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Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres 2-1-2022

 

The Golden Knights returned home from their four-game road trip to host the Buffalo Sabres. Vegas didn’t wait long to take the lead, scoring :33 seconds into the game. Reilly Smith scored his 12th of the season giving his team the early advantage. Brett Howden doubled the Golden Knights lead late in the opening period taking a 2-0 edge into the first intermission.

Jonathan Marchessault notched his 20th goal of the season with an early period power play, making it three goal advantage. Keegan Kolesar stretched Vegas’ lead to 4-0 with a shorthanded goal. Former Golden Knight Alex Tuch broke through late in the frame to get the Sabres on the board. 

Captain Mark Stone regained Vegas’ four goal lead scoring in front of Buffalo’s net 1:14 into the final period. The Sabres snuck another one by Robin Lehner to get within three. However, that would be the last goal, and the Golden Knights went on to win 5-2.

The Golden Knights record improves to 27-16-2 defeating the Sabres 5-2. The NHL All-Star break starts this week giving Vegas a week to rest before their next game. The Golden Knights next game is on Tuesday,  February 8th in Edmonton. Puck drop against the Oilers is set for 6P.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens 1-20-2022

 

The Golden Knights hosted the struggling Montreal Canadiens attempting to break out of their three game winless streak. Chandler Stephenson opened the scoring with his 12th goal of the season. Late in the period Montreal took advantage of a loose puck and tied the game 1-1.

Midway through the second period William Karlsson broke the tie on a Vegas power play. It was Karlsson’s sixth of the season. A few minutes later the Canadiens evened the score 2-2 with a power play goal of their own.

Montreal surprisingly took the lead six minutes into the final period but Vegas would take advantage of another man-advantage. Jonathan Marchessault tied the game scoring a second VGK power play goal of the night. The game needed overtime to decide a winner. Defenseman Shea Theodore ended the game 4-3 with a beautiful individual move in front of the Canadiens net.

The Golden Knights record improves to 24-15-1 defeating the Canadiens 4-3 in overtime. Vegas travels east for a four game road trip beginning in Washington. Puck drop against the Capitals is set for 4 PM on Monday.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1-17-2022

The Golden Knights took the first lead of the game on Chandler Stephenson’s 11th goal of the season. Evgenii Dadonov and Nic Roy added offense giving Vegas a 3-0 lead after the opening 20 minutes.

Pittsburgh started to warm up in the 2nd period scoring on an early power play opportunity. Less than a minute later the Penguins got within one. After 40 minutes the Golden Knights held a 3-2 edge.

It didn’t take long for Pittsburgh to tie the game in the 3rd period. The Penguins evened the score :28 into the final frame and took the lead two minutes later. They later added an empty net goal to score five unanswered goals. The Golden Knights had several late pushes but couldn’t close the gap.

The Golden Knights record drops to 23-15-1 falling 5-3 to the Penguins. Vegas next faces the team that knocked them out of the playoffs on Thursday night. Puck drop against the Montreal Canadiens is set for 7 PM.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks 1-8-2022

The night began with a wonderful video tribute to Blackhawks goaltender and Vegas fan favorite Marc-Andre Fleury. Vegas didn’t take long to get going as Ben Hutton scored his first of the season five minutes into the game.  

Chicago picked up the pace in the middle frame scoring one early and one late. Fleury stopped all 12 second period shots to hold a 2-1 Blackhawks advantage. 

Fleury silenced Vegas’ offense in the final period to preserve a 2-1 Chicago victory. The former VGK goaltender was sharp in net stopping 30 of 31 total shots on net. 

The Golden Knights record drops to 23-14-1 falling 2-1 to Fleury’s Blackhawks. Vegas next faces the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Puck drop is set for 7 PM.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs New York Rangers 1-6-2022

 

The Golden Knights hosted the New York Rangers and welcomed back former coach Gerard Gallant and forward Ryan Reaves. New York took control early taking the first four out five shots of the game. Both teams were awarded power play opportunities which Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault took advantage of. The forward flipped in his 17th of the season taking the first lead of the game.

New York evened the score 1-1 in the opening minute of the second period. Vegas responded later in the frame receiving goals from Mark Stone and Mattias Janmark. The Golden Knights took a 3-1 advantage into the second intermission.

Vegas’ offense kept firing and and the puck continued to go in New York’s net. Brett Howden made it a three goal game and Marchessault stretched the score to 5-1 with his second of the game.

