Recap: The Golden Knights were hoping to get back on track before the bye week with a visit to Long Island, NY. Logan Thompson was strong in net holding the Islanders scoreless in the 1st period. After the opening 20 minutes the game was locked in a 0-0 tie.
The scoring picked up in the middle frame with both teams matching goals. Early on in the period the Islanders took the first lead of the game, but William Carrier evened the score for Vegas with 3:52 remaining in the second period. After 40 minutes, the game was locked 1-1.
Both goaltenders were excellent in the final period, keeping the game tied for the entire period to force overtime. Late in OT, New York ripped one by Thompson to win 2-1 on home ice.
The Golden Knights’ record drops to 29-18-4 losing 2-1 to the Islanders. Vegas will have nine days off to rest and prepare for the remainder of the regular season. Their next game will be on February 7th against the Predators in Nashville.(Recap by Jason)
Analysis: It was very much what you’d expect between two teams who cannot buy a goal right now. The chances were there all night from both teams and VGK worked through a typically tight Isles neutral zone most of the game but either couldn’t hit the net or beat Varlamov. Logan Thompson was good again, but couldn’t make the one final save in OT to keep the hope alive for that coveted second point. Now a while off, but then two more tough road games on the way out. (Analysis by Ken)
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