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Golden Knights Rout Blue Jackets in Matinee Game

The Vegas Golden Knights (43-21-6, 92 points) rolled over the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-41-7, 49 points) in their last matchup against an Eastern C…



The Vegas Golden Knights (43-21-6, 92 points) rolled over the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-41-7, 49 points) in their last matchup against an Eastern Conference opponent, winning 7-2. No lineup changes were made outside of Jiri Patera getting his first home start with the Golden Knights.

Patera got his first home win, Jack Eichel scored a hat trick, Alex Pietrangelo set a VGK record, and Reilly Smith extended his scoring streak.


  • The Golden Knights started the game off strong with several offensive chances.
  • Jiri Patera got into the game with a couple of good saves on Boone Jenner and Patrik Laine.
  • VGK PP- Boone Jenner was called for tripping, giving the Golden Knights their first powerplay of the game.
  • 1-0 VGK GOAL- On the powerplay, Pavel Dorofeyev fed a puck cross-ice to Phil Kessel for a tap-in goal.
  • Jiri Patera fought off a shot from Patrik Laine and then snagged the loose puck to keep the game 1-0.
  • The first period continued to be all Golden Knights, with the ice seemingly tilted in their favor.
  • Emil Bemstrom went off on a breakaway but was stopped by Jiri Patera late in the period.
  • Phil Kessel almost had his second goal of the game, trying to clean up a loose puck on the goal line.


  • 1-1 CBJ GOAL- Patrik Laine and Erik Gudbranson set up Kirill Marchenko in front of the net, who scored.
  • CBJ PP- A puck hit a Golden Knights player coming off the bench which resulted in a too-many-men penalty to the VGK.
  • After a whistle for too many men, Mathieu Olivier collided with Brayden McNabb, sending the defenseman to the ice.
  • The Blue Jackets turned the puck over to Jonathan Marchessault, who ripped a shot from the slot but was denied by Daniil Tarasov.
  • A few shifts later, Phil Kessel similarly collected a loose puck and went in on a break. But he missed the net.
  • Michael Amadio fed Brett Howden right next to the side of the net for a tap-in goal but he couldn't finish off the play.
  • 2-1 VGK GOAL- With the Golden Knights struggling to convert on offense, Jack Eichel kept it simple, just shooting one on goal to score.
  • VGK PP- Boone Jenner took down Ivan Barbashev, giving the Golden Knights another powerplay.
  • 3-1 VGK GOAL- On the powerplay, Pavel Dorofeyev made a slick play to get a shot off quickly and score.
  • 4-1 VGK GOAL- Brett Howden threw a puck to the net and with stellar hand-eye coordination, Zach Whitecloud swatted one in.
  • 5-1 VGK GOAL- Jack Eichel once again threw a puck on goal and somehow scored off a wacky bounce.
  • The Blue Jackets then made a goaltending change, swapping Daniil Tarasov with Michael Hutchinson.


  • Up four goals, the Golden Knights coasted to a victory in the third period and bagged two points.
  • 6-1 VGK GOAL- Paul Cotter added another after a pass from Chandler Stephenson.
  • CBJ PP- Brett Howden was called for cross-checking, giving the Blue Jackets a powerplay.
  • When tested, Jiri Patera continued to make big saves, such as a powerplay save on Patrik Laine.
  • 7-1 VGK GOAL- Jack Eichel finished off the hat-trick scoring the first VGK HT at home this season.
  • 7-2 CBJ GOAL- Liam Foudy scored with just over two minutes left to trim down the lead.


  • Jiri Patera stopped 35 of 37 shots for his first career NHL home win with his parents in attendance. 
  • With three goals, Jack Eichel scored the first home hat-trick for the Golden Knights this season.
  • Fellow Silver Knight Pavel Dorofeyev had another strong game with two points. He now has five points in four games since being recalled. 
  • The Golden Knights have finished up their regular-season schedule against the Eastern Conference going 22-8-2.
  • Given Elvis Merzlinkins' injury, Jonathan Quick was the highest-paid goaltender for both teams in terms of cap hit at $2.9 million Sunday.
  • With another goal, Zach Whitecloud has goals in back-to-back games for the Golden Knights.
  • Reilly Smith extended his point streak to eight games, marking a new career-high (3-7-10 pts in 8 GP)
  • With four assists, Alex Pietrangelo tied a Golden Knights record for most assists in a game by a defenseman.

VHN's Player of the Game: Jiri Patera.

There were too many players who had strong games offensively that we went with the ol' reliable AKA the goaltender.

Up Next: The Golden Knights will hit the road yet again, starting a three-game road trip that starts in Vancouver on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

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