Bruins beat Knights in BeanTown
It was not the most ideal game for the Vegas Golden Knights who were defeated by the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Thursday, March 3 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This loss moves Vegas to 30-21-4 on the year with 64 points as they still trail Los Angeles and Calgary in the Pacific Division standings race.
It will be a quick turnaround for Vegas as they are back in action on Friday, March 4 against the Anaheim Ducks. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.
The story of the game has to be the fact that Boston center Craig Smith outscored the Vegas Golden Knights by himself. He had more goals in the statsheet than the entire Vegas Golden Knights team.
Smith recorded a hat trick in the win while right-wing David Pastrnak chipped in two goals of his own to account for all five Bruins goals.
Think about that for a second, one player outscored Vegas and another had the same amount of goals as Vegas did.
“It’s tough hockey this time of the year,” forward Jack Eichel said. “Everyone is trying to win every game, so we just need to dig deeper.”
The last time these teams matched up with each other was back on Dec. 14 when Vegas went to Boston and defeated the Bruins 4-1.
That marked the first time Vegas had won in the city of Boston in franchise history.
Eichel and center Jonathan Marchessault were the lone goal scorers for Vegas.
For goalie Robin Lehner, this is a game that he is not going to want to remember too much about.
Lehner recorded 31 saves on 35 attempts for a final save percentage of .886. On the other end of the ice, Boston’s Jeremy Swayman made 34 saves on 36 attempts for a final save percentage of .944.
Vegas head coach Pete DeBoer made it a point of emphasis to pinpoint a particular part of Vegas’s game tonight.
“There’s no hiding from the fact that we got to get a power play goal,” he said. “It feels like forever since we had one.”
For reference, Vegas went 0-2 on the power play in this game.