Mattias Janmark broke a tie within the third interval and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night time.
Vegas erased an early two-goal deficit and has gained 10 of its final 13 since opening the season 1-4-0.
Keegan Kolesar and Reilly Smith additionally scored for the Golden Knights. Laurent Brossoit made 27 saves.
Kolesar additionally assisted on Janmark’s winner, and each netted their first purpose of the season.
After gathering a free puck behind the purpose line, Kolesar discovered Nic Hague, who one-timed a move to Janmark, who snuck in from behind the web. Janmark was then artful with a fast forehand-to-backhand chip shot previous Columbus goaltender Elvis Merzlikins.
The Golden Knights completed a profitable homestand 5-1-0 regardless of lacking top gamers Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, Alec Martinez and Shea Theodore in some unspecified time in the future through the six video games.
“We’re finding ways to win,” coach Peter DeBoer mentioned. “I can’t wait until we’re healthy and we can roll a full lineup out there. It’s going to be on those guys coming in to jump in and continue with the foundation we’re on right now.”
Gustav Nyquist and Alexandre Texier scored for the Blue Jackets, and Merzlikins stopped 32 photographs.
The Blue Jackets had their three-game highway profitable streak snapped. They misplaced to a Western Conference opponent for the primary time this season after beginning out 6-0-0.
Columbus, which was on a 4-1-0 run towards the Golden Knights and had gained its final two in Vegas, had the tables turned after incomes seven comeback victories in its 9 wins.
“We’re a team that has to get pucks in and get on the forecheck and create chances that way,” Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski mentioned. “Obviously if there’s plays there we can make ’em, but it seems like tonight we were just forcing too many plays, not really playing our game and feeding into what they like to do and they made us pay for it.”
Columbus opened the scoring when Nyquist’s deflection of Jake Bean’s shot from the purpose beat Brossoit over his stick 45 seconds into the sport. Texier made it 2-0 at 8:42 of the primary when he took a move alongside the boards, raced into the zone, skated round Stone and slipped the puck previous Brossoit’s skate far facet for a short-handed purpose.
At 7:07 within the second interval, Kolesar introduced an finish to Merzlikins’ good streak in Vegas at 42 saves and began the comeback.
Smith tied the sport early within the third throughout a penalty kill, breaking into the zone alone to beat Merzlikins for Vegas’ second short-handed purpose of the season.
“It was a super resilient effort the last few games,” Smith mentioned. “Every game there’s something else happening, a little more adversity. For guys to come in and be able to contribute, it’s the world for us right now.”
NOTES: With the help on Nyquist’s purpose, Werenski reached the 200-point plateau in his profession, all with the Blue Jackets. Werenski additionally assisted on Texier’s purpose. … Columbus has killed off 14 straight Golden Knights energy performs the previous six conferences. … Four of the final 5 conferences have been one-goal video games. … Columbus has killed off 20 of 21 penalties over the past eight video games (95.2%). … Columbus ahead Max Domi returned after lacking six video games in COVID-19 protocol and was excited his first recreation again was in Vegas. “I don’t know anyone that has come in here and said it was tough to get up for this game. You go for warmups and it feels like a nightclub. Can’t beat that,” he mentioned.
Columbus: At the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.
Vegas: At the St. Louis Blues on Monday.
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