The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the Colorado Avalanche last night. For more pics of our winner, head to our Facebook page.
Fresh off their Christmas break, the Golden Knights hosted the Central division’s Colorado Avalanche.
Colorado jumped out quick and pressured the Golden Knights with their speed and quick transitions. Vegas forward Ryan Reaves took a costly interference penalty allowing the Avalanche to strike first. Colorado’s JT Compher deflected a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury five seconds into the power play putting the Avs ahead 1-0.
“It was good, you know. I wish it would have happened before the Christmas break, you know, with those two tough losses. But definitely nice. You get a few days off, rest, change your mind a bit. It’s good to come back in front of our fans and get a big – it was a good game. It was close all game long, so it’s nice to win that one.” -Marc Andre Fleury
Colorado wouldn’t hold the lead for long as Paul Stastny netted his third goal of the season on a second effort backhand. Alex Tuch slipped a nifty pass to Stastny and the veteran center tied the game 1-1.
In the middle frame of the contest, both teams skated conservatively not allowing many high-danger chances on each side. After trading penalties, the teams finished the second period all knotted up 1-1.
“I think our last two games, Montreal, we even got lucky we got a point, and LA was kind of the same thing so I thought today, no matter the outcome, I thought we played a way better game. Team effort, like zero to sixty or start to finish. Kind of got what we deserved.” -Paul Stastny
Third period started with some heavy offensive attacks by Vegas. It paid off as red-hot Brandon Pirri snapped a laser to put the home team up 2-1. It’s the forward’s fourth goal since being called up on December 20th.
“Yeah, I am just trying to contribute any way I can. The team is playing well, and I thought we played three solid periods tonight. It’s fortunate that things are going well. It’s a great opportunity for me and I don’t want to waste it.” -Brandon Pirri
Vegas fought off two late Colorado power plays to secure the 2-1 victory. It was the Golden Knights first win in regulation since their 4-2 win against the New York Islanders.
Vegas improves their record to (21-15-4) and, alone, now hold third place in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights get back to action on Saturday as they fly to LA to take on the Kings. Vegas is (0-2) this season against LA and look to pick up a win against their divisional rivals. The game begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday.