Recap: The Golden Knights fought off the Boston Bruins for the better part of the opening period, but the scoring picked up with five minutes remaining. The Bruins scored three quick goals in a three-minute span to take a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
The tables completely turned in the middle frame and the Golden Knights came firing back. Paul Cotter opened the scoring for Vegas and minutes later Alex Pietrangelo recorded his 600th career point, getting his team within one. The Bruins regained their two-goal advantage at the 16:32 mark of the period but Michael Amadio recorded his 11th goal of 2023-24 a minute later. After two periods of action, the home team held a 4-3 edge.
Early in the final frame, the Golden Knights tied the game 4-4 after Chandler Stephenson answered with a shorthanded breakaway. Boston was awarded a late-game power play and with under five minutes remaining the home team regained their lead.
The Golden Knights record drops to 33-20-7 falling to the Bruins 5-4 in Boston. Vegas will continue their five-game road trip on Saturday evening in Buffalo. Puck drop against the Sabres is scheduled for 4 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: A disaster in the 1st period put the Golden Knights in a hole that was ultimately too deep. They could not keep the Bruins away from the slot in the 1st and it meant three goals. Then, Vegas flipped the script in the 2nd and they were the ones throwing the kitchen sink at Boston. A shorty in the 3rd nearly rescued it but going down that much to a good team is a bad recipe. (Analysis by Ken)
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