Recap: The Golden Knights continued their four-game road trip with a matchup in South Florida against the high-powered Panthers. Vegas took the opening lead after Zach Whitecloud scored his 6th goal of the season. Late in the period the Panthers disrupted a Golden Knights power play and tied the game with a shorthanded goal.
Early in the middle frame the Panthers took the lead on a difficult bounce that skipped by Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner. Vegas had two 2nd period power play opportunities but couldn’t capitalize on either. After 40 minutes the Golden Knights trailed 2-1.
Vegas captain Mark Stone missed an open net for a chance to even the score midway through the final period. It ended up being the difference as the Golden Knights couldn’t match the score and Panthers added two empty-net goals in the final minute.
The Golden Knights record drops to 25-16-2 falling 4-1 to the Panthers. Vegas will wrap up their road trip this Saturday in Tampa. Puck drop against the Lightning is set for 4 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: At even-strength, the Golden Knights hung in there against one of the best teams in the NHL. It was the power play that really killed the Golden Knights as not only were they unable to score on multiple key opportunities, but they allowed a shorthanded goal which was a backbreaker. (Recap by Ken)
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