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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Canadiens – Game 13 – 2022

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Golden Knights (11-2-0)  | Montreal Canadiens (5-6-0)


The Golden Knights win their seventh straight game. The offense dominated in a 6-4 win over the  Montreal Canadiens, placing Vegas atop 1st overall in the NHL.


Golden Knights vs Canadiens
Photo Credit: Graham Hughes/AP

The Vegas Golden Knights showed true dominance on the road against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre, defeating them 6-4 extending the road trip record to 3-0, and making their overall win streak to lucky number 7.

Since Bruce Cassidy started Logan Thompson the last two games, it was now Adin Hill’s time to be in net tonight, as he ended the night with 27 saves and has a 5-0-0 record.

The “energy line,” the 4th line of Will Carrier, Nicolas Roy, and Keegan Koselar, played spectacularly throughout the whole game, a line that Cassidy likes to start at the beginning of games on the road. Nicolas Hague was the first to score for VGK, putting them ahead 1-0. The lead wouldn’t last long when Canadiens’ Cole Caulfield tied the game at 1-1 when he fired a one-timer off a cross-ice pass from Kirby Dach past Hill for his eighth on the season. The fourth line during the first period was 11-2 in attempts and 4-1 in shots on goal. 

The third line during the first period struggled, going 0-5 in shot attempts and 0-4 shots on goal, but those issues were laid to rest in the second period. The offense picked everything up at the 2:24 mark when Riley Smith scored his third goal of the year from an assist from William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault, giving the Knights back the lead 2-1.

The assist from Marchessault gave him his 300th point becoming the first player in franchise history to reach the mark, “It’s always nice,Marchessault said. “Obviously, I have been here since the first game, and it’s a good achievement, but I mean, it’s nothing like the Ironman (streak) or anything.

The Knights remained to contain the lead throughout the period. Any of the issues they had in the previous period were solved in the second by dominating the offensive puck possession.


The Knights’ offensive fury dominates


Golden Knights vs Canadiens
Photo Credit: Graham Hughes/AP

VGK’s lead going into the third was once again tied by a Canadiens goal from Nick Suzuki to put the game at 2-2. Vegas then scored three consecutive goals in 3:50 of the third to take a 5-2 lead; Nicolas Hague, Jonathan Marchessault, and Keegan Kolesar each had a goal and an assist. Smith put Vegas up 3-2 with his second goal of the game on a power play at 4:45. Kolesar then made it 4-2 at 8:14 when Hague’s shot from the left point deflected off him past Allen.

Nicolas Roy scored the Golden Knights’ second goal in 21 seconds at 8:35 to extend the lead to 5-2.  About two minutes later, Suzuki cut it to 5-3 with his second goal of the period on a power play at 10:21. Later, Jonathan Marchessault struck again, scoring the final goal for Vegas to make it 6-3 at 13:19 with Vegas‘ second power-play goal before Jurai Slafkovsky scored for Montreal at 15:21 for the 6-4 score. Vegas would close it out to secure their seventh straight victory.

We cannot take (winning) for granted,” Marchessault said. “I think winning in that league is pretty hard. We got a reality check last year, but I think we’ve got to have more of that mentality of just working hard and taking it one game at a time, and if we keep that mentality, I think we’ll be fine this year.

The Golden Knights, seventh straight win now puts them in first place overall atop the NHL. With two more road games left, the Knights are right now on the right step to make this the redemption season that Las Vegas deserves.


The Golden Knights’ road trip continues on Tuesday as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Scotia Bank Arena. They are scheduled to drop the puck at 4:00 pm, and the game can be seen on AT&T Sports Net (channel 313 on Cox Cable) or can be heard on 98.9 FM, FOX Sports Las Vegas 1340 AM.


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