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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Flyers – Game 29 – 2022

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Vegas Golden Knights (20-8-1)  | Philadelphia Flyers   (9-13-6)


Jonathan Marchessault is the unsung hero in Overtime, as the Golden Knights win at the Fortress, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.


Golden Knights vs Flyers
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The Knights were back in action and back in their Reverse Retro uniforms at The Fortress Friday night to take on another Metropolitan division opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The Knights were looking to regroup and rebound back from their lackluster loss against the New York Rangers this past Wednesday night.

Jack Eichel was finally back in action after missing the last two games due to a lower-body injury. Adin Hill was in net for Vegas, going head-to-head with Flyers goaltender Carter Hart.

The first period of action pretty much had no action as much during the first 10 minutes of the period. But that narrative changed when William Carrier scored from winning a loose battle to getting an open score to put the Knights on the board first, 1-0.

The Knights overall are 6-1-1 whenever William Carrier scores first in a game. The Knights were able to control the lead 1-0 going into the second period.

Jack Eichel was quiet in the first period but stepped up offensively in the second period, and the game was pretty quiet even though both teams got some excellent opportunities.


Photo Credit: John Locher/AP

With the Knights going into the second period with the lead, they were looking to step up the tempo and extend the lead. But that tempo was shown by the Flyers when Scott Laughton scored after taking advantage of a turnover from Adin Hill to tie the game 1-1.

Midway into the second period, the Knights were on the power play but could not take advantage of the opportunity as the second period ended 1-1.

Going into the third period, with the game tied, it remained deadlocked and scoreless. The Knights were again on the power play and had a good chance when William Karlsson shot a one-timer but was robbed by Carter Hart to keep the game tied.

The game would go into overtime, with both teams getting a point. The Flyers were getting too many chances on offense, and to make things worse, Shae Theodore would leave the game due to an on-ice collision which to appeared to be a knee-to-knee hit from a player on the Flyers.

Just a couple of minutes later, the tide would turn in favor of Vegas when Jonathan Marchessault intercepted a pass and took the puck coast-to-coast with a Flyer defender behind to score a backhand shot to give the Golden Knights the win 2-1. The goal from Marchessault would be his 8th game-winning goal in overtime overall as a Golden Knight.

The victory for the Golden Knights puts them back in the win column, but more importantly, they got a win at home, which is the biggest takeaway since they were struggling at home recently. “It’s nice to win at home, first of all. It’s been a while,” says Vegas head coach Bruce Cassidy. The win at home should be something that should build up Vegas, especially for the next game in their rematch with the Boston Bruins.


The Golden Knights have a big rematch at the Fortress on Sunday as they play against the Boston Bruins at T-Mobile Arena. They are scheduled to drop the puck at 5:00 pm. The game can be seen on the NHL Network (channel 316 on Cox Cable) and AT&T SportsNet (channel 313 on Cox Cable) or heard on 98.9 FM, FOX Sports Las Vegas 1340 AM.


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– Jonathan Randall – Franchise Sports Media

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