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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3 EDMONTON OILERS 0 (35-22-8 78 PTS)

Recap: Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers visited Las Vegas for a midweek matchup against the Golden Knights. After multiple attacks by the Oilers, the Golden Knights fought back and stole the early 1-0 lead. Max Pacioretty scored his 30th of the season giving his team the one-goal edge after the opening 20 minutes.

The 2nd was a back and forth defensive period. Each team was awarded a power play but neither could convert. Both goaltenders made some key saves to keep the game tight. After two periods played the Golden Knights held on to their 1-0 lead.

Newly acquired forward Nick Cousins gave Vegas a 2-0 lead with his first goal as a Golden Knight. Shea Theodore would later add to the lead scoring his 10th of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury continued to shut down the Oilers in the 3rd, preserving his 5th shutout of the season. Vegas tripled up Edmonton 3-0 for the final score.

Vegas’ record improves to 36-22-8 four points clear of Edmonton and in first place in the Pacific. Next, the Golden Knights face off against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Game time is scheduled for 7pm. (Recap by Jason)

Analysis: It was an ugly start for the Golden Knights spending a majority of the period in their own end and killing penalties. However, thanks to some Fleury heroics they survived it and ended up exiting the period up a goal. From there, the Golden Knights took over and made it look like the Oilers were on a back to back. Vegas controlled the rest of the game and kept Draisaitl and McDavid at bay. Vegas came in with the schedule in their favor and they held up their end of the bargain for a 7th straight W. (Analysis by Ken)


Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs Edmonton Oilers at T-Mobile Arena

  • A deeper dive into the statistics of VGK players making their debuts
  • A chat with Stanley Cup champion Grant Fuhr about the VGK goalie situation
  • DeBoer’s commitment to experimenting before the playoffs

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Nick Cousins
** Marc-Andre Fleury
* Marc-Andre Fleury

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9 Comments

  1. Vgk2020

    wake up guys… the last paragraph says that the Knights lost. it gives both teams 76 pts.

    Also, Martinez was great in that game, and he has been great all 4 games he has played. He clearly was the #2 star of that game.

    GKG=go knights go

  2. Vgk2020

    the Lehner trade certainly gave Flower real incentive to pick up his game, real internal competition.

    That is what this team needed….a return to topnotch goaltending to make the team complete

  3. Pauly

    Totally inaccurate reporting…VGK WINS, not loses…sheeesh…

  4. Vic

    Using my eyes instead of Corsi…..Lines 3 and 4 are playing very well. We are beginning to see offensive zone possession, sharp passing, grade A chances, less turnovers, excellent forecheck, checking, etc. This turn of events means things are pretty good when the pressure is taken off lines 1 and 2. The former occupants of line 3 need to learn some of the skills listed above if they want to break back into the lineup. Improvement on defense is obvious without #5 and #15….better rebound control, better breakouts, more blocked shots, less horrible giveaways, more control of the blue line in the O-zone, more quality shots on goal, etc. The team is on the same page now, and I only wish the playoffs were starting tomorrow as there will be a few letdowns in the next few weeks against weaker teams. Hopefully the team can be razor sharp when the bell rings for the 2nd season. Enjoyed watching Edmonton on the power play. They threw the puck around like it was on a string…and they weren’t at their best. Very happy they didn’t score.

  5. Tracie

    Hey Ken may want to make sure you proof read your article and make sure you have clippy and pasted the right info.

    • Yeah, I know. Things can get a little hectic on us publishing right after the game. We try to be as prepared as possible but sometimes it backfires. Deleted the wrong paragraph. It happens.

  6. Peter

    Draisaitl and McDavid have 186 points (99/87) and are -18 (-11/-7). Clearly they need a DeBoer type method to tighten things up because their defense stinks and I am referring to their defense as forwards not the defensemen on the shift with them.

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