The Golden Knights were back home to face the Florida Panthers trying to break their five game losing streak. Florida took the first lead of the game eight minutes in to the non-conference matchup. Vegas held together and created several quality opportunities which Brett Howden took advantage of. The 23-year-old forward made a nifty move scoring his sixth of the season.
The Golden Knights broke the tie early in the middle period from the help of Evgenii Dadonov. The 33-year-old scored twice in the middle frame to stretch Vegas’ lead to 3-1. Florida scored late in the period to climb within one.
Florida tied the game with a mid-period power play but Vegas would quickly respond. Nic Roy regained the Golden Knights lead :57 second later with his 12th goal of the season. Vegas fought off several attacks from Florida in the final minutes and sealed their victory with an empty net goal from William Karlsson.
The Golden Knights break their losing streak and improve their record to 33-26-4 defeating the Panthers 5-3. Vegas will get a chance to get back to back wins on Saturday against LA. Puck drop for an important divisional game is set for 1 PM.