Marchessault brings it home with the shoot out goal to win the game
Hey Vegas fans, take those skates off and enjoy these wins. The Vegas Golden Knights took home two victories over the weekend with two shoot out wins over the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders.
On Friday, December 17, 2021, the Golden Knights took on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. They defeated the Rangers 3-2 in a shoot out.
The Golden Knights came out on the ice and started very fast. Brett Howden scored his third goal on the year giving the Knights a 1-0 lead. The goal was assisted by William Carrier (4) and Keegan Kolesar (9).
The Knights had a very good first period against a very good Rangers team. The Rangers are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
Mika Zibanejad tied the game up at 1-1 with his sixth goal on the season. It was assisted by K’Andre Miller (3) and Chris Kreider (8).
Krieder scored to put the Rangers up 2-1 midway through the second period. Zibanejad (18) and Ryan Strome (15) assisted on Kreider’s goal.
The Rangers responded well and took the lead heading into the second intermission.
The Rangers kept their lead for the first 5:30 minutes of the 3rd period. That would change moments later. Dylan Coghlan knotted the score at 2-2 with his third goal of the year. It would send the game into overtime.
Max Pacioretty missed a chance to win the game for Vegas in overtime. He missed a shot wide with 4:32 left in overtime. There was no score which means the game went to a shoot out.
The shoot out was tied 0-0 for most of the battle. A goal by Jonathan Marchessault gave Vegas a 1-0 lead. It gave the Rangers the final shot to stay in the shoot out. Strome’s shot was stopped by Laurent Brossoit.
The Knights celebrated a big win over the New York Rangers, 3-2.
At New York Islanders
On Sunday, December 19, 2021, The Golden Knights took on the New York Islanders and beat them 4-3 for their second-consecutive shoot out win. This marked the Golden Knights fifth straight victory.
Shea Theodore netted two goals and another one in the shoot out. Theodore tallied on Vegas’s first shootout try after his second goal. It tied the game at 3, with 48 seconds left in regulation.
Nicholas Roy scored in the shoot out too, giving the Golden Knights their eighth win in nine games.
“It was fun game to play today. It was nice to get the win,” goalie Lehner told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “It was a hard-fought game. It was fun to win in the shootout.”
Theodore scored his second goal of the game while Lehner was pulled for an additional skater. He made the shot high, just short of the blueline.
With 2:20 left in the third, Jean-Gabriel Pageau put the Islanders up 3-2. The tying goal was tallied by Jonathan Marchessault.
The Golden Knights completed a three-game sweep of New York area teams. They defeated the Devils on Thursday and the Rangers on Friday. Vegas started its road trip by beating the Boston Bruins.
“I don’t think anyone ever predicts you can sweep a four-game road trip,” Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “Our game is starting to trend in a good direction.”
Ilya Sorokin made 31-saves for the Islanders
Robin Lehner made 29-saves for the Golden Knights
Tune in on Tuesday night, December 21, 2021, as your Golden Knights host the defending Stanley Cup Champions the Tampa Bay Lightning.