1/21 – Winner of Adam Kutner’s Ticket Giveaway

1/21 Adam Kutner Facebook Giveaway Winner

The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the Minnesota Wild last night. For more pics of our winner, head to our Facebook page.

It was an afternoon matinee as the Golden Knights hosted the Minnesota Wild on MLK day.

Vegas took control of the game early, cashing in on a Minnesota penalty 2:40 in. Alex Tuch notched his 16th goal of the season on the Golden Knights first Power Play. After a back-and-forth opening 20 minutes, Vegas took a 1-0 lead into the break.

“I mean, they’re a good team. They’re going to come. They’re good defensively, they’ve always been kind of known, that group, for being good defensively and Dubnyk played well. I don’t know, we had a lot of shots.”  – Colin Miller, VGK Defenseman

Vegas held onto their one goal lead for most of the second period until Minnesota gained momentum. The Wild scored two straight goals to take a short 2-1 lead.

Roughly two minutes later, Max Pacioretty buried a beautiful pass from linemate Paul Stastny to tie the game 2-2.

The final period began with both teams locked in a 2-2 tie. Each traded Power Plays but neither team was successful. Vegas failed to convert on a 5-on-3 Power Play leaving the door wide open for Minnesota.

“We had a little let down in the second period where they had a lot of shots. I thought once we killed the five-on-three it really energized the bench and they thought, ‘we’re going to do anything not to lose it,’ at that point.”  – Bruce Boudreau, MIN Coach

The Wild jumped on offensive opportunities and forward Charlie Coyle scored the game-winning goal. Minnesota added an empty net goal and skated out of Las Vegas with a 4-2 victory.

“I don’t think we played good today. I don’t think we showed up ready to play a team that was aggressive for points. I don’t think we played hard enough. I think we were swinging too much. I think we gave up too many odd man rushes. I don’t think we played good.” -Gerard Gallant, VGK Coach

Vegas’ record drops to (29-18-4) with their 4-2 loss against Minnesota. The Golden Knights play their last game before the All-star break on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Game begins at 7:00 pm.