By Steven Luker
Golden Knights 5 – Rangers 1
The Bleacher Brothers sent a photographer to the game but it was too cold for them to walk outside for 2 blocks. Some of the pictures you will see are taken off the TV in the nice toasty hotel room. The Bleacher Brothers search around to see if they can find a replacement person and lucky they found someone who was in the venue at the start of the game. Bleacher Brothers will always find ways to ask people they can trust to get photos of any events that are needed.
The Vegas Golden Knights got on the board a bit late into the first period the first goal was scored by Jonathan Marchessault who recorded his 19th goal of the season and was assisted by Nicolas Roy who recorded his tenth assist of the season and his first of two assists in the game. The other assist was by Nicolas Hague who recorded his eighth assist of the season. The time of the goal was eleven minutes and 35 seconds.
There was another goal for the Vegas Golden Knights that was scored three minutes and seven seconds later after the first goal. The second goal was scored by Ivan Barbashev who recorded his tenth goal of the season and his first of two goals in the game. This goal was also a power play goal. Also the people grabbing the assists in the goal was Nicolas Roy who recorded his eleventh assist of the season the other assist goes to Jonathan Marchessault who recorded his 13th assist of the season. The time of the goal was 14 minutes and 48 seconds.
Late goals for vegas second period
The Vegas Golden Knights scored two late goals in the period and the two goals came close to the end of the period. The first goal was scored at 17 minutes and 59 seconds and it was scored by Ivan Barbashev who recorded his eleventh goal of the season and his second goal of the game and this goal was a power play goal for the Golden Knights. There were two players grabbing assists in the game. The first player was Mark Stone who recorded his 30th assist of the season and also grabbing the assist was Chandler Stephenson who picked up his 16th assist of the season.
The last goal of the period was scored by Keegan Kolesar who recorded his third goal of the season and two players grabbed the assist for the goal. The two players are Kaedan Korczak who recorded his seventh assist of the season. The second player grabbing an assist was Brett Howden who recorded his eighth goal of the season. The time of the goal was 18 minutes and 24 seconds.
Rangers early goal was not enough
The New York Rangers scored an early goal to start the third period at the 41 second mark.
The goal was scored by Mika Zibanejad who recorded his 15th goal of the season and his goal was assisted by Chris Kreider who recorded his 19th assist of the season also grabbing the assist on this goal was Artemi Panarin who recorded his 34th assist of the season. This goal was also a powerplay goal for the Rangers. This goal was the only goal the Rangers couldn’t score another goal on the Golden Knights.
Towards the end of the game the Golden Knights scored an empty net goal that was short handed for the Golden Knights. Brett Howden scored this goal that was wide open for him and he did it with one less player for Vegas on the ice. The assist went to Mark Stone who recorded his 31st assist of the season. The time of the goal was 18 minutes and 32 seconds.