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Golden Knights Fall 2-1 to Islanders in OT, Take Losing Streak into Extended Break

The Vegas Golden Knights are a team that could use a break in the worst way, and that’s exactly what they will have until February 7th after dropping their 4th game in a row, and 8th of the month of January. Vegas was in the second game of a back-to-back, having dropped Friday’s game vs. the New York Rangers, and it looked like it in the 1st period of play.

The score was tied at 0 after 20 minutes, but the Golden Knights were out shot 15-8. Things picked up in the 2nd with Anders Lee scoring 3:52 in, and William Carrier answered with a goal for Vegas toward the end of the period.

This period ended with the Golden Knights out shooting New York 16-5, and that continued the rest of the game. There were no goals scored in the 3rd, but Vegas controlled the play with a 17-6 shot share, and during OT they out shot the Isles 4 to 1, including an unsuccessful penalty shot attempt by William Carrier 26 seconds into overtime.

Unfortunately Mathew Barzal scored on the only shot the Islanders took in OT, a dagger that came with just 31.5 left on the clock. For the second game in a row, neither team involved scored a power play goal, with the Golden Knights going 0 for 2, and the Islanders 0 for 1. Logan Thompson stopped 35 of 37 shots, including 5 while his team was shorthanded, but Seymon Varlamov was just a bit better stopping 44 of 45.

The Golden Knights are next in action on February 7th, and the head into the All-Star break with a record of 29-18-4 and 62 points in 51 games plated.