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Vegas picks up second straight win on road trip

There’s always been one narrative that players, coaches, fans and media have historically lived by: When it comes to professional sports, it’s always hard to win on the road.

The Vegas Golden Knights for the second time in as many games on this four-game east coast road trip have gone into a different city and walked out on the right side of the scoreboard.

Most recently, Vegas claimed a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils Thursday, Dec. 16 in Newark, New Jersey.

The team now moves to 18-11 on the year and will continue their east coast swing on Friday, against Ryan Reeves and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. PST and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.

An area that the Knights have been consistently trying to improve since the start of the season has been the power play unit and that continued in this game when defenseman Dylan Coghlan tied the game at one apiece in the first period when VGK had the man advantage.

Fans can remember the absolutely horrific start to the year for the Vegas power play unit that failed to score on more than 25 attempts in the first handful of games. Now, Vegas has made improvements to this unit and fans are starting to see this unit score on a more consistent basis.

At one point in time, VGK was up by a score of 4-1 and feeling pretty good about an easy victory on the road.

This “easy victory” soon turned into a tight game within the span of two and a half minutes when left-wing Tomas Tatar and left-wing Jimmy Vesey both scored for the Devils to make it a 4-3 Vegas lead.

Goalie Robin Lehner got the start in net for Vegas..

One final note about this game is that center Jonathan Marchessault recorded his thirteenth goal of the season in what would be the insurance goal for a 5-3 Golden Knight victory.


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