Vegas Ignites With First Power-Play Goal of the Season
The team at Adam S. Kutner & Associates gave away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to last night’s Vegas Golden Knights game against the Buffalo Sabres.
It only took six games and 19 minutes for the Vegas Golden Knights to score their first Power-Play goal, but it was the worth wait.
On Tuesday night, Vegas star Jonathan Marchessault shot one passed the Buffalo Sabres goaltender for the late first-period lead. Marchessault’s third of the season came after Shea Theodore’s goal was called back earlier in the period.
“He’s one of our great players. He had a great year last year and this year he has had an outstanding year so far. He comes to play every night and Marchessault is the guy who deserves it, he competes every night and he’s the guy that is noticeable.” – Gerard Gallant, Golden Knights coach
In the second and third periods, it looked like the old Golden Knights we loved watching last season. Vegas skated with speed and took control of the puck for most of the second period. Cody Eakin continued his hot start scoring a shorthanded second-period goal. Vegas took a 2-0 lead on Eakin’s third goal of the season.
“When you’re hot, you’re hot. It’s good to see him scoring and he’s been one of the best.” – William Karlsson, Golden Knights Center
Mid-third period, fans erupted when star center William Karlsson buried his first goal of the season. The reigning Lady Byng award winner deflected a Reilly Smith pass into the Sabres net for a three-goal lead. Marchessault sealed the victory with an empty-netter and his second tally of the game.
It was a big night for the top line of Karlsson, Marchessault, and Smith in Tuesday’s 4-1 win. Combined the trio had a seven-point night on 3 goals and 4 assists.
“It’s always good to get the first one and I hope it’s the start of something good. Now I can score a second and a third.” – William Karlsson, Golden Knights Center
Vegas now continues their homestand on Saturday night as they take on the first place Anaheim Ducks. This will be the Golden Knights first divisional game. Anaheim is (4-1-1), three points ahead of Vegas. The T-Mobile matchup begins at 7pm.