Recap: The Golden Knights hosted the Florida Panthers for a midweek out-of-conference matchup. Florida got on the scoreboard early after Vegas’ net dislodged 2:02 into the game. The refs awarded the Panthers a goal after a lengthy review. Florida held a tight 1-0 edge heading into the 1st intermission.
Nic Roy evened the score 4:08 into the middle frame, scoring his 8th goal of the season. Later in the period Florida regained their one-goal lead on the power play. The home team trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes of action.
Vegas killed off a 5-on-3 to stay within one in the final period. Minutes later Jack Eichel flipped one over Florida’s goalie to tie the game 2-2. Late in the game William Carrier crashed the net and recorded the game-winning goal. William Karlsson sealed the deal with an empty-net goal.
The Golden Knights’ record improves to 28-13-2 defeating the Panthers 4-2. Next, Vegas will welcome Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: It was a fairly evenly played game overall with both teams having stretches of controlling the game. Bobrovsky made life difficult on the Golden Knights for a while, but they found a way to break through as the game went on. Really strong win in a spot where it easily could have gotten away. Offside challenge and a 5-on-3 kill were key. (Analysis by Ken)
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