The Golden Knights skated into Game 5 looking to clinch their second round series against the Vancouver Canucks. Neither team could generate offense in the first period and both goaltenders were flawless. Game 5 was scoreless after the opening 20 minutes.
Both teams got on the board in the second period. The Golden Knights came out firing on Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko. Vegas took 18 second period shots on net and at the 15:12 mark Shea Theodore gave Vegas the 1-0 lead. Vancouver would respond quickly tying the game:24 seconds later. The game was tied 1-1 after the second period.
The Canucks took their first lead of the game early in the third period. Vancouver held their tight 2-1 lead the entire game fighting off Vegas’ late game charge.
With their 2-1 loss the Golden Knights now lead 3-2 in their best-of-seven game series. Vegas will have a another chance at clinching the second round matchup with the Canucks on Thursday night. Game 6 will air on NBC Sports Network scheduled for 645P PT.