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Knights 4-0 over Sharks; Tuch 2 goals, Fleury with the shutout |

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Knights 4-0 over Sharks; Tuch 2 goals, Fleury with the shutout

PRE-GAME: Marc Andre Fleury in net for the Knights tonight after taking last night off. Overall the Knights have a 10-1-3 record against the Sharks in the regular season. 2-0 this season. Knights have a +22 goal differential against San Jose. Devan Dubnyk in net for Sharks.

FIRST PERIOD: Mark Stone (6) scores the first goal of the game. Assists to Chandler Stephenson (7) and Max Pacioretty (9) KNIGHTS 1, SHARKS 0 after one period. Shots on goal: Knights 14, Sharks 9.

SECOND PERIOD: Knights Alex Tuch (11) scores his 7th goal in 7 games. an unassisted wrist shot. KNIGHTS 2, SHARKS 0, early in period.

Knights Alex Tuch (12) scores again, an unassisted backhander. KNIGHTS 3, SHARKS 0 after two periods. Shots on goal: Knights 28, Sharks 17.

THIRD PERIOD: Knights Reilly Smith (5) scores unassisted. KNIGHTS 4, SHARKS 0 midway through period.

FINAL: KNIGHTS 4, SHARKS 0. Knights now 16-4-1, best winning percentage in NHL. Shots on goal: Knights 32, Sharks 24.

Vegas Golden Knights (15-4-1, first in the West Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (8-10-3, seventh in the West Division)

San Jose, California; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. PST

BOTTOM LINE: Vegas comes into a matchup with San Jose as winners of five straight games.

The Sharks are 8-10-3 against the rest of their division. San Jose averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the league. Evander Kane leads the team serving 30 total minutes.

The Golden Knights are 15-4-1 against the rest of their division. Vegas is sixth in the league recording 8.9 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.7 assists.

In their last meeting on Feb. 13, Vegas won 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Logan Couture leads the Sharks with 19 points, scoring 11 goals and adding eight assists. Kane has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.

Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights with 24 points, scoring five goals and collecting 19 assists. William Karlsson has 10 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 3-5-2, averaging three goals, 4.7 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with an .880 save percentage.

Golden Knights: 7-3-0, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while allowing 1.9 goals per game with a .937 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sharks: None listed.

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: out (upper body).

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