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VGK held scoreless for second straight game

This is not the first time this season that the Vegas Golden Knights have been shutout in back-to-back games this season.

That is usually not a statistic you want to be part of as a professional franchise and the Golden Knights have found a way to be part of it again as they lose to the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 Tuesday, March 22 in Winnipeg.

This loss marks the eighth straight loss on the road for the team and seventh loss in the last nine games.

With the loss, Vegas now falls out of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference standings and are currently on the outside looking in. The Knights are now 34-28-4 with 72 points on the season.

Vegas is one point behind the Dallas Stars for the second wild card spot.

The next time the Vegas Golden Knights will hit the ice will be Thursday, March 24 against the Nashville Predators inside T-Mobile Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PST and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.

The story of this game for Vegas was the first period as it heavily outshot the Jets in the shots on goal category but could not get a goal home. At one point during the period, Vegas held a 17-4 lead in shots on goal.

“Not getting out of that first period with a goal really hurt us,” head coach Pete DeBoer said.

The Golden Knights finished with 42 shots on goal compared to 26 for Winnipeg.

One player that has seemingly shown a sense of urgency when it comes to the playoff race is forward Jonathan Marchessault who commented on the standings after this game.

“We got to ramp up some wins here,” Marchessault said. “It’s just a disappointing effort. We started well, but we got to find a way to play with a lead.”

It was a busy night for Winnipeg’s goaltender Connor Hellebuych who saved all 42 shots fired his way en route to the 4-0 shutout win.

VGK goalie Logan Thompson saved 22 shots on 22 attempts for a final save percentage of .846.

It was also the fourth straight start for Thompson.


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