Vegas Survives Barn Burner against Anaheim
For the last few games, the narrative around the Vegas Golden Knights was that they were having problems putting goals on the board, that all changed Friday night.
Vegas held off the Anaheim Ducks in a 5-4 win in Anaheim Friday, March 4.
“We’ll take it,” head coach Pete DeBoer said. “Two desperate teams going at it out there. It was a hard-fought game.”
Vegas prevents Anaheim from making up any ground on them in the Pacific Division standings with this win. Vegas is now 31-21-4 and currently has 66 points on the year.
The next time we will see Vegas on the ice is on Sunday, March 6 against the Ottawa Senators at T-Mobile Arena. This will be a quick trip back home for the team before they hit the road for five straight games on the east coast.
Puck drop scheduled for 5 p.m. and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas. Fans interested in attending the game are encouraged to visit AXS.com for more information.
Center Nicolas Roy recorded a multi-goal game for Vegas in the win scoring two goals to help propel Vegas to the divisional win. Both of these goals came in the second period and were separated by 3:05 of game time.
“When you get the bounces, you start getting them and the confidence gets back, so it was nice for sure,” Roy said postgame.
To put in perspective of just how high-scoring that second period was, the over/under for the game was set at 5.5 total goals scored. There were six goals scored between these teams in the second period alone.
Another key milestone was accomplished in this game as defenseman Ben Hutton picked up his 100th career NHL point when he scored Vegas’s first goal of the game seven minutes into the first period.
This was a win that Vegas needed especially when they are playing a divisional opponent. The standings in the Pacific Division are as tight as they have ever been and every point truly matters when it comes to this Vegas Golden Knights team.
“It’s huge for us,” center Michael Amadio said. “We found a few different ways to score and get on the scoresheet, so it’s a big game for us moving forward.”