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Pavelski's painful goal leads Sharks past Golden Knights 5-2

Joe Pavelski lost a couple of teeth, had stitches in his lip and his mouth was still bloody long after taking Brent Burns' point shot right off his chin . Pavelski was also able to smile since his pain led to a goal and a playoff victory.

Pavelski's first-period goal and then his return to the ice in the second period despite the injury inspired his teammates, who delivered their most complete game in weeks with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of their first-round series.

"Tough as nails," coach Peter DeBoer said of his captain. "To take a puck to the face like that, didn't go down. Only missed maybe a shift at the end...