(Photo by Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Las Vegas–The Golden Knights continued their road swing with a stop over in the Nations Capital as they faced off against General Manager George McPhee former club Washington.

For the first two games on the road trip the Golden Knights defeated the Calgary Flames in come from behind fashion with a 4-2 win, then beating Winnipeg in overtime 3-2, and falling to the Wild 5-2.

In their last matchup back in Vegas, the Golden Knights beat the Capitals 3-0 where Marc-André Fleury recorded his 4th shutout against Washington in his playing career.

7:22 into the game it was the Washington Capitals getting on the scoreboard first when Jay Beagle sent a back feed pass to Chandler Stephenson. Stephenson took the puck and went into Vegas’s end and went upstairs far side on Fleury for the 1-0 Capitals lead.

Later in the 1st, the Golden Knights tied the game up and getting it done was the newest member of the team in Ryan Carpenter. Carpenter connected off of a beautiful pass from Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and redirected the puck and put the rubber past Philipp Grubauer with less than 3 minutes to go in the first.

This would give Carpenter his first goal in a Golden Knights uniform since being claimed off the waiver wire from the San Jose Sharks.

In the middle frame, the Capitals would retake the lead once again as it would be defenseman Matt Niskanen taking seem pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov. Niskanen’s strike went glove side on Fleury for a 2-1 Washington lead.

Vegas would them tie the game up yet again as the no quit Golden Knights would score their 10th power play goal in 16 chances in the last 6 games.

Making it happen for Vegas was Reilly Smith. Smith after three whacks of the puck would get it past Grubauer on the third try for a 2-2 score at the 18:53 mark. For Smith he would record his 15th of the year.

The Capitals would get the lead back one more time in the opening minute of the 3rd period when Nicklas Backstrom cashed in a feed by Christian Djoos and went backdoor on Fleury that made it a 3-2 game.

Less than 10 minutes into the 3rd period Vegas’s Smith would collect the puck from Jonathan Marchessault. Smith walked into Washington’s end and knotted the game back up a 3-3 by beating Grubauer stick side high for his 16th of the season.

After going 11 games without scoring a goal since the Chicago Blackhawks contest in the Windy City, Alex Tuch finally put himself back on the scoresheet during an intense battle in the front Grubauer. Tuch would sneak the puck past the Capitals backup for a 4-3 Vegas lead and his 10th of the campaign.

Tuch’s goal would be the game winner as the Golden Knights would sweep the short season series over the Washington Capitals 2 games to zero.

On the road trip Vegas improved to 3-1-0 and 35-13-4 overall league wide in the standings with 74 points, one behind the top dog Tampa Bay Lightning.

They would also set a 16-10-2 record away from “The Fortress” with their 4-3 bounce back win over the Washington Capitals and sweep the season series on McPhee’s former club.

For Fleury he earned his 22nd win lifetime against the Washington Capitals with his 20 save performance on 23 shots he faced and moved into 13th place ahead of Dominik Hasek with 390 career victories.

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The Golden Knights would finish off the day going a perfect 1/1 on the man advantage. Their power play game as of late over the course of the last 6 games would be recorded a 62.5%.

Vegas continues their road trip with a stop in Pittsburgh as Fleury takes on the Penguins for the first time in the city he played in for a long time this coming Tuesday.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: Reilly Smith (2 goals)

Vegas Golden Knights: Alex Tuch (game winning goal)

Vegas Golden Knights: Ryan Carpenter (1 goal and 1 assist)

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