Knights drop 7th straight on the road, this time to Wild
The losing streak on the road for the Vegas Golden Knights continued on Monday, March 21 as they visited the Minnesota Wild.
Vegas was defeated by a final score of 3-0 which now marks the seventh straight road loss for this team dating back to Feb. 25 against the Arizona Coyotes.
With the loss, the Golden Knights are now in the second wild card spot and only have a one point lead over the Dallas Stars for that spot. Vegas drops to 34-27-4 with 72 points on the season.
It will be another quick turnaround for the team as they are right back in action on Tuesday, March 22 as they wrap up their brief two-game road trip against the Winnipeg Jets.
Puck drop is set for 5 p.m. PST and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.
For the majority of this game, Vegas kept themselves in the conversation and within reach to win this game. The only goal scored through the first two periods of play came off the stick of left-wing Nicolas Deslauriers for the Wild when he scored with just under 15 minutes to play in the opening period.
Minnesota added insurance goals from defenseman Matt Dumba and right-wing Ryan Hartman to seal the 3-0 win for the Wild.
This means it was a solid outing for goalie Logan Thompson who only allowed two goals and saved 33 of the 35 shots he faced for a final save percentage of .943.
“He did a good job for us, gave us a chance on the road,” head coach Pete DeBoer said.
The struggles on offense continued for the Golden Knights as they were able to generate high-danger opportunities at the net but could not slide the puck past the blockers of goalie Cam Talbot.
He finished the evening saving all 28 shots he faced on goal and was named one of the stars of the game.
“We’re desperate right now,” defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. “We know where we are in the standings. We know what we need to do to get into the playoffs.”