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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Jets – Game 31 – 2022

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Vegas Golden Knights (21-9-1)  | Winnipeg Jets (18-9-1)


The Golden Knights remain dominant on the road and complete the season series sweep in Winnipeg, defeating the Jets 6-5.


Golden Knights vs Jets
Photo Credit: Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press

Due to the growing list of Vegas Golden Knights injuries, the team called up Jonas Rondbjerg, Brayden Pachal, and Kaedan Korczak from the Henderson Silver Knights after placing Zach Whitecloud on the LTIR (Long Term Injured Reverse).

But despite the bad news, the Golden Knights needed to focus as they went on the road to face the Winnipeg Jets at the Canada Tire Centre. Adin Hill got the start in net. Going into this game, Hill is 2-0-0 against the Jets this season with a .942 save percentage and 1.50 GAA.

Adin Hill and the rest of the Knights would be the favorite to keep a stronghold over the Winnipeg Jets this season. Getting a win would sweep the season series 3-0-0.

The first period of action started with the Jets scoring at the 9:22 mark when Mark Scheifele scored after a deflected shot from Josh Morrissey put the Jets on the board 1-0.

The lead for the Jets would not last long, as the Knights would answer back fast two minutes later when Daniil Miromanov scored his first NHL goal shooting a sniper wrist-shot under the blocker side of Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck to tie the game 1-1.


The first period looked like it would end tied until Mark Stone would give the Knights a 2-1 lead with 1.6 seconds left in the first period.


Golden Knights vs Jets
Photo Credit: Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press

In the second period, the Knights were on the power play for the first time with a chance to extend the lead but were unsuccessful. But midway in the period, at the 11:16 mark, the Jets would fly back in to tie the game at 2-2 after a Morgan Barron score. 

The game would be a back-and-forth affair between both teams. Once one would score, the other team would climb back. Vegas would climb back to retake the lead when Mark Stone scored his second goal of the night after Chandler Stephenson forced a turnover giving Vegas the lead 3-2.

The back-and-forth tempo would continue when the Jets scored again after a goal from Sam Gagner to tie the game 3-3. The Knights found themselves in penalty trouble after a slashing call on Alec Martinez.

The Jets went into the third period still on the power play, and it paid off after Mark Scheifele gave the Jets the lead for the first time since the first period, 4-3.

Midway through the third period, Vegas found themselves at a power play opportunity and cashed in when Jonathan Marchessault tied the game 4-4. The Jets tried to find a way to climb and take the lead once again, but penalty trouble was the great equalizer for their efforts last night.

The Knights took advantage of the ensuing power play when Jonathan Marchessault scored to give Vegas the lead of 5-4. William Karlsson doubled the lead when he scored on an empty net goal later in the period. 6-4.

The Jets would score with 1.7 seconds left to bring the game back to one goal, but it was too little too late, as the Golden Knights would win on the road 6-5.


The Golden Knights will stay on the road as they face the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Thursday. They are scheduled to drop the puck at 5:30 pm. The game can be seen on  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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