VANCOUVER — Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal at 14:14 of the third period, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 at Rogers Arena on Monday.
william carrier scored twice, mark stone he had a goal and an assist, and Pietrangelo had two assists for the Golden Knights (15-4-1), who came from two goals down in the third. logan thompson He made 25 saves.
“We’ve proven to ourselves this year that we never feel like we’re out of the game, no matter the score and the weather,” the Las Vegas forward said. jack eichel, who gave two assists. “It feels like a group on the bench, we never think we’re out of it, and that just shows the trust we have in each other.”
andrei kuzmenko had a goal and an assist, and thatcher demko he made 33 saves for the Canucks (6-10-3), who were trying to win three straight games for the first time this season. Vancouver has lost a multi-goal lead in seven losses.
“That has nothing to do with the systems or what the coaches tell us; that comes down to fighting and competing,” the Canucks defenseman. Lucas Schenn said. “We are being outmuscled and battled in front of the net and in the blue paint. Everybody needs to be better in front of [Demko]. That’s where games are won and lost.”
bo horvat it tied it 2–2 at partial rest at 1:47 to start a third period in which the teams traded three-goal runs.
Schenn put Vancouver ahead 3-2 with a point shot in traffic that deflected off the Las Vegas defenseman. Nicholas Haya at 5:35, and Elias Pettersson he hit his own rebound at 6:11 to make it 4-2.
“We got off really good in third and as soon as we get up at two, it’s like we shut it down again,” Horvat said. “We walked away from our game and just let them come and a team like that, obviously they’re number 1 in our division, one of the best teams in the league for a reason. We took our foot off the gas for too long.”
Carrier scored his second goal on a tight rebound at 6:54 to make it 4-3, and reilly smith he hit the puck from the side of the net to tie it 4–4 at 8:57.
“We don’t want to let it come to that, but the resilience is there, so you take the good with the bad,” Stone said. “Let them off the hook, but you found a way to do it.”
Vegas looked to lead 5-4 at 10:08 on Stone’s shot from the slot, but Vancouver successfully challenged the play stoppage because the puck struck a lens in the corner camera hole 14 seconds early.
Pietrangelo finished off a pass play by Stone and chandler stephenson just over four minutes later with a shot between Demko’s pads to make it 5-4.
“Lots of emotions, obviously we scored and then we got it back, but I’ll tell you something, it’s not easy to win away from home and you have to give credit to our group,” Pietrangelo said. “We were resilient no matter what happened. I don’t think we wavered after that disallowed goal, we tried again.”
Kuzmenko put the Canucks up 1-0 at 11:48 of the second half by finishing off a pass from brock boeserwho extended his scoring streak to seven games (eight points; two goals, six assists).
Eichel had two assists 49 seconds apart to put Las Vegas ahead and extend his scoring streak to four games (one goal, four assists). Stone finished off Eichel’s tip shot at 14:52 of the second to tie it 1-1, and Eichel’s shot from the top of the right handoff circle deflected to Carrier just outside the box at 15:41. to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead.
“There are definitely some things we’d like to fix, but there’s no arguing when we drop two goals in the third period and find a way to win and get two points and in regulation,” Eichel said.
GRADES: Golden Knights ahead Jonathan Marchessault he had an assist while playing 16:57 in his 500th NHL game. …Las Vegas defense alec martinez he had two assists, three blocked shots he was plus-4 in 22:17 of ice time. … Canucks defense quinn hughes he had two assists and leads them with 18 assists this season.