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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Capitals – Game 11 – 2022

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Golden Knights (9-2-0)  | Washington Capitals (5-4-0)


The Golden Knights survive again, this time from a William Carrier goal, as Vegas beats the Capitals 3-2 in overtime. Watch the highlights here!


Golden Knights vs Capitals
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The Golden Knights started their five-game road trip by traveling up to the nation’s capital in Washington DC, and facing the Washington Capitals led by Alexander Ovechkin. Logan Thompson was back in net as the starting goalie, and Keegan Kolesar made his return to the lineup.

The first period did not start on the right end for the Knights. A few minutes into the game, VegasBrett Howden got called for a 2-minute slashing penalty, resulting in a power play for the Capitals.

Vegas would end up paying for it when Washington’s Marcus Johanasson scored a power-play goal to make it 1-0. Then, around the 16-minute mark in the first period, the game got a little chippy between both teams when Riley Smith took a nasty hit on the back wall board of the Washington zone from Matin Fehervary.

The hit on Riley got things heated between both teams, mainly Vegas taking offense when players, especially Jonathan Marchessault, got into a tussle with Capital players, which resulted in a penalty for roughing on Fehervary. Towards the end of the first period, the Knights were on a power play due to a holding call on Washington’s Erik Gustafsson, which paid off when Jack Eichel scored from an assist from Chanler Stephenson to tie the game at 1-1 and ended the first period at even.


Going into the second period, the 1-1 even score did not last long for VGK.


Golden Knights vs Capitals
Photo Credit: Patrick Semansky/AP

About a minute in, the CapitalsTrevor van Riemsdyk scored to give Washington back the lead 2-1. Throughout the second period, the Knights had trouble making offensive adjustments. More importantly, they could not keep the puck in Washington’s zone, as the second period ended with a 2-1 lead for Washington

The Golden Knights, known for having second-period struggles, needed to regroup fast going into the third period. This was the longest Vegas had trailed in a game this season. 

The offense started to pick up for Vegas, and at the 14:04 minute mark, the Knights tied the game 2-2 from a goal from William Carrier, getting a nice feed pass from William Karlsson

In the closing seconds of the game, it looked like Washington scored to end the game, but the game clock expired before the puck went into the net. The time saved Vegas, as the game went into overtime for a second straight game for the VGK

Overtime did not last long and ended on a high note when Jack Eichel fed a nice pass to Shae Theodore as he skated past Ovechkin and scored to win the game for the Knights in overtime 3-2.

Great play. Obviously, he’s a skilled player with the puck, and I think if you can kind of read through his eyes and get into a good spot, he’ll find you,” Theodore said of Eichel’s pass on his OT winner.

Logan Thompson ended the night with 19 saves, and the Knights now have five straight victories of the season.


The Golden Knights’ road trip continues on Thursday as they face the Ottawa Senators at 4:00 pm. The game can be seen on AT&T Sports Net.


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