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Watch San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights: NHL playoffs schedule, TV channels, odds, predictions 

The San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights will square off  in Round 2 after completing first round sweeps. While the Sharks dominated the Anaheim Ducks behind outstanding offense and a collected attitude in the face of a team that desperately wanted to get under their skin, the Golden Knights absolutely stonewalled a Kings team that seemed incapable of producing any offense against them.

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Now, two of the most exciting, high-octane offenses in the West will meet for what promises to be a track meet in another West Coast showdown. To call Marc-Andre Fleury phenomenal to this point would be an understatement — he gave up just three goals in four games against the Kings — but Martin Jones has been fantastic for the Sharks as well. This series promises to be a lot more competitive than the two that led to it.

The Knights are trying to make rivals all along the West Coast. The Sharks are next on the list. The Golden Knights won the season series 3-0-1 against the Sharks, but these Sharks look faster and better than they have all season.

How to watch

TV: NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, NHL Network, Sportsnet
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

(All times ET)

Game 1:  Sharks at Golden Knights, 10 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Game 2: Sharks at Golden Knights, TBD
Game 3: Golden Knights at Sharks, TBD
Game 4: Golden Knights at Sharks, TBD
Game 5: Sharks at Golden Knights, TBD
Game 6: Golden Knights at Sharks, TBD
Game 7: Sharks at Golden Knights, TBD

NHL Playoffs odds

Here’s a look at each team’s projected odds to advance via SportsLine, not to mention their odds to win not only their conference, but also the Stanley Cup.

Matchup breakdown

Offense

We acknowledged coming in that these two teams are both absolutely outstanding offensively, and it still feels like the Sharks are underrated heading into the first series. The center depth of San Jose is insane, with Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture looking incredible up front and Joe Thornton looking like he may return this series. Evander Kane scored three goals in his first playoff series (including two in his first game) and notched an assist. The Golden Knights, once again, fielded a dominant first line of Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith and William Karlsson, but the second line of James Neal, Alex Tuch and Erik Haula did a lot of the damage against the Kings with five points, while the first line had seven. This series should double as a speed-skating match, and whoever skates fastest and controls the puck between the blue lines while utilizing their third lines will get the edge.

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