Recap: It was a night that Vegas fans had been waiting for months. Jack Eichel made his much-anticipated debut in a Golden Knights jersey three months after being acquired. The game with the Colorado Avalanche was instantly entertaining as both teams getting early chances and great goaltending. After the opening 20 minutes the game was locked in a scoreless tie.
The 2nd period picked up right where the first one left off. Vegas goaltender Laurent Brossoit was sharp in the second stopping all nine Avalanche shots in the frame. After two periods of action the game stood 0-0.
Colorado took the first lead of the game :41 seconds into the final period. The Golden Knights had several quality chances down the stretch but couldn’t solve Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper. Colorado added a late power play goal to finish off Vegas 2-0.
The Golden Knights record drops to 28-18-3 falling to the Avalanche 2-0. Colorado spoils Eichel’s debut who ended the night with 22 shifts and 17:24 in ice time. Vegas next faces the LA Kings on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The Golden Knights hung in there defensively as they withstood numerous dangerous waves of Colorado attack. Offensively, it started out nicely for Vegas but diminished as the game progressed. They were settling from shots from the outside and couldn’t generate enough traffic in front. When Colorado took the lead, the Golden Knights pushed a bit harder but never truly looked dangerous enough to score. (Recap by Ken)
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