The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the Montreal Canadiens last afternoon. For more pics of our winner, head to our Facebook page.
It was kid’s day at the T-Mobile Arena yesterday afternoon. The Golden Knights welcomed the Montreal Canadiens to a pre-Christmas Saturday matinee.
The game got off to the wrong start for Vegas, as Montreal’s Philip Danault scored on a top-shelf one-timer past Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Montreal took a 1-0 lead until the offense woke up for Vegas.
“They had 45 shots. Flower played unbelievable, and, you know, they’re a quick team.” – Brandon Pirri
Vegas forward Brandon Pirri scored his second goal in two games after being called up from the AHL. Pirri’s game-tying goal ended the first period in a 1-1 tie.
The middle frame was all Vegas. Top line forward Jonathan Marchessault broke the tie with his 13th goal of the season giving his team the 2-1 edge. It was the Golden Knights first lead of the game. Montreal would even the score 2-2 three minutes later on Danault’s second tally of the game. Not to be outdone, the red-hot Pirri added his second of the game regaining the lead for Vegas 3-2.
“Well, Pirri is a goal-scorer. So, not aside from the two goals, that’s what he does. He’s not a great defensive player, he has gotten better and working harder, but Pirri puts the puck into the net and that’s why he is here.” – Gerard Gallant
Vegas protected a 3-2 lead for most of the third period. With 1:25 remaining in the game, Montreal pulled their goaltender Carey Price and Canadiens star of the game, Danault tied the game on his first career hat-trick. The game was all-notched up 3-3 and needed overtime to decide a winner.
Unfortunately, Montreal’s momentum carried over and forward Paul Byron slipped one past Fleury to end the game. The Canadiens stunned the Golden Knights, besting them 4-3 in OT.
“I think our consistency throughout the game was good even though they scored that first goal. We kept coming and playing hard. They’re a quick team and we hung around with them well I thought. I guess it’s just when we’re home and ahead in the game just got to close those ones out.” – Marc Andre Fleury
Vegas drops their record to (20-15-3) but look to bounce back tomorrow as they take on the LA Kings tomorrow at the T-Mobile Arena. This will be the second out of five meetings against LA. The game begins at 5pm.