Recap: The Golden Knights hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets for a Sunday afternoon matchup. Vegas opened the scoring 5:15 in the first frame. Phil Kessel scored his 12th goal on the season on VGK’s first power play.
Columbus tied the game 0:37 into the 2nd period but Vegas’ offense exploded ten minutes later. Jack Eichel broke the tie, Pavel Dorofeyev, Zach Whitecloud and Eichel again stretched the Golden Knights lead to 5-1.
The Golden Knights continued to attack in the final frame. Paul Cotter scored his 13th goal off a direct feed from Chandler Stephenson and midway through the period Eichel completed his hat trick.
The Golden Knights’ record improves to 43-21-6 defeating the Blue Jackets 7-2. Vegas will hit the road a for a three game set in Western Canada. First stop will be in Vancouver on Tuesday night. Puck drop against the Canucks is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: Some time in the middle of the 2nd period the Golden Knights realized they were playing the Blue Jackets. At that moment, they just started whipping shots on net from any and all angles. Naturally, as they’ve been doing all season, the Blue Jackets goalies did not stop most of them. Thus, VGK won… easily. Patera was pretty good too. And Eichel had a hat trick. (Analysis by Ken)
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