Recap: The Golden Knights were trying to snap their two-game losing streak by hosting the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit got off to a quick start scoring on a tipped pass that VGK goalie Adin Hill couldn’t get to in time. Late in the period, Alex Pietrangelo evened the score at 1-1.
Detroit regained their one-goal lead early in the middle frame after Nic Hague committed a tripping penalty. Midway through the 2nd period the Red Wings extended their lead to 3-1, frustrating fans at T-Mobile Arena.
Vegas attempted a comeback in the final period, but their offense continued to struggle. Detroit blocked several shots in key moments to suffocate VGK down the stretch. William Karlsson made it a one-goal score with 0:47 left in but Vegas couldn’t find the game-tying goal. On the road, the Red Wings handed the heavy-favorited Golden Knights their third straight loss.
The Golden Knights’ record drops to 28-16-2 losing to the Red Wings 3-2. Vegas will next hit the ice on Saturday evening against the Washington Capitals. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: Different game but similar story. Inability to score first followed by a lack of forechecking pressure, and an unwillingness to get to ice in front of the goal. (Analysis by Ken)
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