Recap: The Golden Knights looked to stay perfect as they took on the Coyotes for a second straight game. Vegas didn’t wait long to get their offense going. Defenseman Shea Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo scored their first goals of the season making it a quick 2-0 Golden Knights lead. Marc-Andre Fleury was superb in the opening period preserving the two-goal edge.
Vegas continued to pressure Arizona in the 2nd period. The two teams swapped power plays but neither could capitalize on special teams. Mark Stone made it a three goal game with his second goal of the season. Max Pacioretty slipped a nice pass to Stone for a 3-0 advantage. Arizona scored their first goal late in the 2nd period to cut Vegas’ lead down to 3-1 after 40 minutes of action.
Up 3-1, the Golden Knights went right back to work offensively. Theodore scored his second of the night off a beautiful tic-tac-toe setup from Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith. Just over a minute later Alex Tuch gave Vegas a 5-1 lead on the power play. The Coyotes would get one back, but couldn’t get any closer.
With their 5-2 victory the Golden Knights remain undefeated and improve their record to (4-0) this season. The two teams will meet up again on Friday night in Arizona. Game is scheduled for 6 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The Golden Knights have been working towards putting together their best game of the season and tonight they delivered it. They were opportunistic early when the game was fairly even and then took over as the game wore on. The power play still looks a bit anemic (tons of credit to ARI’s PK) but aside from that there’s not a ton to be upset with in the Golden Knights 4-0-0 start to the season. Especially considering the challenge of playing the same team in consecutive games. (Analysis by Ken)
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