LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and Max Pacioretty had four points for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 5-0 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.
Vegas leads the best-of-7 series 3-1.
It was the 15th Stanley Cup Playoff shutout for Fleury, tying Chris Osgood and Clint Benedict for fourth in NHL history. It was his 78th NHL playoff win to pass Mike Vernon for seventh place.
Pacioretty had two goals and two assists for the Golden Knights, who are one win from eliminating the Sharks for the second consecutive season. Pacioretty and Mark Stone, who had two assists, are tied for the NHL lead with 10 points.
The Sharks lost their third consecutive game and have been outscored 16-6 in that span. San Jose goalie Martin Jones was pulled for the second time in three games after allowing two goals on seven shots. Aaron Dell made 17 saves in relief.
Game 5 is at San Jose on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-RM, NBCSCA).
Pacioretty scored for the third straight game at 1:11 of the first period to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead.
It was the 10th time in 18 games the Golden Knights scored in the first five minutes against the Sharks. Vegas became the first team in NHL history to score in the first 90 seconds in four consecutive periods.
Theodore scored his first goal of the playoffs at 19:13 to make it 2-0. He received a pass from Pacioretty, evaded Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, and scored with a backhand.
Pacioretty scored his second goal on the power play at 12:33 of the second period to make it 3-0.
Tuch scored at 6:37 of the third period for a 4-0 lead, and Marchessault scored on the power play at 16:24 for the 5-0 final.