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Golden Knights Pull Close Late But Fall 3-2 to Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights scored a goal late to give themselves a slight chance of finding an equalizer, but unfortunately fell by a score of 3-2 at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. The loss was the Golden Knights’ 3rd in a row, and it is the first time such a streak has taken place this season.

Detroit got off to a quick start, scoring just 2:45 into the game, and the Golden Knights spent the rest of the period looking to tie things up. Fortunately, Alex Pietrangelo got the team on the board at 19:23 of the period to even things up.

The tie was short lived, as Detroit scored even quicker in the 2nd period than they did in the 1st. This time they needed just 2:37 as Dominik Kubalik picked up his 14th goal of the year, a tally on the power play, and from that point onward the Red Wings held a lead.

Joe Veleno picked up his 6th goal of the year at the midway point of the 2nd frame, and the score would remain 3-1 until the final minute of regulation. It was at that point a puck deflected in off William Karlsson, his 10th of the year, and for a brief moment some life returned to T-Mobile Arena.

But it was just brief, as Vegas was unable to find another strike in the half minute and change of play. Vegas out shot Detroit 35-24, including a margin of 25-17 over the final 40 minutes of play. It was a tightly officiated contest as one penalty was called, and the Red Wings capitalized on it. Ville Husso played exceptionally stopping 33 of 35, and his counterpart Adin Hill stopped 22 of the 25 he faced.

Vegas is off on Friday, and will be in action on Saturday for one more home game against the Washington Capitals, and they will then start a road trip Sunday with the first stop being a visit to Mullet Arena in Arizona.