Recap: The Golden Knights headed to Philly looking to sweep the season series with the Flyers. Despite Vegas having a number of good chances the only goal in the 1st period was a power play strike by the Flyers.
An action-packed 2nd included a major penalty, a lengthy 5-on-3, and a bunch of goals. A second power play goal gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. William Karlsson cut into it quickly with a transition goal. Then, Chandler Stephenson took a major penalty for a cross-check and was ejected from the game. The Golden Knights killed the 5-minute penalty and eventually tied the game with a goal from Jonathan Marchessault. Philadelphia took the lead back briefly, but Marchessault scored again with the two-man advantage. The score was tied at the end of two.
No one could crack the code in the 3rd period as both teams had dangerous looks and power play opportunities.
In overtime, the Golden Knights got a great look in the slot from Jack Eichel, but he rang it off the post. The Flyers scored the game-winner shortly after on the other end.
The Golden Knights record falls to 13-3-2 after losing to the Flyers 4-3 in overtime. Next, Vegas continues their road trip with a back-to-back tomorrow afternoon in Pittsburgh. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 PM. (Recap by Ken)
Analysis: Another wacky game on a road trip of wacky games. VGK looked good in the offensive zone early in the game but just couldn’t bury any chances. Issues in the neutral zone and on the PK gave the Flyers chances and eventually a two-goal lead. Vegas corrected those answers and appeared like they were going to come back to win the game, but a funky OT period went the wrong way. (Analysis by Ken)
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