Golden Knights Fly Past Ducks in 7-2 Rout

The Vegas Golden Knights faced off vs. the Anaheim Ducks in an early game on Super Bowl Sunday, and were propelled to an easy victory after the offense exploded for 5 goals in the third period to seal the deal. Vegas got off to a quick start when Paul Cotter found the back of the net 2:08 into the game to pick up his 10th of the season.

After 20 minutes of play the Golden Knights had a 1-0 lead and out shot Anaheim 12 to 5. Things picked up a bit in the 2nd period, and Brett Howden scored at 8:07 to pick up his 2nd goal of the 2022-23 campaign.

Toward the end of the period Anaheim got a goal of their own from Frank Vatrano at 16:03. After 40 minutes the shots were 23 to 14 in favor of Vegas, and what followed was a bit of a doozy.

Shea Theodore found the back of the net 1st at 6:40, and Phil Kessel answered with his 11th goal of the season less than 2 minutes later.

Jack Eichel joined in on the fun 3 minutes and 42 seconds after that, and just like that it was 5-1 Vegas.

The Ducks scored a response goal at 13:34, but their attempt at starting a comeback was snuffed out pretty quickly.

Michael Amadio scored at 14:23, his 9th of the year, and William Carrier tallied his 14th at 15:42 to make it 7-2.

From that point on there was no offense, and the Golden Knights rode out the final minutes to victory. The Anaheim Ducks went 0 for 3 on the power play, which means the Golden Knights penalty kill was perfect. Conversely, the Golden Knights went 0 for 2 on the power play.

The final tally for shots on goal was 39 to 25 in favor of the Golden Knights, and Adin Hill finished with 23 saves in the first game played since Logan Thompson was sidelined with an injury.

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The Golden Knights improved to 32-18-4 with the win, and will next play on Thursday vs. the San Jose Sharks.