VGK hit their note in Nashville
The Vegas Golden Knights finished up a brief two-game road trip, ending it with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Vegas split the road trip going 1-1 after a 5-2 loss in the first game to the St. Louis Blues. The win moved Vegas to 12-8 on the year.
The Golden Knights will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. PST from T-Mobile Arena against the Edmonton Oilers.
The game can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet.
The first period seemed to be trending toward a scoreless tie at the first intermission until center Chandler Stephenson lit up the red lamp for the Golden Knights in the final minute of the first.
It was the seventh goal of the year for Stephenson.
If the first period was any sign of things to come, the second period proved to be just that for Vegas.
Right-wing Jonas Rondbjerg got the scoring going in the second period for Vegas with his second goal of the season coming only 3:01 into the period to make it a 2-0 Vegas lead.
The scoring wouldn’t stop there for the road team as center Adam Brooks found the scoresheet for the first time this season with 8:48 remaining in the second period to give Vegas a commanding 3-0 lead heading into the third period of play.
Nashville didn’t go away quietly in this game as left-wing Filip Forsberg got the Predators on the board with 14:40 remaining in the game to make the score 3-1.
A few minutes later, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scored shorthanded to extend the Vegas lead out to 4-1.
As mentioned earlier, Forsberg is one of the more dangerous scorers on the Predators and it showed when he scored his second goal of the period with 6:09 left in the contest.
The power play goal marked the sixth goal of the season for Forsberg.
The Knights lit the lamp one more time before they left town with less than two minutes to play in regulation when captain Mark Stone scored his first goal of the season to secure the 5-2 win for Vegas.