Laurent Brossoit made his second start as a Golden Knight and there were a few shots that he would want back in the early stages.
Vegas gave up two power play goals and it proved costly in the end.
The Golden Knights got out to a quick start in Detroit as Nic Roy got on the board in the first five minutes. Alex Pietrangelo fed Roy in the slot and he wristed a shot passed Thomas Greiss.
Shortly after, Pietrangelo was sent to the box for delay of game after clearing the puck over the glass from behind the goal line.
The Red Wings quickly capitalized to tie the game with a goal from the NHL’s rookie leading scorer, Lucas Raymond.
Detroit got another power play opportunity after William Carrier was whistled for a hold in a puck battle down low.
The Golden Knights couldn’t kill the power play and the Red Wings took the lead with a hard wrist shot passed Brossoit’s right pad from Robby Fabri.
A period with lots of special team’s action continued as Vegas got their second opportunity of the period after Mitchell Stephens was whistled for a hold, but a better power play effort was unable to capitalize.
The Red Wings added to the lead with a short-side rip from Pius Suter in the dying moments of the period.
Vegas headed to the locker room trailing by two despite having a _ expected goal share in the period.
The Red Wings added to the lead again mid-way through the second period as Vladislav Namestnkov snuck one passed Brossoit at an awkward angle.
Vegas went to another power play, but it was unsuccessful once again.
The Red Wings played a much better period and they led by three as the horn sounded.
Around five minutes into the third, Jonathan Marchessault got one back with his fourth in three games. After a strong forecheck by he and Roy, he fired it into the back of the net.
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The Golden Knights came up with two big penalty kills down the stretch and they pulled Brossoit for the extra skater with four minutes remaining.
After Vegas pushed for the rest of regulation, Detroit added the empty netter with seconds remaining.
Vegas pushed after falling behind in the early stages but couldn’t muster the comeback after falling behind early and will return home to take on the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday.