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.