The Golden Knights hosted the New Jersey Devils for a midweek, non-conference matchup and we were able to give away tickets and a ride on the Zamboni to some lucky fans. The game got off to a slow start but Vegas began to get going on a late period power play. They wouldn’t convert but the Golden Knights had control heading into the first intermission. After the opening 20 minutes, the game was scoreless.
Max Pacioretty gave Vegas the 1-0 lead :45 seconds into the 2nd period. Robin Lehner continued to stop every shot on net by the Devils. New Jersey had two power-play opportunities but Vegas’ new goaltender kept the visiting team scoreless through two.
Leading 1-0, the Golden Knights gave themselves a cushion :37 into the 3rd period. William Karlsson played catch and shoot with Nic Roy giving Vegas a 2-0 edge. Ryan Reaves added his 8th goal of the season eight minutes later to give the Golden Knights a three-goal advantage. Vegas finished off the Devils 3-0 earning Lehner his first shutout as a Golden Knights.
Vegas’ record improves to 37-23-8 and remains in first place with 82 points. The team goes on a five-game road trip starting off in Winnipeg on Friday night. Game time is scheduled for 5 PM