LAS VEGAS (AP) William Karlsson scored a temporary-handed aim in the 1/Three interval, and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights clinched the Pacific Division title with a Three-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Vegas (50-22-7) reached 50 wins in its inaugural season with its victory in four video games. San Jose (forty four-25-10) is second in the Pacific, four points earlier than Los Angeles.

Shea Theodore and Oscar Lindberg moreover scored for the Golden Knights, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 photographs. Fleury improved to 29-12-4 this season and moved into sole possession of Eleventh attach on the profession wins list with 404 victories.

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San Jose goaltender Martin Jones made 35 saves. The Sharks had allowed fewer than 30 photographs in eight of their old 15 video games.

Joe Pavelski and Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored for the Sharks.

The Sharks, who went 10-4-1 in March, will personal to wait till Tuesday to take a look at out to clinch a playoff berth for the Thirteenth time in 14 years.

Vegas struck early in the principle interval. Theodore took a hasten from Karlsson on the purpose and fired a wrist shot previous Jones at 2:21.

Pavelski tied it when he fired a rebound into an open salvage at 7:14 while Fleury became once quiet recovering from making a build on the numerous aspect of the target.

Lindberg got the lead support for Vegas when he redirected Theodore’s shot from the purpose previous Jones Three:03 into the second. But Vlasic tied it midway via the interval when he backhanded dwelling a rebound that came off Vegas defender Brayden McNabb’s knee.

For the second straight night, Karlsson scored a temporary-handed aim on a breakaway, this time with what can even wish been his sweetest of 42 targets this season – between his legs to beat Jones high shelf.

NOTES: In a pregame ceremony, the Golden Knights retired No. 58, elevating a banner with 58 stars and the names of the lives misplaced in the Oct. 1 concert taking pictures. … The 18,458 in attendance became once the biggest crowd of Vegas’ inaugural season. … Vegas’ James Neal played in his 700th profession sport, while teammate Jonathan Marchessault played in his 2 hundredth sport. … San Jose’s Joonas Donskoi played in his 2 hundredth profession sport. … San Jose, which has the league’s second-handiest penalty abolish, denied Vegas’ four power-play alternatives and hasn’t allowed a power-play aim in sixteen of its final 18 contests. … The Golden Knights improved to 33-5-2 describe when scoring the principal aim of the game.


Sharks: Host Dallas on Tuesday.

Golden Knights: Visit Vancouver on Tuesday.