Remember that first year NHL franchise high five-game win streak? Well Vegas has another one.
The Golden Knights scored three goals in a minute and 42 seconds and outlasted the Coyotes 4-2 win Saturday night in Arizona. VGK continues to lead the Pacific with an overall 14-6-1 record that includes a 6-1 mark within the division.
Tomas Nosek rewarded Coach Gerard Gallant for inserting him into the lineup with a shorthanded goal in the second period to take a 1-0 lead. William Karlsson continued his red-hot play with his team high 13th goal only 21 seconds later. Karlsson is fifth in the entire NHL in goals.
Shortly after Erik Haula scored his seventh goal of the season on a rebound off a Jonathan Marchessault shot to put the Golden Knights up 3-0 after two periods. The Coyotes got on the board when Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s wrist shot from the point beat Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban.
Vegas dodged a bullet midway through the third period when both Brayden McNabb and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare were called for penalties and the Golden Knights faced a 5-on-3 for 1:28.
The Golden Knights were able to kill off the penalties, but surrendered an even strength goal to pull within one with 9:25 to play in the game. Marchessault scored an empty net goal for his third straight 3-point game.
Subban, in his first full action since missing weeks with a lower body injury, saved 23-of-25 shots to improve his record to 4-0-0.
The Golden Knights next play the Dallas Stars this Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas will be going for an all-time NHL first year franchise record ninth straight home victory