Las Vegas–Tonight the Vegas Golden Knights took their game to Southern California as they took on the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center before the Thanksgiving break.
At 9:16 of the opening period, it was the hosts of the night that opened the scoring when Josh Manson collected the loose puck after he fanned on the shot, went five hole past Maxime Lagace that gave the Ducks the early 1-0 lead over Vegas. Manson’s goal, was assisted by Brandon Moutour.
In second period, the Ducks extended their lead over the Golden Knights at the 5:59 mark of the middle frame when Hampus Lindholm fired his shot that ended up being deflected by Derek Grant which found it’s way past Lagace to give Anaheim the 2-0 lead.
For the Golden Knights, they had to wait until their 31st shot of the night to beat John Gibson and it was a David Perron pass to Jonathan Marchessault that did the job while Vegas was the power play that cut Anaheim lead in half 2-1. Marchessault knotted his 6th of the season.
Marchessault Put’s Vegas On The Board
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Just minutes into the 3rd period, Vegas tied it up a 2 from a Colin Miller shot from the point made it’s way past Gibson that was made possible by a screening Erik Haula at the 2:21 mark. This was Miller’s 3rd of the year.
Miller Ties It Up For The Golden Knights
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Later in the period, the Golden Knights saw their first lead of the night when Marchessault who help setup up James Neal in traffic that gave Vegas a 3-2 lead. His would be the game winner of the night and 11th of the campaign.
Neal’s Go Ahead Goal For Vegas
JAMES NEAL PUNCHES HOME THE GO AHEAD GOAL, KNIGHTS UP 3-2 WOW! WHAT A COMEBACK! pic.twitter.com/CB22G5ytcB
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In the late stages of the final period, it was William Karlsson who added the insurance goal for the Golden Knights for a 2 goal lead over the Anahiem Ducks. This goal would give Karlsson a new season high with 10.
At the end of the night, the Golden Knights defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a 4-2 final and moved into sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division with a 13-6-1 record for 27 points.
3 Stars Of The Game
Vegas Golden Knights: James Neal (Game Winning Goal)
Vegas Golden Knights: Colin Miller (Game Tying Goal)
Vegas Golden Knights: Jonathan Marchessault (1 goal and 2 assists)