Golden Knights 5, Senators 1: There was a game tonight
Oh yea, the Golden Knights played hockey today!
First off, Jack Eichel is a Golden Knight. What a world.
On a day that absolutely nobody remembered there was a game, the Vegas Golden Knights continued their Canadian road trip against the Ottawa Senators with a 5-1 win.
Robin Lehner made his most saves in his Golden Knights career with 38.
The Golden Knights got out to one of their best starts since early as they got many chances from Alex Pietrangelo and company but were unable to get a puck behind Filip Gustavsson.
Vegas killed a Senators power play early in the period after Jonathan Marchessault was whistled for a cross-check.
Ottawa began to turn the tide in the later stages of the period, but Lehner continued his excellent start to the season.
The period came to a close with the Golden Knights out-corsiing the Senators at a 51.1% rate, but Ottawa had more high danger chances in the scoreless period.
Early in the second period, Lehner made a mind-blowing save as he dove to snag a puck off the goal line.
What the hell pic.twitter.com/uUwtSwKpk3— Danny Webster (@DannyWebster21) November 5, 2021
The Golden Knights opened the floodgates after Lehner’s momentum shifting save.
William Carrier opened the scoring with a flubbed wrist shot that snuck by Gustavsson after Chandler Stephenson darted through the middle of the ice and Evgeni Dadonov fed Carrier the loose puck.
Carrier with the change-up ⚾️🚨 pic.twitter.com/Li4P26tRkM— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) November 5, 2021
Shortly after, Brett Howden got on the board for the first time in 20 games played as he deflected a well-placed Shea Theodore pass behind Gustavsson.
Marchessault quickly added on with a back-hander into an open net after Nic Roy poked a rebound from a Nicolas Hague shot to a wide-open Marchessault.
It's-a-me! Marchessault! pic.twitter.com/M8XRRnRME2— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) November 5, 2021
The Senators got one back after a deflection from Brady Tkachuk.
Vegas got a power play opportunity with less than a minute left in the period, but the Knights headed to the locker room with a 3-1 lead after an excellent period.
The Golden Knights carry-over power play opportunity ended in the third period with the Senators getting the lion-share of chances on it.
The Golden Knights quickly regrasped control of the game and eventually got on the board.
Alex Pietrangelo finally broke through for his first on the season with a wrist shot through traffic.
The Senators pulled Gustavsson for the extra skater with around four minutes remained in the period.
Vegas iced the game with an empty netter from Marchessault and will be in Montreal on Saturday.
Did I mention Jack Eichel is a Vegas Golden Knight?