Recap: The Golden Knights were looking to snap their two-game skid with a victory in Edmonton. Both teams committed penalties in the opening 20 minutes but neither team could seize the opportunity. Edmonton opened the scoring late and carried a 1-0 edge into the first intermission.
The offenses came alive in the middle period. Mark Stone evened the score for Vegas 1:10 into the frame. Michael Amadio registered his fourth goal of the season but Edmonton answered with three of their own. After 40 minutes the home team led 4-2.
With 6:30 left in the game depth defenseman Ben Hutton scored to get Vegas within one. With time winding down Keegan Kolesar sent the game into overtime with his first goal of 2022-23. Edmonton finished the game in shootout to pick up the two points.
The Golden Knights record drops to 14–5-4 losing to the Oilers 5-4 in shootout. Vegas wraps up their three-game road trip on Thursday with a matchup in Vancouver. Puck drop against the Canucks is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The Golden Knights finally got some offense going as they potted four 5-on-5 goals in the 2nd and 3rd after scoring zero in the previous 14 periods. But, defense and special teams were not quite up to snuff as the Oilers won pucks in front of the net all night and VGK’s PP failed five times. Luckily, a great play by Keegan Kolesar rescued a point. (Analysis by Ken)
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