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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Jets – Game 5

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Golden Knights (4-1-0)  | Winnipeg Jets (2-2-0)


The Vegas Golden Knights return to The Fortress and rebound back from their first loss, and get a victory over the Winnipeg Jets 5-2, placing Vegas atop first place in the Pacific division.


Golden Knights vs Jets
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The Vegas Golden Knights returned home to the Fortress to battle against the central division Winnipeg Jets. In dominating fashion, the VGK regrouped and rebounded from their first loss against the Calgary Flames and found a way to get back into the win column with a victory over the Jets 5-2.

Four minutes into the first period, the Knights got on the board with offensive sensation Jack Eichel scoring his second goal of the year with an assist from Reilly Smith to make the score 1-0. Then two minutes later, VGK scored again, this time by William Karlsson, which was also his second goal of the season with the assist from Micheal Amadio to make the score 2-0.

The Knights remained consistent with their offensive fury, with shots on goal and containing the puck in the zone. Chandler Stephenson added to the scoring at the 10:07 mark of the first period with the assist of Shea Theodore to make the score 3-0. But the scoring did not stop when Jack Eichel put Knights back on the board 4-0, unassisted, to get his third goal of the year. Starting goaltender Adin Hill made vital saves and kept VGK in this game. The first period started and ended with the Knights dominating.


A quiet second period for the Golden Knights


Golden Knights vs Jets
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The Golden Knights going into the second period, kept it consistent with shots on goal, adding offensive pressure on the Winnipeg Jets but were unable to get any goals.

The Jets got some shots on goal as well, and it paid off, spoiling Adin Hill’s shutout when Winnipeg’s Pierre-Luc Dubois cut the score to 4-1 in the second period.

The Winnipeg Jets looked to try to make a momentum change in the third period to make the score close. Even though Vegas‘ offense was keeping pace on shots and was on the power play, Vegas could not manage to get another goal in the early stages of the third period.

At the 10:34 mark of the third period, the Jets cut the score in half with a goal from Neal Pionk to make the score 4-2.

The Golden Knights did not let the score nor the game get more out of control throughout the game when Jonathan Marchessault scored an empty net goal to put the game out of reach for the Jets and get the victory for the Golden Knights 5-2.

The Golden Knights thus far have managed to consistently dominate most variations of their games, having outscored their opponents 13-3 in the first two periods. But somehow, get outscored 7-3 in the third period.

Despite Adin Hill giving up two goals to the Jets, he ended the night with 26 saves and a .929 save percentage. Jack Eichel, with two goals in this game, gives him his 32nd career multi-goal game. With this victory over the Jets and the Calgary Flames losing to the Buffalo Sabres, the Vegas Golden Knights are in first place in the Pacific Division.


The Golden Knights will remain home at T-Mobile Arena when they play against the defending Stanley Cup Champions Colorado Avalanche at 7:00 pm. The game can be seen on AT&T Sports Net.


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– Jonathan Randall – Franchise Sports Media

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