Vegas Golden Knights fall to 8-4 on the season
November 03, 2017 9:11 AM
by Mark Mayer
As losses go this may have been the best performance of the four, but it still goes down as a 2-1 defeat for the Golden Knights at Boston on Thursday night.
Vegas falls to 8-4 on the season, but losses in three straight games of a 6-city roadie that has proven just as difficult as advertised. Vegas next moves on to Ottawa on Saturday to face the Senators, then the Canadian visit continues with matchups Monday in Toronto and Tuesday at Montreal.
Sean Kuraly scored his first regular-season goal to snap a tie midway through the third period. Kuraly and Riley Nash both scored on rebounds, setting up in front of the Vegas net to put them in position when the puck finally bounced Boston’s way.
Cody Eakin had the lone score for Vegas, which allowed six goals apiece in losses to the Islanders and Rangers in New York to start what has become a 0-3 trip.
At least no Vegas goalie was injured this night. That’s a positive. Another is there weren’t a rash of power play chances by Boston in the third period.
The Bruins closed a heavy -210 favorite so if you took Vegas +1.5 goals congrats.