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Golden Knights Top Sharks 3-2 In Shootout On Historic Night

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the winner in a shootout and the streaking Vegas Golden Knights beat San Jose 3-2 as Sharks forward Patrick Marleau passed Gordie Howe for the most games played in NHL history.

Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots and the Golden Knights won their seventh in a row, overcoming a two-goal deficit behind a pair of power-play goals from captain Mark Stone.

The 41-year-old Marleau played in his 1,768th career game to break Howe's record in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,950 that included his wife, Christina, and four sons.

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That wouldn't have been possible in San Jose, where fans still aren't allowed in the arena during the pandemic. Martin Jones made 38 saves for the Sharks.