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Reilly Smith Scores in OT, Golden Knights Keep Winning Streak Alive at 8

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Reilly Smith and William Karlsson Vegas Golden Knights (Photo- Vegas Golden Knights via Twitter)
Reilly Smith and William Karlsson (Photo- Vegas Golden Knights via Twitter)

The Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4-3, 17 points) were unable to snap an opposing team’s seven-game winning streak for the second time this season. They lost to the Vegas Golden Knights (12-2-0, 24 points) in overtime 4-3 Tuesday afternoon, with Reilly Smith scoring the overtime game-winning goal.

This marks the first-ever Golden Knights victory at Scotiabank Arena. It was also the last game of the season series between the Leafs and Golden Knights. The VGK win the season series 2-0.

No lineup changes were made for the Golden Knights. Logan Thompson got the start and faced off against Maple Leaf’s third-string goaltender Erik Kallgren. Both Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov remain injured for the Leafs.

With their first shifts in the game, both Smith and Alec Martinez played in their 700th career NHL games.

Just 45 seconds in, the Golden Knight’s fourth line scored the game’s first goal. Rasmus Sandin fumbled the puck at the blue line, and Will Carrier picked it up with speed. He made a drive to the net, and Nicolas Roy found the loose puck.

The Maple Leafs’ own fourth line evened up the game as they hemmed in the VGK in their own zone. After some puck possession, Timothy Liljegren joined the play and scored from the blue line.

The Golden Knights nearly challenged the play as Mark Stone thought the play was offside. Bruce Cassidy used his timeout to get an extra look at the play, but they opted not to challenge.

After both teams failed to score on their first powerplay chances of the night, the Golden Knights first line scored at five-on-five.

Jack Eichel forced Liljegren to turnover the puck in his defensive zone. Eichel then found his linemates Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone, who went tic-tac-toe back to him for the goal. With the goal, Eichel’s point streak is now at six games.

The second period was controlled mostly by the Maple Leafs, who won the period 2-0. Kallgren had to make three breakaway saves in the game and two in this period. They came against Smith, Carrier, and Keegan Kolesar.

At the other end of the ice, the Leafs tied it with Mitch Marner doing Mitch Marner things. He made a multitude of beautiful moves in the slot to score.

Late in the period, the Leafs tied it with Liljegren scoring yet again. The Golden Knights were again pinned in their own defensive zone and tired. Liljegren jumped in on the play and scored from the point again.

With just 20 shots on goal through the entirety of the game, the Maple Leafs were playing well defensively. The Golden Knights were forced to resort to other means of generating offense. This came on a Maple Leafs’ powerplay with Michael Amadio holding Michael Bunting.

In true Misfit fashion, Smith and William Karlsson went to work on the penalty kill. William Nylander fumbled the puck at the blue line, which led to a Smith/Karlsson two-on-one. The rest is history.

With this goal and the overtime winner, Smith has seven goals on the season. But only one of them has come at five-on-five. He has two goals shorthanded, three on the powerplay, and one in overtime.

Fittingly, in the first shift of overtime it was Smith again who scored. Shea Theodore found him slicing by the Maple Leaf’s defense and he scored on a partial break.

This goal gave the Golden Knights their eight-straight win, their longest streak since their record ten-game streak in 2020-21.

VHN’s Player of the Game: Reilly Smith

Two goals, which were the game-tying and game-winning goals in his 700th career game in his hometown? Say no more.

Up Next: Jack Eichel will make his second return to Buffalo Thursday night as the Golden Knights finish up their road trip with a 4 p.m. game in New York.

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Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

The GOLDEN KNIGHTS are LOOKING GOOD!!
As are NEW JERSEY and BOSTON!!
I am sure that NAZEM KADRI is wishing that he were traded to the DEVILS or the BRUINS right now!!
I am wondering how many hockey fans know that the original name of the LAS VEGAS hockey club was going to be: THE BLACK KNIGHTS??!!
Almost 100% of NHL hockey players are millionaires ( I think that EVANDER KANE with his gambling problem is an exception).
I will be one in 2027 DESPITE:
ONLY a $420,000 lifetime gross income for 40 years (1987-2027)!!
Only about 60% of that is EARNED GROSS INCOME!!
NO INHERITANCE or LOTTERY VICTORIES!!
LESSON: Get an EXCELLENT financial planner EARLY!!!!
It would be interesting to point out that my lifetime gross income is what is 60% of what an NHL hockey player would make for just ONE year at minimum wage!!
A GREAT milestone for JOHN TAVARES!!
400 goals is like hitting 700 home runs in baseball!!
ALBERT PUJOLS from the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS would not be able to beat my 45:53 10KM run for males 230 pounds + BUT I could NOT even hit ONE home run in the MAJORS!!
I did hit about 15 home runs in SOFTBALL for the PURE TOUCH SERVICES (carpet and upholstery cleaning) for AUGUST of 1990 and 1991!!
I got the MVP both years!!
Sorry folks.
the PURE TOUCH SERVICES COMPANY in KITCHENER, ONTARIO.
A HAT TRICK OF DISALLOWED GOALS FOR ONE TEAM????!!!
This MUST be a FIRST!!!!!!!!!!
The LEAFS are now 2-1-2 against the THREE best teams in the league!!!
11-5-5 overall!!!
SUNDIN was GREAT!! SANDIN will be GREAT!! SYNDIN, SONDIN, SINDIN, SENDIN and SAINDIN will be GREAT later on!!!
MARNER: Just another FIVE games for consecutive points and he will have the record for most consecutive points for games for a MAPLE LEAF!!

