Vegas starts Canada trip with a shutout
The Vegas Golden Knights picked up their second shutout of the season off the efforts of goalie Laurent Brossoit in a 4-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday, Feb. 8.
The shutout marked the first one of the season for Brossoit.
As if there was any more added motivation to play well for Brossoit, this was the first win for Brossoit against his former team.
“I definitely was juiced up to play this one” he said. “I don’t think I’ve won against Edmonton since moving on from them, so it felt nice tonight to win and to get a shutout meant even more.”
The win for Vegas marks their 28th win of the season, moving their record to 28-16-3 with 59 points and still first in the Pacific division.
Brossoit saved all 28 shots he faced Tuesday versus Edmonton but wasn’t the only Golden Knights player to reach a milestone against the Oilers.
Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo recorded his 500th point of his career when he scored top shelf against Oilers goaltender Mike Smith.
“That’s a good one for me,” Pietrangelo said. “It feels good to get some of these milestones and accomplishments.”
One other thing to note in this game was the play of the second line aka “The Misfit Line” of centers William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and right-wing Reilly Smith.
This line scored two of the four Vegas goals and were credited with three assists.
Other goal scorers for Vegas on the night were Karlsson, Smith and center Brett Howden. All three were named the three stars of the game.
“For Karlsson, Reilly Smith and Marchy, that was their best game,” head coach Pete DeBoer said. “And they were our best line all night.”
It’ll be a quick turnaround for Vegas as they wrap up its time in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 9 against the Calgary Flames.
Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m. PST and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.