VGK Doubles Up Vancouver 6-3
The Golden Knights welcomed in divisional foe Vancouver Canucks to a Sunday afternoon matchup. The game got off to a quick start for both teams. Nick Holden wristed his third goal of the season, giving Vegas the early 1-0 lead. Elias Pettersson tied the game on a nice second effort goal past Marc-Andre Fleury. Vegas was awarded two power plays in the 1st period, and Valentin Zykov capitalized on one of them to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead.
Jonathan Marchessault gave Vegas a two-goal lead early in the 2nd period on a beautiful tick-tack-toe play with his linemates. Mark Stone would join the party, tallying his 12th goal of the season, giving Vegas a 4-1 lead.
Vancouver would get on the board and trim the lead in half early in the 3rd period. Max Pacioretty scored Vegas’ fifth of the night, continuing his hot streak. He would add another later. With his goals, Pacioretty has scored 8 points in his last four games. The Golden Knights would go on to beat Vancouver 6-3.
Vegas’ record improves to 18-13-5 as they slide into second place in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights will next host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m.