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OT thriller extends win streak to 5 for VGK

The Vegas Golden Knights found their way to victory for the fifth time in as many games on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as they defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2, in overtime. The game marked the first of a five-game road trip for the team.


In a game that Vegas never led until the game-winning goal was scored, the Knights kept finding ways to stay in the game which included overcoming two separate one-goal deficits during the game.


“I didn’t feel that either team was on top of their game tonight, but we stayed in the game,” head coach Bruce Cassidy said.


The Golden Knights stayed in the game and stayed in the top spot of the Pacific Division as the team improved to 9-2-0. Vegas currently has 18 points in the standings and leads the Edmonton Oilers by four points in the Pacific Division.


In addition, VGK is tied with the Boston Bruins for the best record in the league. Both teams have won 9 games, with the latter having played one less game than the former.


The next time Vegas will be in action will be Thursday, Nov. 3 as it continues to embark on their five-game East coast road trip. Thursday’s matchup will be against the Ottawa Senators. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. PST and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas and on ESPN+ nationwide.


The game-winner came off the stick of defenseman Shea Theodore who received a feed from center Jack Eichel with 3:25 to play in overtime. It was Eichel’s second point of the night after he had a goal in the first period to tie the game at one apiece.


“Great play,” Theodore said. “Obviously [Eichel’s] a skilled player with the puck and if you can kind of read through his eyes and be in the right spot, he’ll find you.”


Eichel currently leads the Vegas Golden Knights in points with 12 points through the first 11 games of the season. He is tied for the lead on the team with five goals and is second on the team with seven assists.


“That’s two nights in a row, he’s a pretty special player,” Cassidy said. “When there’s time and space for Jack, he’s one of those dynamic players that people pay money to see.”


For reference, Eichel scored the game-winning goal with seven seconds left in overtime last Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets.


Both goaltenders in this game played strong in the net as they both recorded save percentages of better than .900.


VGK goaltender Logan Thompson saved 19 shots on 21 shots faced for a final save percentage of .905 for Vegas. On the other side, goalie Charlie Lindgren saved 28 shots on 31 shots faced for a final save percentage of .903 for Washington.

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