San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier (28) congratulates Thomas Bordeleau (23) who scored the shootout goal against the Vegas Golden Knights at the T Mobile Center in Las Vegas on Sun Apr 24, 2022 (AP News photo)
By Mary Walsh
The San Jose Sharks won a nail-biter in Las Vegas Sunday, winning 5-4 in the shootout. Thomas Hertl, Nick Bonino (2) and Timo Meier scored for San Jose, and Thomas Bordeleau scored the shoot-out winner. James Reimer made 42 saves for the win. Chandler Stephenson, Max Pacioretty, William Carrier and Nicolas Roy scored for Vegas. Logan Thompson made 25 saves in the loss.
Thomas Hertl gave the Sharks a lead by cleaning up a rebound at 11:43 of the first period. Assists went to Alexander Barabanov ands Jaycob Megna.
Chandler Stephenson tied it at 14:23 on a power play, cleaning up a rebound from a Max Pacioretty shot. Assists went to Pacioretty and Alex Pietrangelo.
Pacioretty gave Vegas a 2-1 lead with a shot from the right circle at 7:46 of the second period. An assist went to Shea Theodore.
William Carrier made it 3-1 at 9:59 with a one-timer off a pass from Keegan Kolesar. Assists went to Kolesar and Nicolas Roy.
Nick Bonino cut the lead back down to one at 18:55, redirecting a Jaycob Megna shot. Ab assist also went to Matt Nieto.
Nicolas Roy made it 4-2 for Vegas at 6:35 of the third period with a shot off a William Karlsson pass. Assists went to Karlsson and Shea Theodore.
Nick Bonino scored his second of the night to make it 4-3 at 17:54 with a shot from the point.
Timo Meier tied the game 4-4 with one second left. Brent Burns took and initial shot from the blue line and Couture and Meier took turns trying to knock it into the net.
The game went through a scoreless overtime and into the shootout. The only skater to score was Sharks rookie Thomas Bordeleau, the sixth and final shooter.
The Sharks next play on Tuesday at home against the Anaheim Ducks at 7:30 PM PT.