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VANCOUVER CANUCKS 3 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 (4-4-1 9 PTS) – SO (1-0)

Somewhat of a mess of a period from both teams to start the game. Both teams had a power play chance they did nothing with. 0-0 after the 1st felt like the only justifiable score. The Golden Knights got on the board first with a great forechecking play by Erik Haula to set up Max Pacioretty. However, a pair of Canucks goals gave Vancouver the lead back. Ryan Reaves’ second of the year tied it late in the 2nd. Vegas had plenty of chances in the 3rd but couldn’t get one past Jacob Markstrom. The Golden Knights had the better chances in OT, but couldn’t score. In shootout, Fleury stopped the first three but couldn’t keep the fourth out. Vegas went scoreless.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Scored his second goal today, but Pacioretty’s not great in October and December in his career
  • Planning on asking some questions about the 6% power play success rate, not sure what we’ll get back but expect it to be cliche-y.

Three Stars
*** Max Pacioretty
** Ryan Reaves
* Bo Horvat

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2 Comments

  1. Rick

    The key to the game the way I saw it was Vancouver’s neutral zone play making it difficult to use the Knight’s speed to set up and enter. The Canucks seemed to create a wall at their blue line. It was similar to what Philadelphia did to us in game one, and, if I remember correctly, Minnesota did it last season. When we finally got into the zone we had a lot of perimeter shots. Also, it appeared that the Canucks were happy to get a point in the third period. They were playing like they had a one goal lead (while we were tied) and it seemed like they never sent all their forwards into the Knight’s zone keeping a three man wall in the neutral zone. And they merely tried to eat the clock. It appeared to be a really good road game strategy to ensure the point…and then surprise, surprise they got the second point. Did others see it the same way?

  2. Vic

    Yes I did. Vancouver aped what several teams did to beat us last year and this year. Not rocket science, but effective. Their goalie played well and deserved a star. Also felt like our guys had the ‘Vegas Flu’ with too many days between games. Clearly they played down to Vancouver’s level. Time to rise up to Tampa’s level.

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