Recap: The Golden Knights traveled to Music City for a matchup with the Nashville Predators. Nashville got off to a quick start scoring the game’s first two goals. The Predators had a third goal called back but carried a 2-0 advantage into the 1st intermission.
Six minutes into the 2nd period Alex Pietrangelo cut the Predators’ lead in half with his 10th goal of 2022-23. The veteran defenseman later tied the contest, shooting a dart into Nashville’s net.
Tied 2-2, Vegas heavily pressured Nashville in the final frame but the Golden Knights couldn’t snap the tie. For the second straight game, VGK needed overtime to decide a victor. After being awarded a power play, the Predators took advantage and the first draft pick in VGK history, Cody Glass, sealed the game.
The Golden Knights’ record drops to 47-22-8 falling to the Predators 3-2 in overtime. Next, Vegas will head home for an important divisional game with the LA Kings. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM on Thursday. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The 1st period was a bit of a nightmare in all areas aside from attacking in the offensive zone for the Golden Knights. However, what they did well carried over to the final 40 and they picked up the rest of the game after going behind by two. After a bunch of games in which they didn’t play great but won, this is one where they did and didn’t. Special teams were a problem. (Analysis by Ken)
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