Hurricanes end VGK 3-game win streak
The Vegas Golden Knights saw their three-game win streak come to a screeching halt on Tuesday, Nov. 16 against the Carolina Hurricanes losing, 4-2.
The loss is the first one of this six-game homestand with the team winning the first three games since returning back to the Fortress from Detroit.
This win marked number twelve on the year for Carolina while Vegas picks up their seventh loss of the season.
The homestand continues Thursday, Nov. 18 as it hosts the Detroit Red Wings.
Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PST and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet.
The visiting Hurricanes struck early and often in the game as defenseman Tony DeAngelo found the back of the net with just under nine minutes to play in the first period to give Carolina an early 1-0 lead.
The scoring would only continue for the Hurricanes as it was right-wing Sebastian Aho’s turn to light up the lamp with his power play goal that came with just under a minute remaining in the first to send Carolina into the first intermission up 2-0.
With the Hurricanes dominating the first period, it was the Knights’ turn to control the second.
Center Brett Howden got Vegas on the scoreboard less than three minutes into the period with his second goal of the season to make it a 2-1 hockey game.
With the deficit now cut in half for Vegas, a minute and a half later defenseman Shea Theodore put his third goal of the season past Carolina goalie Antti Raanta.
The second period ended in a 2-2 tie heading into the final twenty minutes of play.
The Hurricanes looked to establish a tone early in the third period when center Seth Jarvis broke the 2-2 tie 1:11 into the final period of play to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead.
The Golden Knights fired off a flurry of chances to try and tie the game at three apiece, but none of those chances finding the back of the net.
The Carolina lead was extended to 4-2 with 6:19 remaining in regulation when center Vincent Trocheck found space behind Vegas goalie Robin Lehner.