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.