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The San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights will square off in Round 2 after completing first round sweeps. While the Sharks dominated the Anaheim Ducks behind outstanding offense and a collected attitude in the face of a team that desperately wanted to get under their skin, the Golden Knights absolutely stonewalled a Kings team that seemed incapable of producing any offense against them.
Now, two of the most exciting, high-octane offenses in the West will meet for what promises to be a track meet in another West Coast showdown. To call Marc-Andre Fleury phenomenal to this point would be an understatement — he gave up just three goals in four games against the Kings — but Martin Jones has been fantastic for the Sharks as well. This series promises to be a lot more competitive than the two that led to it.
The Knights are trying to make rivals all along the West Coast. The Sharks are next on the list. The Golden Knights won the season series 3-0-1 against the Sharks, but these Sharks look faster and better than they have all season.