The Vegas Golden Knights go right back the St. Louis Blues again tonight to finish out a six-game road trip after an overtime thriller went to the VGK 5-4 last night.
Vegas Golden Knights (17-6-1) at St. Louis Blues (14-8-5)
Vegas benefitted from a break when Marc-Andre Fleury came off the COVID-19 protocols list a day after he was put on because of a false positive, just in time to start last night’s game. Fleury ended up notching the win in a back-and-forth affair that saw the Golden Knights build leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before falling behind 4-3 halfway through the third period.
Fortunately Vegas rallied quickly to tie the game just 47 seconds later and won in overtime with a rare power play goal.
The same two teams go right back at it again tonight as the VGK look to stay atop the Honda West Division.
Keep An Eye On
Vegas Golden Knights
It’s been hard not to notice Dylan Coghlan as of late. He impressed the coaching staff in training camp and was a bit of a revelation this year. He came very close to making the roster initially, and now has shown himself to be someone who deserves to be in the lineup on a much more regular basis. Coghlan has shown himself to be another potentially great offensive defenseman, jumping into the play and making things happen in the offensive zone. As long as he continues to remember the defensive zone is his primary responsibility, he could be working towards the same plane as Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore.
St. Louis Blues
David Perron scored against his old team again last night. Perron is having a fantastic season for the Blues, and seems to up his game a notch when he faces his old team. He’s also currently riding an eight-game scoring streak (5-5-10). The Blues have a lot of weapons and adding Perron has really bolstered the power play, which now has goals in six straight games and is operating at a 50% clip in the month of March.
- St. Louis still has not lost to the Vegas Golden Knights in regulation over the course of the regular season history, going 6-0-5.
- The Blues are now on a seven-game point streak (4-0-3).
- Of the six games in the series to go past regulation, Vegas has won all five decided in overtime and lost the only shootout.
- With his next point, Jonathan Marchessault is one point from 200 with the Vegas Golden Knights.