We rarely see a dud of a game from the Golden Knights. Tuesday night in Carolina was the first time Vegas had trailed by more than three goals at any point in a game and it was the only game this season where the outcome had pretty much already been decided by the first minute of the final period.
Inside of a game, the Golden Knights are one of the league’s best at keeping games close. They are even better from game to game though, especially after a terrible game.
This year, Vegas has lost a game by at least three goals on five occasions with the most recent game being the fifth. The Golden Knights went on to win the next game on the schedule all four times this year.
Loss vs LAK 4-1 -> Win vs SJS 5-0
Loss at WSH 3-0 -> Win at MTL 6-5
Loss at PIT 3-0 -> Win at DAL 2-1 (OT)
Loss at BUF 5-2 -> Win vs OTT 6-3
Loss at CAR 6-3 -> ??? at TBL
This isn’t a new phenomenon for VGK either. They were blown out in three playoff games last year and went on to win the next game all three times.
Loss in Game 1 vs WPG 5-1 -> Win in Game 2 vs WPG 5-2
Loss in Game 2 vs EDM 5-1 -> Win in Game 3 at EDM 5-1
Loss in Game 4 at EDM 4-1 -> Win in Game 5 vs EDM 4-3
Vegas lost 11 times last year by at least three goals. They went on to win the next game six times and picked up points in nine. Thus, in the last 18 times the Golden Knights lost a game by at least three goals, they have won the next game 13 times and picked up at least one point in 16.
Not too shabby.