Recap: The Golden Knights traveled north for a three-game set in Western Canada. The reigning Stanley Cup champions began their trip in Calgary to face the Flames. Vegas was forced to kill off an early penalty but held together and later got their chance on 5-on-4. William Karlsson scored on VGK’s first power play. The Golden Knights were awarded two other power plays but couldn’t convert another into a second goal. After the opening 20 minutes, the visiting team held a 1-0 advantage.
Vegas was shutout in the middle frame for the fourth straight game but it wouldn’t matter. The Flames were unable to come up with enough quality chances to find the back of the net. Heading into the second intermission the Cup champions led 1-0.
Calgary evened the score 2:30 into the final period. Both teams couldn’t generate any further offense in regulation and needed overtime to decide a winner. Vegas took a late regulation penalty but fortunately killed it off in OT. The home team eventually ended the game late in the extra frame.
The Golden Knights record drops to 14-5-3 falling the Flames 2-1 in overtime. Vegas will get right back to work tomorrow night in Edmonton. Puck drop against the disappointing Oilers is scheduled for 6 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: Yet another game in which the Golden Knights don’t do enough offensively. They had plenty of opportunities to score and Dan Vladar was good, but they overpassed far too often and couldn’t bear down on the few breakaways. The effort in OT was awesome for the penalty kill, just didn’t generate anything once it got to 4-on-4. (Analysis by Ken)
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