watch

Where: SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 10PM EST

How (TV/Radio): NBC Sports, ATTSN, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360 | WFAN

Vegas Golden Knights (Away)

Head Coach: Gerard Gallant{All-Time 246-197-4-45 VGK, FLA, CBJ}

The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of elimination after winning three games in a row and taking a 3-1 series lead against San Jose.

Vegas will have to take advantage of the special teams units, where they have had more success than San Jose in both powerplay and penalty killing. The Golden Knights have a 29.6 percent success rate on the powerplay compared to San Jose’s 16 percent. On the penalty kill, Vegas has an 84 percent success rate. San Jose has struggled, killin off only 70.4 percent of their penalties.

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury leads goaltending statistic throughout the first round of the playoffs. In 389 minutes of play, Fleury has a 2.47 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. He also has one shutout.

San Jose Sharks (Home)

Head Coach: Peter DeBoer {All-Time 400-313-109 SJ, NJD, FLA}

The San Jose Sharks needed to win game six and they did. After being down three games to one earlier in the series, the Sharks pulled off back-to-back victories to force a game seven at home. The game six hero was Tomas Hertl, who scored in the second overtime period of the game.

Game seven will be a chance for the Sharks to extract some revenge on the Vegas Golden Knights as the Knights eliminated San Jose in the second round of last year’s playoffs on their way to the Stanley Cup finals.

Goaltender Martin Jones, who was pulled in games two and four, is expected to get the start for game seven after his spectacular play in game six where he made 58 saves into double overtime. Jones has a 3.23 goals against average this series and a .906 save percentage. He has also managed one assist.

Series recap (Series tied 3-3) Game one: 5-2 San Jose, Game two: 5-3 Vegas, Game three: 6-3 Vegas, Game four: 5-0 Vegas, Game five: 5-2 San Jose, Game six: 2-1 San Jose

Playoff Performers

For the Vegas Golden Knights, Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty have been almost uncontainable. Stone has six goals and four assists. Pacioretty has four goals and six assists. They have a combined seven points on the powerplay. Stone’s shooting percentage is an astonishing 50 percent this series and Pacioretty has 29 shots on goal.

Defenseman Erik Karlsson has led the scoring for the San Jose Sharks this series. Karlsson has seven assists – two of them coming on the powerplay. He has ten shots on goal and averages over 26 minutes per game.

Questions to answer

Can the so far inconsistent Martin Jones play as calm and composed as he did in game six or will he be chased from the net once again by Vegas?

Can the San Jose Sharks find a way to keep Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty in check for game seven?

Will the double overtime of game six play any part in either team’s energy level heading into game seven?

Vegas Golden Knights Injury Report

F Erik Haula – IR (undisclosed)

F David Clarkson – IR (back)

San Jose Sharks Injury Report

F Micheal Haley – day-to-day (ankle)

D Radim Simek – day-to-day (right ACL, MCL)

Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks Predictions and Odds

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Ryan Bristlon is a Canadian writer currently residing in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied print and broadcast journalism at Humber College and has been a lifelong fan of the sport of hockey and the NHL.

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