National Hockey League
Vegas 4, San Jose 0
When: 4:00 PM ET, Monday, February 19, 2024
Where: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Brandon Schrader
Linesmen: Julien Fournier, Mitch Hunt
Attendance: 13673

Logan Thompson made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season and Mason Morelli had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut to lead the visiting Vegas Golden Knights over the San Jose Sharks, 4-0, on Monday afternoon.

Thompson, making his first start since Jan. 27 because of a lower-body injury, picked up his fourth career shutout and first since Oct. 28, 2022, when he blanked Anaheim 4-0.

Alec Martinez tied his career high with three assists and Michael Amadio, William Karlsson and Keegan Kolesar also scored for Vegas, which snapped a two-game losing streak while completing a four-game regular-season series sweep of San Jose, outscoring the Sharks 18-5 in the process.

The Golden Knights remained undefeated in team history in regular-season regulation games at San Jose (12-0-3) while improving to 24-2-5 all-time against the Sharks.

Mackenzie Blackwood finished with 22 saves for San Jose, which dropped its second straight game.

The Sharks had a chance to take an early lead, but Luke Kunin and Calen Addison both hit the left post with shots in the first 88 seconds of the first.

Vegas then scored twice in a span of 1:57 to take a 2-0 lead. Amadio started the scoring at the 2:28 mark with a clean breakaway off a stretch pass from Zach Whitecloud, beating Blackwood with a wrist shot glove side.

Karlsson then followed with his 17th goal of the season when he backhanded in a rebound inside the right post.

The 28-year-old Morelli, a Nebraska-Omaha product who helped lead the Hershey Bears to the Calder Cup title last season, made it 3-0 at the 19:12 mark with a power-play goal, shoveling in a shot from the slot into the top left corner of the net off an Alex Pietrangelo feed.

Kolesar extended the lead to 4-0 late in the second period when he redirected Martinez's crossing pass inside the right post to complete the scoring.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vegas   San Jose
Alec Martinez 3 Points N/A
Mason Morelli 1 Goals N/A
Alec Martinez 3 Assists N/A
Mason Morelli 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Logan Thompson 1.000 Save Percentage Mackenzie Blackwood .846
Logan Thompson 29 Saves Mackenzie Blackwood 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vegas 26 4 1-5 1-1 2 24
San Jose 29 0 0-1 4-5 30 21
Upcoming Games
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Nashville. The Sharks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Vegas will play their next game at home against Nashville. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .609 after a loss.