The Golden Knights pressured San Jose into mistakes and it helped the Knights win Game 5, 5-3, and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series.
Alex Tuch scored two goals and James Neal, Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault netted one each as the Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinals Friday night at T-Mobile Arena.
Left tackle Kolton Miller, defensive tackle P.J. Hall and other top picks did not participate in 11-on-11 drills. Their itinerary contrasted that of other minicamp participants, as Gruden arranged a bigger-picture orientation for the group.
UNLV hired Eric Nepomuceno to be in charge of compliance for the athletic department. Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois also has restructured the compliance office, so Nepomuceno will report to her as well as the president’s office.
Defenseman Luca Sbisa played his first game of the playoffs Friday and first since injuring his right hand Feb. 27.
It has been 28 years — 27 if you count the Rebels’ return to the Final Four in 1991 when they lost to Duke — since a local sports team has captivated and galvanized Las Vegas in the manner of the Golden Knights.
Gennady Golovkin, the WBA/WBC/IBF champion, will attempt to tie Bernard Hopkins’ record of 20 consecutive successful middleweight title defenses when he fights Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday.