(Photo by Paul Sancya/ Associated Press)

Las Vegas–Tonight the Vegas Golden Knights continued with their 5 game road swing with a stop over in “Hockey Town” and took on the Detroit Red Wings for the final time this season.

For these two teams, the last time they faced off against one another was back in the first month of the 2017-18 season where the Red Wings defeated the Golden Knights by a final score of 6-3 at T-Mobile Arena.

In that affair Vegas goaltender Marc-André Fleury suffered a hit the head by Wings forward Anthony Mantha in the 2nd period of the contest. As a result of that, Fleury would be kept out of commission for 25 games due to a concussion injury. He returned to action in early December.

On their third stop on the road trip, the Golden Knights entered the contest with 1-1-0 record. They started off the trip with a 3-2 win over Taylor Hall and New Jersey Devils then lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 in William Karlsson‘s return.

Since the NHL Trade Deadline, the Golden Knights knew they needed to turn things around after posting a 1-3-1 record heading into the matchup against the Red Wings.

At 2:24 of the opening period the Golden Knights opened the scoring and getting it done was Alex Tuch.

Tuch had Ryan Carpenter on his left side and the two third line forwards went into Red Wings territory on a 2 on 1 against Trevor Daley. Tuch with time and space snapped it past Jimmy Howard glove side for the early 1-0 Golden Knights lead.

This would give Tuch his 12th of the season.

In the middle frame the Golden Knights continued with their offensive attack on the Red Wings and the next man up for Vegas was Cody Eakin.

The Golden Knights were shorthanded on the scoring play and Karlsson in the neutral connected with Eakin on a 2 on 0 and it was the former Dallas Stars forward that beat Howard five hole to extend Vegas’s lead on Detroit at the 10:40 mark.

Eakin would earn his 8th of the year.

Later in the middle frame Vegas kept coming at Detroit as Eakin doubled up in goals on the night. The Red Wings gave Eakin too much time and space to work with and he ended up firing a wrister shot past Howard for a 3-0 lead. This was Eakin’s first multi-goal game of season with Vegas.

Eakin’s last multi-goal game was back on October 10, 2015 when he was a member of the Stars.

50 seconds later after Eakin converted on his second goal of the game, Tuch did the same as it would be Cody setting him up in the high slot to beat Howard once again for the Golden Knights 4th and final goal of the contest.

The Golden Knights finally received their redemption win against the Red Wings as they earned the season series split in “Hockey Town” with a 4-0 shutout.

They would improve to 43-19-5 for their 90th and 91st points in the standings giving them a 11 point lead on Anaheim in the Pacific Division. Overall in the NHL they are tied in 4th place with the Winnipeg Jets in points.

For Fleury, he earned his 47th shutout of his career and improved to 10-8-1 lifetime against the Red Wings. This would also be Fleury’s first ever shutout against Detroit. In the win, he made 28 stops and recorded his third shutout in a Golden Knights uniform.

The 4-0 shutout victory of the Golden Knights moved them into a 2-way tie with Pacific Division rival Anaheim with 19 road victories in their inaugural season in the NHL.

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(Graphic table by NHL Public Relations

The Golden Knights move on the play the Buffalo Sabres this Saturday for the final time this season. They will also have newly signed college free agent with them in defenseman Zach Whitecloud who is expected to be with his new teammates tomorrow.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: Marc-André Fleury (28 saves)

Vegas Golden Knights: Cody Eakin (2 goals and 1 assists)

Vegas Golden Knights: Alex Tuch (2 goals)

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