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Eichel sinks game-winner against Ottawa

The Vegas Golden Knights extended their win streak to two games after defeating the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Sunday, March 6 from the T-Mobile Arena.

With the win, Vegas is now 32-25-4 with this most recent win and have picked up 68 points on the season and are still battling with Los Angeles and Calgary for the top spot in the Pacific Division as we get closer to the end of the regular season.

Vegas will be back in action on Tuesday, March 8 as they begin their five-game east coast road trip. The first stop is in Philadelphia to play the Flyers with puck drop set for 4 p.m. PST. The game can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.

With every game meaning more and more in terms of the playoff standings, it was critical for the Knights to win this game to stay in playoff contention.

Center Jack Eichel made sure that the goal was accomplished.

With 5.2 seconds remaining in a 1-1 game, Eichel grabbed a rebounded puck and fired it from the left faceoff circle to sink not just the power-play goal, but what would turn out to be the game-winning goal.

“There’s a handful of guys that can corral a puck, get it off that quickly and stick it in the back of the net in that spot in the world and he’s one of them,” DeBoer said.

As you can probably imagine, Eichel was excited by the situation.

“It’s great, you can feel it,” he said. “It’s the first time that I’ve been in this situation like this where every game means something.”

It was also a solid night in net for Vegas goalie Robin Lehner, who finished the evening with 39 saves on 40 attempts for a final save percentage of .975, one of his best save percentages of the season.

Ottawa’s Anton Foresberg was also busy on the other end of the ice as he recorded 40 saves on 42 attempts for a final save percentage of .952.

Center Jonathan Marchessault recorded one goal and one assist for Vegas and left-wing Brady Tkachuk scored the lone Ottawa goal.

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