Recap: The Golden Knights tried to break their three-game losing streak by facing the Blue Jackets in Columbus. The home team took an early lead just two minutes into the opening period but Vegas would quickly respond. Jonathan Marchessault tied the game :61 seconds later scoring his 25th goal of the season. William Carrier broke the tie to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 advantage. The Blue Jackets weren’t finished and added two goals in :30 seconds to lead 3-2 after the opening 20 minutes.
Columbus didn’t slow down in the middle frame. They extended their lead to 5-2 getting a hat trick from Cole Sillinger. Vegas kept fighting and cut the deficit to two goals. Evgenii Dadonov tucked in his 12th of the season to make a 5-3 Columbus lead.
Quickly into the final period, Jack Eichel registered his fifth goal as a Golden Knight getting his team within one. Vegas fought all period but wouldn’t get the game-tying goal. The Blue Jackets added an empty netter to seal the victory.
The Golden Knights record drops to 32-25-4 falling 6-4 to the Blue Jackets. The Golden Knights drop their fourth straight and have one more road game before they return home. Puck drop against the Winnipeg Jets is scheduled for 5P PT on Tuesday. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The offense finally started to cash in, but it just so happened to come on the same night they couldn’t keep the puck out of their own net. VGK didn’t have enough urgency in the middle portion of the game and watched themselves slip into a hole they couldn’t get out of. One more chance on this road trip to keep from being skunked. (Recap by Ken)
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