Pavelski and the Sharks host Vegas with 1-0 series lead
San Jose, California; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Sharks lead series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference first round with a 1-0 lead in the series.
The Sharks are 17-8-4 against the rest of their division. San Jose is third in the league recording 9.7 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.2 assists.
The Golden Knights are 18-8-3 against the rest of their division. Vegas leads the NHL shooting 34.3 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals. The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The Sharks won the last meeting 5-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 3-5-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
Sharks: 3-6-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a .871 save percentage.
Golden Knights Injuries: None listed.