The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away two tickets to a lucky fan from our Facebook giveaway. The AKC team was also able to give a Zamboni ride to Benjamin during the Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the Nashville Predators last night. For more pics, head to our Facebook page.
It was Subban brother vs. Subban brother on the Las Vegas Strip last night, and only one son could victoriously call mom after the game.
Defenseman PK Subban and his Nashville Predators faced off against younger brother Malcolm Subban and the Golden Knights.
“They beat us there earlier this year and they stole one from us here in our building… so we came out here obviously on a losing streak at home and felt like we should stick it to these guys. Obviously, it’s nothing personal like that, it’s just hockey but you hate to lose in your arena especially to a team you lost to not too long ago. We just came out and wanted to have a good game.” – Malcolm Subban, VGK Goaltender
The game looked to go Nashville’s way but an offsides call erased the Predators 1-0 lead. Vegas jumped on the review break and quickly scored on an alley-oop pass from Cody Eakin to Max Pacioretty. The Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead into the break on Pacioretty’s 17th goal of the season.
“That was a great game by our group against a great team. We talk about playing for 60 minutes and the right way, and that’s what we want to achieve. Hopefully we can gain some confidence from not just the outcome of that game, but the way we played and hopefully we keep playing like that now and getting our lines rolling and our team rolling.” – Max Pacioretty, VGK Forward
The Golden Knights came out strong to start the second period pressuring Predators goalie Juuse Saros with shots on net. Midway through the game, Brandon Pirri snapped in his 10th goal of the season scoring on a Vegas Power Play.
Vegas took a three-goal lead early in the third on a nifty move by Shea Theodore. Alex Tuch laid a timely hit on a Predators defender that forced the puck on to a streaking Theodore.
Nashville scored to make it 3-1 but Vegas was far from done. A pair of late goals, one from Oscar Lindberg and Pacioretty’s second of the game sealed the deal for the Golden Knights. Vegas was led by the new second line of Eakin, Pacioretty and Lindberg. Malcolm Subban also added his best performance of the season.
“He was great. I mean he came off the IR seven or ten days ago and he got some good practice time in with Dave Prior and with our team. Tonight, he was sharp. He looked really good. He looked focused and he made some incredible saves, so we are really happy he played well tonight.” – Gerard Gallant, VGK Coach
Vegas improves their record to (32-24-4) and sit in third place in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights travel to Colorado to face the Avalanche on Monday night. Game time is at 6:00 pm.