Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Tuch

If rusty legs were thought to be a concern for the Vegas Golden Knights as the awaited puck drop on their Round 2 Western Conference matchup, Alex Tuch helped quell any such thoughts in the series opener.

If rusty legs were thought to be a concern for the Vegas Golden Knights as the awaited puck drop on their Round 2 Western Conference matchup against the San Jose Sharks, the team put any worries to bed almost immediately in Thursday night's Game 1.

Alex Tuch (1-1–2) dazzled with a highlight-reel breakaway goal as part of his two-point night in a 7-0 win over the Sharks in their series opener.

“Bored to death since we last played. I was itching to go,” the winger told reporters postgame

If the players were bored from laying in wait for eight days, it may have been worth it for the Knights fans, who were treated to the team's fifth consecutive win in Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

Backstopped by Marc-Andre Fleury's 33 saves in what was his third shutout of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Knights just have an air of infallibility. Most notably, they even found a way to make people lessen their hatred for the wave – albeit just a little – less.

Game 2 gets underway Saturday night at 8 p.m ET at T-Mobile Arena.


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