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

THE FLORIDA PANTHERS.
THE ARIZONA COYOTES.
THE COLORADO AVALANCHE.
THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.
THE UTAH JAZZ.
THE NEVADA GOLDEN KNIGHTS?????!!!!!

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

BORJE SALMING RIP.
How many people remember the sign at MAPLE LEAF GARDENS: BORJE WILL NEVER BORE YA!!??

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

I was a competitive runner and made the EXACT same mistake that ARIELLE did!
Unfortunately, I am suffering from permanent consequences.
I have modified my exercise program substantially.
Instead of 20 minute to two hour runs a day and one hour workouts in the gym, I am doing light weight lifting, running on the spot and exercises I learned at my retirement home for 33 minutes every day early in the morning.
I combine that with long walks.
I go get a MEDIUM ENDORPHIN HIGH rather than an EXTREME ENDORPHIN HIGH when I was competing.
I was a GUINEA PIG for a company that tried to cut costs for janitorial position for a VERY LARGE AREA.
MULTIPLE janitors should have been hired!
I developed SEVERE TENNIS ELBOW after 10 months of work.
ARIELLE used BENGAY (33% METHYL SALICYLATE) whereas I used KALAYA (11% METHYL SALICYLATE).
The directions were VAGUE!
DON’t USE THIS MEDICATION WITH A HEATING PAD should have been replaced with: DON’T APPLY BEFORE HEAVY EXERCISE!!
APPLY THE CREAM AFTER THE EXERCISE AND COOLING DOWN PERIOD!!
https://scienceline.org/2007/08/ask-cooper-bengaydeath/#:~:text=If%20you%20were%20to%20then,brands%20that%20contain%20methyl%20salicylate.

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

Now that the NFL CHARGERS have left SAN DIEGO, I believe that it makes more sense for the SHARKS to move from SAN JOSE to SAN DIEGO and join the PADRES!!
BTW, what about KANSAS CITY, PITTSBURGH, CINCINNATI and ST. LOUIS joining the NBA??!!
BOSTON in the NFL??!!
HOUSTON, MILWAUKEE, BALTIMORE, CINCINNATI and (rejoining) CLEVELAND and KANSAS CITY in the NHL??!!

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

JOHN TORTORELLA: AUGUST, 2020:
Toronto was GREAT!! We SUCKED!!
He should have same the same thing on NOVEMBER, 2, 2022!!
The FLYERS have a MORGAN that did NOT play.
The LEAFS have a MORGAN that DID play!
The FLYERS have a GOALIE that has a last name that starts with: SANS!
The LEAFS have a GOALIE that has a last name that starts with SAMS!!
SAMS won ALTHOUGH he was BRUTAL on the FLYER’S second goal!!
The FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER SAMSONOVA could have stopped that shot!!
TORTORELLA likes the word: SUCK(ED)!!
He used it quite often in an overtime loss to the BLUE JACKETS earlier this year!!!

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

Sorry. The LEAF goal net came off THREE times against the WILD-NOT TWO!!
RE: MAPLE LEAFS NOVEMBER 26, 2022:
It was nice to see CHRISTINA AGUILERA again!
I remember that she made her singing debut in 1992 at the STANLEY CUP finals.
She is a HOT blonde BUT NOT as hot as PAIGE SPIRANAC!!
DESMITH??!!
I wonder if there is anyone in the world with the last name of DEJONES??!!
A MALGIN and a MALKIN this night!
MALGIN wins this time!!
That would be like a JONES on one team and a JONAS on the other!!
MARNER: Just TWO more games to tie EDDIE and DARRYL: THREE more for the LEAF record for consecutive games with at least a point!!
Do it for BORJE MITCH!!
13-5-5 is MORE THAN JUST SOLID in mt books!!
GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

In a few days, it will be the 22nd anniversary of the BIGGEST COLLAPSE IN MAPLE LEAF HISTORY for ONE GAME!!!
The LEAFS led 5-0 after TWO periods and LOST the game 6-5 in OVERTIME against ST. LOUIS!!
I can ensure you that the LEAFS were NOT celebrating TIE DOMI’S HAT TRICK that night!!
Exactly a month later, 33 years ago, the LEAFS made their BIGGEST COMEBACK EVER for ONE GAME!
Down 6-1 against BOSTON, in the second period, they came back to win 7-6 on WENDEL CLARK’S OVERTIME GOAL!!

Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

For TWO great athletes from the ARIZONA AREA: PAIGE SPIRANAC and AUSTON MATTHEWS:
BLUES FOR THE DESERTS OF WESTERN AMERICA!!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAKOt4G7kLg&list=OLAK5uy_k7M-0PcT5vtPSusxNDlUYOkkVOJEwZ5vM&index=3

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