Knights finish road trip 0-5 against Jets
The Golden Knights embarked on a five-game road trip about 10 days ago and the only stat that changed in their record was the amount of losses they have on the year. Vegas dropped their fifth and final game of the road trip to the Winnipeg Jets by a final score of 7-3 Tuesday, March 15.
Vegas now sits in the fourth spot of the Pacific Division with 68 points and a 32-26-4 record as they trail Edmonton by two points, Los Angeles by six points, and Calgary by 11 points. The Knights also have a rear view mirror full of the Vancouver Canucks who only trail Vegas by one point.
The Knights will be back home at T-Mobile Arena Thursday, March 17 as they welcome in the Florida Panthers for their St. Patrick’s Day game.
The team will be selling their special edition St. Patrick’s Day warmup jerseys at the game. Fans interested in attending the game are encouraged to visit AXS.com for more information. Fans can also watch the game on AT&T Sportsnet in Vegas. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PST.
It was another first period that Vegas could not quite get right. They had a couple handfuls of chances to score early but could not convert. Winnipeg swung momentum in their direction at the end of the period when right-wing Blake Wheeler and left-wing Kyle Connor scored goals 33 seconds apart from each other to give the Jets a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.
Center Nicolas Roy cut the deficit in half for Vegas as he scored his 11th goal of the season to make it a 2-1. Roy’s goal was met by three unanswered goals moments later from Winnipeg who shot out to a 5-1 lead going into the final period.
Vegas did put up two goals in the first half of the third period but also gave up two more goals to Winnipeg in the back half of the period to reach the final score of 7-3 in favor of the Jets.
Neither Laurent Brossoit nor Logan Thompson had ideal nights for Vegas.
Brossoit recorded seven saves on 10 attempts for a final save percentage of .700, one of his lowest of the season. Thompson stopped nine shots on 13 attempts for a final save percentage of .692, one of his lowest in his NHL career.
“We’re in that spot where we need everything firing on all cylinders,” DeBoer said.