After last night’s victory in Philadelphia, the Golden Knights are 6-4-0 without 40-point producing forward James Neal. At times during the 10-game intermittent stretch, Vegas has struggled to put the puck in the net. For instance, the Golden Knights have been shutout or held to one goal nine games this season, three of them have been in Neal’s absence.
Without Neal, the Golden Knights have scored 31 goals in those 10 games. Forwards Alex Tuch, Ryan Carpenter and Cody Eakin stepped up offensively for Vegas. Plus, all three Tomas’s lit the lamp, and the blue line added some help on the scoreboard as well over this span.
VGK “Bottom-6″/Defenseman Goals During Neal’s Absence
02/19: Lost 2-0 vs. Anaheim
02/21: Won 7-3 vs. Calgary
Goals by Ryan Carpenter, Alex Tuch, Luca Sbisa, Tomas Nosek, Cody Eakin
02/23: Won 6-3 vs. Vancouver
Goals by Tomas Hyka, Tomas Nosek
02/27: Lost 4-1 vs. LA
03/02: Lost 5-4 vs. Ottawa
Goals by Colin Miller, Carpenter