Recap: The Golden Knights welcomed the lowly Montreal Canadiens to T-Mobile Arena and jumped all over them right from puck drop. It took a bit to finally break through but then Shea Theodore opened the scoring and Ivan Barbashev tallied his first VGK goal.
The Golden Knights continued pummelling the Habs into the 2nd frame and got a quintessential Misfit goal from Reilly Smith on a 2-on-1 feed from William Karlsson.
Things went a little haywire in the 3rd as the Habs broke the shutout then started to make a real comeback. Ivan Barbashev’s chin helped him score Vegas’ fourth goal and give them a 4-1 lead but a pair of Montreal goals in less than a minute made things interesting. Jonathan Quick held strong down the stretch and the Golden Knights took home the victory.
The Golden Knights’ record improves to 37-19-6 defeating the Canadiens 4-3. Vegas now head to the road for a lengthly and difficult five-game swing. The first of the trip is in Florida on Tuesday. Puck drop against the Canadiens is scheduled for 4 PM. (Recap by Ken)
Analysis: For the first 40 minutes of the game it looked exactly like you’d expect from a 1st place team against a last place one. But the 3rd period was a bit of a mess and kinda marred Jonathan Quick’s debut. Wouldn ‘t take too much from that game though. (Analysis by Ken)
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