The Sharks were beaten to the punch Wednesday night, and they know it.
Five minutes and 21 seconds into the season opener against the rival Vegas Golden Knights, they trailed 2-0.
A penalty and two turnovers led to two goals, and T-Mobile Arena was rocking. The Sharks were able to claw a goal back, but they never got back even with Vegas after that start, falling 4-1.
“For both those first two goals, when you turn the puck over, you’re going have it stuck in the back of your net nine times out of 10,” defenseman Brenden Dillon said.