The team at Adam Kutner Cares was able to give Riley a ride on the Zamboni during the intermission and we also gave away two tickets to the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the New Jersey Devils last night. For more pics, head to our Facebook page.
It was the last Kid’s Day at T-Mobile Arena before young VGK fans returned to school after their winter break.
The first period was slow to start for the home team, as New Jersey opened up the game five minutes in to take the early 1-0 lead. The Devils added another midway through the period to take a 2-0 lead.
“I thought we had a really good first period. Then in the second, they made some pushes and we got a little bit sloppy. I thought the third period we controlled the game, sort of like their second. They capitalized on theirs and we didn’t capitalize on ours in the third.” -John Hynes, Devils coach
The Golden Knights fought back with little time left in the first to cut the lead in half 2-1 on Ryan Reaves’ eighth goal of the season. After twenty minutes of play it was 2-1 Devils.
The second period was all Vegas. Defenseman Brayden McNabb scored his first goal of the 2018-19 season, tying the game 2-2. McNabb’s goal made him the last Golden Knight to register a goal.
“Eakin made a great play and he got it to me and I just wanted to get it off quick, you know. Carpy did a really good job in the front and it was able to go in. It’s nice to get one finally, so it was good.” -Brayden McNabb
From there, Vegas took control of the game and snatched the lead on a deflection by Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty scored in back-to-back games since his return from injury. Vegas held the Devils to a scoreless second period taking the 3-2 lead into the locker room.
Vegas continued to push the pace and keep the puck in the offensive zone. Goaltender Malcolm Subban made some key saves in the final twenty minutes to seal a 3-2 Golden Knights victory.
“He was outstanding tonight, played a really good solid game for us and it was good. He hasn’t played in this building in a while, so it was good to see him play today. He stood tall, for sure.” -Gerard Gallant
It was the Golden Knights’ sixth consecutive win as they improved their record to (26-15-4) tied with Calgary for the best record in the Western conference. Next, Vegas takes on the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.