The Golden Knights record improves to 23-13-1 defeating the Rangers 5-1. Vegas will next face former goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Puck drop is set for 7P.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators 1-4-2022

Nashville took control early on in the game spending extended amounts of time in the Vegas’ end. In his NHL debut, Golden Knights goaltender Logan Thompson kept the Predators off the board with some timely saves. Vegas couldn’t generate much of their own offense and the period ended in a scoreless tie.

The Predators continued to pressure the Golden Knights and it paid off immediately. Nashville broke the scoreless tie 2:41 into the second period and added another four minutes later. Vegas was awarded a late power play but failed to convert. Nashville took a 2-0 advantage into the second intermission.

The Predators took a 3-0 lead six minutes into the final frame but later the Golden Knights answered back. After two failed power plays William Karlsson scored his 4th of the season to get Vegas on the board. Shea Theodore got Vegas closer but the Golden Knights couldn’t even the score.

The Golden Knights record drops to 22-13-1 falling to the Predators 3-2. Vegas will next face the New York Rangers on Thursday night, welcoming back former coach Gerard Gallant and forward Ryan Reaves. Puck drop is set for 7P.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets 1-2-2022

The Golden Knights got off to a great start against the Winnipeg Jets. Vegas outshot Winnipeg 22 to 10 in the opening twenty minutes and took a multiple goal lead. Forwards Michael Amadio and Evengii Dadonov both scored giving the Golden Knights a 2-0 first intermission edge.

Winnipeg responded quickly into the middle frame tying the game 2-2. The Jets scored two goals in a :20 second span, evening the game after forty minutes.

The visiting team continued to control the game, adding two more to make it four unanswered goals. Mattias Janmark capitalized on a turnover to get Vegas within one late in the final period. Janmark later evened the game in dramatic style with :09 seconds remaining in regulation. Winnipeg ended the game in overtime but Vegas earned a point in the standings.

The Golden Knights record drops to 22-12-1 falling to the Jets 5-4 in overtime. Vegas will next face the Nashville Predators at home on Tuesday night. Puck drop is set for 7P.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks 12-31-2021

 

The Golden Knights took control early in the game scoring twice on the Ducks in the first period. Nic Roy opened the scoring and Adam Brooks doubled Vegas’ lead.

Mattias Janmark scored the only goal of a messy second period. Both teams were handed a dozen penalties in the middle frame for roughing and fighting.

The game settled down in the third but Anaheim spoiled Vegas’ shutout scoring in the waning seconds of the contest.

The Golden Knights record improves to 22-12-0 defeating the Ducks 3-1. Vegas will face off after the New Year on Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets. Puck drop is set for 1P.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12-21-2021

 

The Golden Knights hosted reigning champion Tampa Bay Lightning before the NHL pauses for a handful of days. Tampa only needed six minutes to take the first lead of the game. After a scary collision, Vegas captain Mark Stone came back out and tied the game on the power play.

The offense picked for both teams in the middle frame. Stone scored again 1:41 into the period to give Vegas their first lead of the game. Nic Roy stretched the Golden Knights lead to 3-1 shaking Norris trophy defenseman Victor Hedman. Tampa woke up and tied the game on two straight shots. After forty minutes, the game was tied up 3-3.

The Lightning took the lead late into a third period power play. Vegas had some chances throughout the final twenty minutes but couldn’t tie the game.

The Golden Knights record drops to 20-12-0 falling 4-3 to the Lightning. Vegas and the rest of the NHL will get some time off and return to the ice after Christmas. Until further notice from the league, the Golden Knights are scheduled to play the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Puck drop is set for 7P.

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild 12-12-2021

The Golden Knights looked to shake off Friday’s loss by hosting the top seeded Minnesota Wild. Vegas took the first lead of the game with Zach Whitecloud’s fourth goal of the season. Both offenses kept generating, but Minnesota tied the game with one second left in the period. The game was tied 2-2 heading into the intermission.

Minnesota took their first lead of the game :09 seconds into the middle frame. Whitecloud evened the score on his second goal of the game and Max Pacioretty regained Vegas’ lead scoring his tenth of 2021-22. The home team held on to a 4-3 edge after two periods of action.

The Wild forced a tie early in the final period but Mark Stone gave the Golden Knights a 5-4 advantage with their second PP goal of the game. Alex Pietrangelo sealed the win with a late empty net score.

The Golden Knights record improves to 16-11-0 after defeating the Wild 6-4. Vegas hits the road for four game East Coast road trip. Their first stop will be in Boston to face the Bruins. Puck drop is scheduled for 4P.

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