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Knights lose lopsided game against Flames

For the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, Feb. 9 felt like a coming back down to earth moment for the team as they were defeated by the Calgary Flames, 6-0.

This loss comes one day after Vegas found themselves on the right end of a shutout when they beat Edmonton 4-0.

This loss now puts the Vegas record at 28-17-3 on the year, giving them a total of 59 points. The team still clings on to a now more narrow Pacific division lead.

The Golden Knights will have just under a week off before their next game which is against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PST and can be seen nationally on TNT.

This was the first time in over a week that goalie Robin Lehner had taken the ice for the Golden Knights and it was seemingly a rusty night for the Vegas goaltender.

Lehner gave up six goals on 33 shot attempts for a final save percentage of .818, one of the lowest save percentages he’s posted all season.

On the other side of the rink, Calgary goalie Jacob Markstrom continues to add to an already impressive season as he recorded his eighth shutout of the year for Calgary.

The game seemingly felt like it was over before it was really even started.

Calgary used a big first period to set the tone and jump out to an early lead. In the first 15 minutes of play, the Flames grabbed a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission and never looked back.

“There’s no excuse for how we started the game,” head coach Pete DeBoer said.

Center Mikael Backlund led the way for the Flames with one goal and three assists to be the first star of the night.

Markstrom and left-wing Matthew Tkachuk were named the second and third stars of the night respectively.


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