On Saturday night the Vegas Golden Knights debuted their Reverse Retro jersey which glow in the dark, and most fans probably wish the lights stayed off given what transpired in the 5-1 loss.
The Vancouver Canucks entered the 1st intermission with a 2-0 lead after Brock Boeser and J.T. Miller scored power play goals in the initial 20 minutes of action, and both need just a combined 15 seconds of time while on the man advantage to put the puck in the back of the net.
Elias Petterson picked up his 11th goal of the season in the 2nd period, again on the power play, and a few minutes later Andrei Kuzmenko scored to make it 4-0. To make matters worse, the Canucks scored a final time with a second left on the clock to take a 5-0 lead into the 2nd intermission.
The final period saw some fireworks which included Jonathan Marchessault and Keegan Kolesar dropping the gloves. Marchessault would also find the back of the net to avoid Vegas getting shutout, and his 8th tally of the season was assisted by Reilly Smith and Shea Theodore.
It was a very poorly played game by Vegas which saw them get out shot 36-27, and the team tallied 13 shots in the 3rd once the game was out of reach after putting 14 on goal in the two periods prior.
It was a tough night for a few players, Mark Stone comes to mind as someone who had a couple of chances to score but didn’t, and Logan Thompson probably would like a goal or two back. But in totality the team didn’t do enough to win.
No matter how you slice it, this is two games in a row in which the Golden Knights have lost, and they will now look to regroup as they head on a road trip. The Golden Knights are 9-1-1 away from T-Mobile Arena, and will likely embrace a few games away. With the loss the Golden Knights dropped to 16-6-1 on the year, they are now 7-5-0 at home, and 5-4-1 over the last 10 games played.