Las Vegas–Tonight the Vegas Golden Knights made their first ever stop to Smashville in their history as they took on the Nashville Predators in the brother vs brother showdown.

For the first time in the Subban family history, P.K. and Malcolom squared off against one another.

It was also the first time in the Golden Knights club history that the dads joined their sons on the road this season.

For James Neal this marked the first return to Nashville since being grabbed in the Vegas Draft by the Golden Knights just days after helped the Predators make a deep cup run all that way the finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Neal spent three seasons with the Predators organization where played 219 games and scored 77 goals and knotted 59 assists for 136 points. In his 22 Stanley Cup Playoffs games he knotted 6 goals and tallied 3 assists for 9 points.

The Golden Knights opened the scoring after David Perron drew the first power play opportunity of the night. This was Perron’s first game back since his upper body injury.

On the power play Alex Tuch after splitting the d found William Karlsson who fired a one timer shot past Pekka Rinne to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead over Nashville at the 6:55 mark for his 15th of the season.

Karlsson’s 15th Of The Year

In the 2nd period it was Neal who connected with a Luca Sbisa cross ice feed and added to the Golden Knights lead as he put one upstairs on Rinne for a 2-0 Golden Knights lead.

Neal’s 14th With Vegas

Less than a minute after Neal gave Vegas a 2 goal cushion, Calle Jarnkrok finally put Nashville on the board after he connected off of a Pontus Aberg pass and faked out Subban to put the puck in the net, 2-1 Golden Knights.

In the 3rd period the Predators continued where left off at in the middle frame as Viktor Arvidsson tie things after cashing in a Kevin Fiala rebounder that brought the contest to a 2-2 score at the 8:04 mark of the 3rd.

With 5:04 left in the 3rd, Nick Bonino gave Nashville their first lead of the game courtesy of a costly turnover by Vegas defenseman Shea Theodore as he buried the puck past Subban to give the Predators a 3-2 lead.

The Golden Knights ended up tying the game up late at 3-3 with 40 seconds left in the 3rd. Defenseman Colin Miller set up Erik Haula‘s one time shot that deflected off of Roman Josi that made it’s way past Rinne.

Haula Ties It Late For Vegas

In the overtime frame we saw great end to end action but both goaltenders put on a clinic that kept it 3-3 and forced the game to be decided in the shootout round.

For the Golden Knights, this was the second time this week that they needed the skills competition to decide the outcome of the game. In the 6th round of the shootout it was Reilly Smith who ended up settling the score for the 4-3 win over Nashville.

Smith’s Shootout Winner For Vegas

For Malcolm he posted a career high in saves with 41 thru 65 minutes of playing time in an NHL start.

After their 4-3 shootout win over the Nashville Predators, the Golden Knights improved to 18-9-1 for 37 points and keep the second place spot in the Pacific Division locked trailing the Los Angeles Kings by 4 points.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: Malcolm Subban (41 saves and a .930 save percentage)

Vegas Golden Knights: Reilly Smith (Shootout Winner)

Vegas Golden Knights: Nate Schmidt (2 assists)

Honorable Mention: James Neal (1 goal)

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