Las Vegas–The Vegas Golden Knights returned home and took on the Winnipeg Jets at T-Mobile Arena on “Military Appreciation Night” that featured a 5-2 victory.

To get things going for the Golden Knights that started off the night for Vegas was Luca Sbisa who opened the scoring at the 6:41 mark of the 1st period. Sbisa’s marker was a beautiful one-timer shot courtesy of a David Perron pass that beat Connor Hellebuyck farside.

His goal erupted the Golden Knights crowd at T-Mobile.

Sbisa Strikes First For Vegas

At 4:52 remaining in the opening period, Perron’s wrister shot went blocker side past Hellebuyck and extended the scoring parade for the Golden Knights by a slick drop pass from defenseman Deryk Engelland that gave Vegas a 2-0 lead in the 1st.

Perron Extends Vegas’s Lead

However, Vegas’s 2 goal lead was cut in half less than 40 seconds later Adam Lowry connected on a Dmitry Kulikov shot and went backhander on Maxime Lagace that brought the contest to a 2-1 score.

That did not phase the Golden Knights as they went back to work in the middle frame and restored their 2 goal cushion and this time the next man up for Vegas was forward William Karlsson who jammed in a rebound puck past Hellebuyck for a 3-1 lead.

Karlsson Restores Golden Knights Two Goal Lead

Less than 2 minutes later, Winnipeg cut right back into Vegas 2 goal cushion from a strike by Patrik Laine. Laine power play goal was set up beautifully pass from veteran defenseman Dustin Byfuglien that Lagace had no chance of stopping which made a 3-2 Golden Knights.

With 3:15 left in the 2nd period James Neal was “Mr. Opportunistic” scored his 9th goal of the season after he pickpocketed Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler and snapped the rubber disk past Hellebuyck that restored Vegas’s 2 goal cushion for the second time of knight.

“The Real Deal” James Neal Strikes

While the Golden Knights were down a man “Mr. Shorthanded” Karlsson came thru for Vegas by a sweet lead pass by Reilly Smith as the Swedish forward went in on a breakaway goal with his backhander over Hellebuyck that gave Vegas a commanding 5-2 lead.

Karlsson’s 2nd Shorthanded Goal Of The Season

The Golden Knights 5-2 lead would hold as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets in front of a sellout crowd at T-Mobile Arena that improved their record of the season, to 10-5-1.

Vegas netminder had a great night between the pipes for the Golden Knights as he made 27 saves on 29 shots he faced. He completed the night with a .931 save percentage.

After the win tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, the Golden Knights saluted the fans to cap off “Military Appreciation Night”.

During “Military Appreciation Night”, the Vegas Golden Knights organization rolled out their official goal horn for the regular season. Below is video in how the new horn sounds like when the Golden Knights score a goal at “The Fortress”.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: William Karlsson (2 goals, including game-winner)

Vegas Golden Knights: David Perron (1 goal and 1 assist)

Vegas Golden Knights: Maxime Lagace (27 save performance)

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