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VGK loses back-to-back against Avs

For the second time in as many games, the Vegas Golden Knights have lost to a Central Division opponent.

This time, it was at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche who defeated Vegas, 3-2, Saturday, Feb. 26 inside T-Mobile Arena.

The win is the second in a row for Colorado inside the Fortress this season as the Avs leads the season series 2-1.

For Vegas, this is now the fourth loss in the last five games for this team and during this stretch, the team has only collected two of a possible 10 points in the standings.

Head coach Pete DeBoer wasn’t into moral victories last night and kept a very cut and dry mindset.

“We’re in the point business,” he said. “So it’s disappointing.”

Center Jonathan Marchessault also put an emphasis on the team needing to play better.

“It’s adversity that we’re facing and we better get out of it,” he said.

With the loss, Vegas falls to 29-20-4 on the year with 62 points.

With Calgary beating Minnesota, this means the Knights now trail the Flames by six points in the Pacific Division.

Vegas continues their three-game homestand on Tuesday, March 1 as they get set to welcome in the San Jose Sharks.

Puck drop for that game is set for 7 p.m. and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.

This was another game for Vegas where they were able to establish a fast start in the first period and get out to an early lead.

After 10 minutes of play, Vegas found themselves up 2-0 with goals from Marchessault and fellow center Chandler Stephenson. Vegas also had twice as many shots on goal as Colorado during this time frame.

The game suddenly flipped in the third period when left-wing J.T. Compher and center Nathan MacKinnon scored goals for Colorado 26 seconds apart to give the Avalanche a 3-2 lead and eventually win over Vegas.

It was a quiet night for goalie Laurent Brossoit in net for Vegas last night who got the start in back to back games for the team. He recorded 18 saves on 21 attempts for a final save percentage of .857.

The Knights finished the night with 36 shots on goal compared to 21 for the Avalanche.

This is also the fourth time in five games that Vegas has been held below three goals in a game and two straight games where they didn’t score at least three goals after shooting over 35 shots on goal.


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