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McDavid’s OT winner sinks Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights suffered their first overtime loss of the year on Saturday, Nov. 19 as they lost to the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3.

“We want two points, we’re a good overtime team,” head coach Bruce Cassidy said. “If we start a little better and a little cleaner maybe we get the two but at the end of the day, we’ll take the one and head to Vancouver.”

This is also the first game where the Golden Knights have scored three or more goals and lost this season. Before this game, when Vegas scored three or more goals in a game, they were 12-0.

With the overtime loss, the Golden Knight now sit at 14-4-1 on the year with 29 points in the Pacific Division. Vegas still holds a five-point lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the division but now have dropped to having the third most points in the league. Boston and New Jersey each have 32 and 30 points respectively.

The Golden Knights will conclude their Western Canada trip on Monday as they play the Vancouver Canucks. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas and on ESPN+ nationwide.

Center Connor McDavid scored the overtime goal for Edmonton to finish the game with two points (one goal and one assist). Fellow center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the top point scorer for Edmonton as he racked up three points. All his points came off assists.

Vegas captain Mark Stone led the scoring charge for the Knights with two goals. One of Stone’s goals came on a penalty shot which according to the VGK Communications team, was the fourth penalty shot goal in VGK history (10th attempt). It was the first penalty shot goal of the year for the Knights (second attempt).

“I thought we were really good most of the game 5-on-5,” Stone said.

Vegas killed two of the three penalties they faced. The VGK power play finished 0-for-3 in the game.

Center Jack Eichel notched his 22nd point of the season with an assist on Stone’s game-tying goal in the third period.

Defenseman Shea Theodore finished his night for Vegas with two points with both coming off assists. Theodore assisted on right-wing Keegan Kolesar’s goal and Stone’s second goal which tied the game at three. Theodore now has 14 points on the season (three goals and 11 assists).

“I thought we had a good push back in the third,” Theodore said. “We started to get on the forecheck a little bit more and we had them on their heels for a little bit. It’s good to at least get the one point out of it.”


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