Las Vegas–The Vegas Golden Knights snap out of their three-game losing over the Ottawa Senators with a 5-4 victory in Canada’s Nations Capital.
Before the game, the Ottawa Senators paid tribute to cancer survivors including Nicholle Anderson the wife of Senators starting goaltender Craig Anderson.
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Within the first five minutes of the opening period, the Golden Knights went to work on the first power play of the game and the man up for Vegas was forward Alex Tuch who converted with amazing play below the icing line.
He went in on Ottawa’s goaltender Anderson and tucked the puck five-hole under the veteran netminder to score the first goal of the game with 34 seconds left on the man advantage.
Tuch’s Power Play Goal
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Within 25 seconds into the middle frame, the Ottawa Senators tied the game up at 1-1 when Mark Stone re-directed Mike Hoffman‘s shot from the point that went past Maxime Lagace.
Less than 4 minutes later when Stone of Ottawa tied the game up, Golden Knights forward Erik Haula regained the lead for Vegas courtesy of a rebound one-timer shot as the Senators net was left exposed to beat Anderson.
Haula’s marker was after the expired Golden Knights power play at the 4:17 mark of the 2nd period.
Vegas’s lead in the 2nd period did not last long and the next man up for the Ottawa Senators in the game was forward Alexandre Burrows who ended up recording his 400th NHL career point with the backhander under Lagace that brought the game to a 2-2 tie with 12:48 remaining in the period.
At the 12:39 mark of the middle frame, the Golden Knights untied the game contest once again when Jonathan Marchessault cashed in a rebound shot from Nate Schmidt that gave Vegas their second power-play goal of the game and made it 3-2.
To open the final period of the game, the Golden Knights went back to work in the scoring department and for Vegas, it was William Karlsson that answered the bell with his wraparound goal as he tucked it inside the near post past Andersen giving them a 2 goal lead at 4-2.
Karlsson’s WrapAround Goal In The 3rd Period
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The scoring parade continued for the Golden Knights at it was Haula who struck again for his 2nd of the game when he connected with David Perron to give Vegas their 3rd power-play goal of the contest and extended their lead to 5-2 with 13:13 remaining in the period.
Haula’s Second Of The Game
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For the hosts of the night, they get two more goals in the game courtesy of Ryan Dzingel and Erik Karlsson that brought the contest to a 5-4 score.
The Golden Knights held back the Senators rally in the 3rd period and escaped Canadian Tire Centre with the 5-4 victory and thus snapping their 3-game losing streak. With their 5-4 victory, this gave Lagace his first ever NHL career win between the pipes.
This improved Vegas record on the season, 9-4-0 with 18 points and maintaining their 2nd place spot in the Pacific Division right behind the Los Angeles Kings.
3 Stars Of The Game
Vegas Golden Knights: Erik Haula (2 goals)
Vegas Golden Knights: Jonathan Marchessault (1 goal and 2 assists)
Vegas Golden Knights: David Perron (2 assists)