Vegas uses third period comeback to beat Dallas
Stop me if you’ve heard this before this season, the Vegas Golden Knights were trailing by multiple goals and yet, they still won.
Vegas walked away with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Stars Wednesday, Dec. 8 from the T-Mobile Arena.
The win gave the team victory No. 15 on the year for the VGK and draws them closer to the top of the Pacific Division.
The next game for the Golden Knights will be Friday, Dec. 10 against the Philadelphia Flyers from the T-Mobile Arena.
The game can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.
It was a win nonetheless for the Knights, but some might consider one of the uglier but fun wins for the team.
This game saw a lot of rare occasions happen for the Golden Knights.
To start, goalie Robin Lehner was pulled out of the game in a non-empty net situation for the first time this season.
Lehner’s benching came after the Knights gave up their third power play goal of the game and were trailing 3-1.
This game marked the first time in franchise history that they have given up three or more power play goals in a single game.
With Vegas facing a 3-1 deficit about halfway through the game, it was time for backup goalie Laurent Brossoit to come into the game in relief of Lehner and help keep his team within reach of Dallas.
The change seemed to spark the team in the second period as center Jonathan Marchessault scored his eleventh goal of the season in the closing minutes of the period to make it a 3-2 deficit for Vegas heading into the third period.
In a similar situation from earlier in the game, with roughly 12 minutes to play in the game, the VGK found themselves trailing by two goals after center Joe Pavelski scored his ninth of the season for Dallas to make it 4-2.
This would spark a massive response from the Golden Knights who would use the next seven minutes of regulation to score three separate times which included captain Mark Stone’s second goal of the game and a goal by left-wing Max Pacioretty to extend his scoring streak to six games.