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Vegas comes from behind in third to win in Vancouver

Per usual with the Vegas Golden Knights, the third period was the explosive period of the game as they rallied from a two-goal, third period deficit to defeat the Vancouver Canucks, 5-4, Monday, Nov. 21.

This was the fifth third-period comeback of the season for Vegas which ties them with the New York Islanders for the most in the league.

With the win, Vegas is now 15-4-1 with 31 points. The Knights picked up three of a possible four points on this two-game Canadian road trip.

With 31 points, the Knights lead the Pacific Division by seven points over the Los Angeles Kings. Vegas still trails New Jersey and Boston for the most points in the league.

Monday’s game was center Jonathan Marchessault’s 500th career game. He finished his night with one assist and five shots on goal.

With 13:49 to go in regulation, Vegas was trailing 4-2 and it was looking like it could be a rather disappointing two-game road trip. Vegas had given up three straight goals in the opening 6:11 of the third period which included one to center Bo Horvat who scored his ninth goal in ten games.

That all changed 43 seconds later when left-wing William Carrier scored his second goal of the game. The Carrier goal started a run of three straight goals for the Golden Knights in a span of 7:20 which included defenseman Alex Pietrangelo’s game-winning goal with just under six minutes to go in regulation.

Pietrangelo also assisted on two other goals, giving him three total points for the game (one goal and two assists). This was the fourth three-point game for Pietrangelo this season and all four games have come in the last ten games he has played.

Carrier also had a multiple-goal game for the first time in his career and has three goals in the past three games.

Captain Mark Stone is the third Golden Knight in this game to have a multiple-point game. He finished with one goal and one assist.

The Knights will return home for three straight games over the thanksgiving weekend. Wednesday is the first of the three games as Vegas welcomes in the Ottawa Senators to the T-Mobile Arena.

Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on TNT nationwide.

Vancouver and Vegas will face off again on Saturday, November 26 at T-Mobile Arena.

Vegas was very active in the opening period but couldn’t generate any goals off the 17 shots on goal. Vancouver finished the period with 8 shots on goal. The Canucks did have a goal in the period but after a Vegas challenge, it was ruled offsides and deemed a no-goal, keeping the game 0-0.

The first goal of the game that stood came in the second period when Vancouver’s Andrei Kuzmenko scored with just over eight minutes to play in the period. Vegas countered with two quick goals from Stone and Carrier that were 49 seconds apart to take a 2-1 lead into the third period.

Center Jack Eichel assisted on both goals which also gives him his seventh multi-point game of the season.

With the goal in the second, Stone now has goals in three straight games for the first time since April of 2021.

The shots on goal for the second period was tied at eight, but Vegas led 25-16 in SOG for the game after two periods of play.

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