The Vegas Golden Knights sure like to make these games exciting!
The team was in Boston on Monday night to face the Bruins, another one of the top teams in the NHL. And new Golden Knights head coach, Bruce Cassidy, surely marked this game on his schedule, since he coached the Bruins during the previous six seasons.
The Knights roared out to a 3-0 lead early into the second period with two goals from Paul Cotter and one from Jonathan Marchessault. But Boston would not be denied on home ice, tying it up 3-3 with a little over 16 minutes left in the game.
The teams traded chances the rest of the way, with no other regulation goals. In the five-minute overtime, Vegas’ Nicholas Roy was called for a slashing penalty. The Knights had to kill off a 2-minute four-on-three power play. Vegas goalie Logan Thompson would prove himself to be the star of the overtime, making big saves on great power-play chances by the Bruins.
So, the two teams would go to a shoot-out, and once again, Logan Thompson was the hero, stopping all five attempts by Boston. Reilly Smith would win it for Vegas with a wrist shot between the pads of Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman.
Golden Knights goalie Logan Thompson was the hero in a shoot-out victory at the start of this road trip against the Columbus Blue Jackets, stopping six of the seven attempts he faced. Monday night’s Vegas Golden Knights victory ended the Bruins 14-game home winning streak in coach Bruce Cassidy’s triumphant return to TD Garden in Boston.
The Vegas Golden Knights went an impressive 3-1 against some really tough teams on this road trip. What was even more impressive is that they did it without the services of superstar defenseman Alex Pietroangelo and team scoring leader Jack Eichel. They return home to host the New York Rangers at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday night.
Go Knights Go!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
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