Golden Knights bounce back for win against Canucks
November 17, 2017 9:03 AM
by Mark Mayer
The Golden Knights came up with perhaps their most impressive victory of their inaugural season by coming back from Tuesday’s eight-goal barrage at Edmonton to post a 5-2 victory Thursday at Vancouver over the Canucks.
Vegas never trailed, taking a 2-0 lead after one period on goals from David Perron and William Karlsson. The Canucks pulled even at 2-2 after 40 minutes, but the final period was all Golden Knights with three unanswered goals including an empty netter.
The Knights rank second in the NHL in wagering profits at $1,097 for the season per $100 bet. Only the St. Louis Blues at $1119 have been a bigger money winner.
Eric Haula scored the go ahead goal at 6:27 of the third period with Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith adding late goals for the Knights, who improved to 11-6-1 overall and 23 points in the Pacific Division. The Canucks fell three points behind Vegas in the standings and were ripped on social media for losing to an expansion team.
More importantly Vegas reversed their downward trend of road defeats having dropped 6 of their last 7 prior to Thursday’s victory. Maxime Lagace made his eighth straight start in the nets and picked up his third victory making 19 saves.
The Golden Knights return to T-Mobile Arena where they host the Pacific leaders, the Los Angeles Kings in a 5 p.m. start Sunday.