Golden Knights suffer home loss to Flyers
The final score from this game will read that the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 at T-Mobile Arena Friday, Dec. 10.
Now a lot of fans that might not have watched the game would say that the game was close and that Vegas had a chance to win. However, the reality is it never felt like Vegas had a true chance to win.
To start, the Golden Knights never possessed a lead during the game.
They trailed on four separate occasions with the fourth being the final one Vegas couldn’t overcome.
One area of this game the Knights seemingly couldn’t figure out for the second time in as many games is the penalty kill.
Vegas allowed two power play goals which brought the tally up to five power play goals allowed in the last two games.
Now obviously the defense of the Golden Knights could have their own article alone on just the defensemen for Vegas but for now, remember just one thing about them and that’s how much it costs.
Friday night was one of the more rough games for backup goalie Laurent Brossoit who gave up four goals on 25 shot attempts for a .840 save percentage.
On the other side, you have to tip your cap to Flyer goalie Carter Hart who made 41 saves on 44 shot attempts giving himself a .932 save percentage.
One positive note for the VGK came from forward Max Pacioretty who scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to extend his scoring streak to seven games.
While this might just seem like an ordinary game in December for Vegas that might not even mean all that much come playoff time, there was a theme tonight that has been a theme for the Golden Knights all season, playing from behind.
Playing from behind in the long-term is not sustainable and certainly is not winning hockey especially in the playoffs.
The Golden Knights will wrap up their homestand on Sunday, Dec. 12 as they get set to welcome in the Minnesota Wild.
Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. and as always, can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.