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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Hurricanes – Game 66 – 2023

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Vegas Golden Knights (40-20-6)  | Carolina Hurricanes  (43-13-8)


Jonathan Quick gets his first shutout with Vegas as the Golden Knights shut down the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0.

The Golden Knights vs Hurricanes start of the first period.

Golden Knights vs Hurricanes Jonathan Quick
Photo Credit: Karl B DeBlaker/AP

The Vegas Golden Knights trading for Jonathan Quick has been paying off nicely, and it continued to pay off as the Las Vegas secured a 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

The main help was from Jonathan Quick, who got his first shutout since joining Vegas and recording 34 saves.

They find ways to win,Quick said. “It’s a fun group to play with.”

Since the trade, Jonathan Quick is 3-0; He has two shutouts this season and 58 in his 746-game career.

I think he’s building confidence in his game, obviously,” Vegas coach Bruce Cassidy said. “Love what he has brought so far.

The Golden Knights have won five out of their last six games and are one point ahead of the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division for first place.

Jonathan Marchessault, Brent Howden, Reilly Smith, and Paul Cotter each scored a goal for the Golden Knights, scoring in every period, and Alex Pietrangelo had two assists.

The shutout loss for the Carolina Hurricanes was their first shutout loss since November 23rd against the Arizona Coyotes.

They hunkered down in front,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We knew that coming in.”

Marchessault was the first to score in the first period shooting five hole pass to Carolina goaltender Frederik Anderson to make the score 1-0.

The Golden Knights vs Hurricanes end of the first period.

Despite the one-goal lead for Vegas, Carolina outshot the Golden Knights 15-9 in the first period.

The Golden Knights vs Hurricanes start of the second and third periods.

Golden Knights vs Hurricanes Jack Eichel
Photo Credit: Karl B DeBlaker/AP

They had a strong first period, but I thought we kept a lot of their chances to the outside,” Marchessault said. “Obviously, Quick was unbelievable tonight, and we were able to get him the shutout, and that’s something our team should be really proud to do for him.”

Reilly Smith extended the lead 2-0 in the second period after taking a pass from William Karlsson and then slipping the puck past Carolina defensemen Brent Burns and then shooting glove side.

Paul Cotter scored in the third period after a 3-on-1 rush shooting from the right post to extend the lead to 3-0.

With just 1:24 left in the third period, Brent Howden scored an empty net goal for a 4-0 lead and secured the game for a victory.

We try not to change our style of play,” Cassidy said. “I think it’s, most nights, goaltender-friendly the way we try to defend. We value that part of the game. The more big saves he makes, the easier it is for everyone to relax if you make a mistake. It’s been a good marriage for everyone so far.

Jonathan Quick faced more than 30 shots in each of the last two games he started.

Quick was unbelievable tonight, and we were able to get him the shutout,” Marchessault said. “It’s kind of easy to get a guy like that going in your locker room. Such a good veteran (who) has been out there for a long time. We’re lucky to have him.”

The Golden Knights vs Hurricanes final score was 4-0, Las Vegas.

The Golden Knights will remain on the road when they play against the St. Louis Blues at PNC Arena on Sunday. The puck drops at 4:00 pm. The game can be seen on AT&T SportsNet (channel 313 on Cox Cable) and the NHL Network (channel 316 on Cox Cable) or heard on 98.9 FM, FOX Sports Las Vegas 1340 AM.


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