Golden Knights Fall to Winnipeg Jets in 5-4 Overtime Thriller
The Vegas Golden Knights saw two streaks end with a 5-4 overtime loss vs. the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. The first was Vegas’ three-game winning streak, and the second was an unprecedent run in games that went to overtime. Heading into the game the Golden Knights had won their last 14 games that went to overtime, an NHL record, but that also was snapped with a loss.
Lauren Brossoit stopped 32 of 37 shots against his former team in what was his fourth start in a row for the Golden Knights as Robin Lehner has been sidelined with a lower-body injury.
Michael Amadio (3) assisted by Keegan Kolesar (10) and Zach Whitecloud (5) - 13:05
Michael Amadio gets his 3rd goal of the season to put #VGK up 1-0! pic.twitter.com/zcrT1MEHNI— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM West (@ATTSportsNetRMW) January 2, 2022
The first goal of the game was a case of right place, right time for Amadio as he put in a blocked shot by Keegan Kolesar.
Evgenii Dadonov (9) assisted by Michael Amadio (3) and Brett Howden (6) - 16:59
Evgenii Dadonov makes it 2-0 in the 1st period! pic.twitter.com/sH3UyX7NIk— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM West (@ATTSportsNetRMW) January 2, 2022
Howden makes a good play in his own zone, and the puck ends up on the stick of Dadonov who along with Amadio start an odd-man rush. Amadio passes it to Dadonov who then banks it off Josh Morrissey.
Jansen Harkins (3) assisted by Brenden Dillon (7) - 2:19
Jansen Harkins makes a terrific move to protect the puck into the high slot and snipes one home to get Winnipeg on the board!#GoJetsGo pic.twitter.com/MrndhNTRU2— HockeyDaily365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 2, 2022
Kristian Reichel (1) unassisted - 2:39
Kristian Reichel with the quick release tally for his first NHL goal, stepping up and tying the game at 2!#GoJetsGo pic.twitter.com/qO5q7TtGFH— HockeyDaily365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 2, 2022
Paul Stastny (8) assisted by Josh Morrissey (7) and Dylan DeMelo (3) - 2:28
Paul Stastny with the crafty redirect with his back towards the net to give Winnipeg the 3-2 lead!#GoJetsGo pic.twitter.com/0XSLuDj8Eo— HockeyDaily365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 2, 2022
Andrew Copp (8) assisted by Kyle Connor (15) and Mark Scheifele (12) - 4:16
Andrew Copp doubles the Winnipeg lead, digging out the rebound for a power play goal!#GoJetsGo pic.twitter.com/kaHTQqK5OW— HockeyDaily365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 2, 2022
Mattias Janmark (5) assisted by Zach Whitecloud (6) and Brayden McNabb (6) - 13:37
Mattias Janmark gets the @GoldenKnights within one in the 3rd period! pic.twitter.com/oJP3VaMI3S— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM West (@ATTSportsNetRMW) January 2, 2022
This goal was a combination of a great clear by Whitecloud, and a reception by Janmark. After Whitecloud chipped it up and out from the Knights zone, Janmark fought off DeMelo and took it straight to the house to get the Knights within a goal of tying things up.
Mattias Janmark (6) assisted by Nicolas Roy (11) and Shea Theodore (18) - 19:51
JANMARK AGAIN! Mattias Janmark ties it up at 4 with his second of the evening, deflecting Roy's redirect into the net in the final seconds of the third!#VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/47C5P9D2Gj— HockeyDaily365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 2, 2022
With time ticking down, the Golden Knights were scrambling to tie things up. Chandler Stephenson got the puck from the corner, fed it to Shea Theodore who fired it on net. The puck then deflected twice, once off the stick of Roy, and finally off Janmark’s skate to send Vegas to overtime.
Kyle Connor (19) assisted by Josh Morrissey (8) - 2:39
KYLE CONNOR IN OVERTIME! Connor makes a great move at center ice and turns on the jets, sniping one home to win it for Winnipeg!#GoJetsGo pic.twitter.com/jYXPx5Z3l4— HockeyDaily365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 2, 2022
Three Stars of the Game
First Star — Mattias Janmark — 2-0-2, 16:49 TOI
Second Star — Kyle Connor — 1-1-2, 23:24 TOI
Third Star — Michael Amadio — 1-1-2, 11:49 TOI
The Golden Knights remain in first place with a record of 22-12-1, and 45 points in 35 games. Vegas is off on Monday, and will return to action on Tuesday vs. the Nashville Predators at T-Mobile Arena for a 7:00 p.m. PT puck drop.