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Golden Knights Clinch Playoff Berth With 5-2 Win Over Sharks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and the Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff berth, beating the San Jose Sharks 5-2 for their eighth straight victory.

Vegas, which leads the NHL with 33 wins and 68 points,  improved to 15-1-3 all-time against the Sharks in regular-season meetings - including a perfect 7-0-0 this season.

Vegas also improved to 18-4-2 at home this season. Mark Stone Alex Tuch, and Mattias Janmark also scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves to improve to 5-0-0 against the Sharks this season and 7-0-1 in his last eight.