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Vegas Golden Knights nab their first playoff hat trick in historic win over Sharks

Posted at 6:12 PM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 11:35:41-04

UPDATE : The Vegas Golden Knights nabbed their first hat trick in playoff history and a big 6-3 win over San Jose at T-Mobile Arena Sunday night.

The historic hat trick came from forward Mark Stone, who was traded from the Ottawa Senators less than 50 days ago.

The team's offensive success came primarily from its second line -- Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone and Paul Stastny -- all players who made their Golden Knights home playoff debuts.

When asked whether this was the best line he's ever played on, Pacioretty said he didn't want to jinx it.

"It's been a lot of fun," he said. "Don't get too high, don't get too low. It was a good game tonight but as soon as we leave we just focus on the next."

Stastny acknowledged his line's recent success but said different lines step up every night.

"When you're playing on a good, successful team, you're all rooting for each other and you all want each other to do well," said Stastny.

Stone got his first goal just 16 seconds into the first period and got two more before the end of the game, earning his first career hat trick.

Stastny had two goals; Pacioretty had one.

The Golden Knights lead the series 2-1. The team will take on the Sharks in Game 4 of the series at home on Tuesday.

The Vegas Golden Knights are back in Las Vegas for game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks are hitting the ice at T-Mobile Arena.

Fans are very excited and showed up early outside of the arena on Sunday.

Festivities included games, a DJ and wedding ceremonies.

So far each team has won one game.