Recap: The Golden Knights traveled east for a five-game road trip beginning in Washington. The opening period was disrupted by multiple penalties by Vegas. Washington opened the scoring late in the period to carry a 1-0 advantage into the first intermission.
Vegas went down a man in the middle frame after Paul Cotter was ejected for a check to the head misconduct. Vegas successfully killed off Cotter’s five-minute major but their offense couldn’t get going. After 40 minutes the Capitals held on to a 1-0 lead.
The reigning Stanley Cup champions continued to miss opportunities in the final frame and failed to come up with the tying goal. The Capitals tacked on two insurance goals in the final minute to seal the game.
The Golden Knights record drops to 12-3-1 losing 3-0 to the Capitals. Vegas will next face the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Puck drop against the Canadiens is set for 4 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The Golden Knights had every sort of chance you can possibly create in a hockey game. They just couldn’t execute any of them to beat Charlie Lindgren. For all the games where VGK felt they didn’t play their best and won, this is one where they played pretty darn well and lost. (Analysis by Ken)
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Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Jack Eichel
** William Karlsson
* Mark Stone