Following their first shut-out loss this season against the Anaheim Ducks last Thursday, The Las Vegas Golden Knights were able to pick up two back-to-back wins against the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche over the weekend.
The Knights beat the Sharks 3-1 in a near-perfect game at their home arena and notched a 3-5 powerplay on Saturday. Jonathan Marchessault, Mark Stone, and Chandler Stephenson scored on the power play, and Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves against the Sharks.
Saturday’s game was also the first in which Peter DeBoer carried a win against The Sharks as the Knight’s head coach. DeBoer previously coached the Sharks to the 2016 Stanley Cup Final in 2016 but was fired in December 2019. He was eventually hired by the Knights in January 2020.
“I thought San Jose played a good game, I thought our guys came and played a good game. It was a hard-fought game at ice level,” DeBoer said during a post-game press conference.
The Knights also went on to shut-out Colorado at T-Mobile Arena 1-0 during the first of a four-game set on Sunday, with Fleury making 30 saves for the team and marking his fourth straight start. Max Pacioretty scored the only goal for the Knights.
“It’s fun to get some wins here,” Fleury said following the team’s Sunday match. “We beat a good team today.”
The Knights remain number one in the Western Division 10-2-2, while Colorado ranks third.
The Knights are set to play against the Avalanche again on Feb. 16, 20, and 22.