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Golden Knights Smoked By McDavid and Draisaitl At Home

The Vegas Golden Knights (46-22-6, 98 points) will have to wait another game to clinch a playoff spot as they lost to the Edmonton Oilers (43-23-9,…



The Vegas Golden Knights (46-22-6, 98 points) will have to wait another game to clinch a playoff spot as they lost to the Edmonton Oilers (43-23-9, 95 points) 7-4 Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena. Jonathan Quick got the start, and Alec Martinez returned to the lineup after a one-game absence.

It was a rough one for the VGK as their defensive coverage, and goaltending struggled against the high-flying Oilers' offense. To make matters worse, defenseman Shea Theodore left the game in the third period and did not return.


  • 1-0 VGK GOAL- Just 1:12 into the game, Jonathan Marchessault scored after some great VGK forechecking.
  • Jonathan Quick coughed up playing the puck but got back just in time to make a crazy stick save on Leon Draisaitl.
  • EDM PP- Shea Theodore made the mistake of taking a penalty against the NHL's top powerplay, going to the box for holding.
  • 1-1 EDM GOAL- On the powerplay, Evan Bouchard wristed one home just seven seconds into the man advantage to tie the game.
  • 2-1 EDM GOAL- Nicolas Roy couldn't handle a breakout pass, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found the puck in the slot to score.
  • EDM PP- Evander Kane made a drive to the net, and Jonathan Quick took a penalty, tripping him on his path to the net.
  • 2-2 VGK GOAL- Shorthanded, William Karlsson stole the puck and scored five-hole on Stuart Skinner.
  • 3-2 EDM GOAL- The Oilers made up for the allowed goal, immediately scoring on their remaining powerplay with Leon Draisaitl scoring.
  • VGK PP- The Golden Knights got their first powerplay for the game, with Mattias Janmark tripping Keegan Kolesar.
  • Stuart Skinner made a cross-ice diving save on the penalty kill on Chandler Stephenson to keep the game 3-2.
  • Overall, the first period was an eventful one with five goals and tons of chances. The Oilers outshot the VGK 13-6, however.


  • The Golden Knights came out in the second period with a much cleaner game after their sloppy first period, at least to start.
  • 3-3 VGK GOAL- Phil Kessel and the Golden Knight's third line forechecked hard to get the puck to Michael Amadio in the slot, who scored.
  • 4-3 EDM GOAL- Darnell Nurse and the Oilers answered, scoring on Jonathan Quick from a sharp-angle shot.
  • Phil Kessel almost scored on a drive to the net, receiving a pass in the slot from Michael Amadio.
  • 5-3 EDM GOAL- Leon Draisaitl carved through the Golden Knight's defense and fed Evander Kane for another goal.
  • EDM PP- Zach Whitecloud was caught cross-checking behind the Golden Knight's net.
  • 6-3 EDM GOAL- On the powerplay, Connor McDavid fed Zach Hyman cross-crease to score.
  • VGK PP- After scoring, Zach Hyman then took a hooking penalty.


  • The Golden Knights decided to make a goaltending change to start the third period, replacing Jonathan Quick with Laurent Brossoit.
  • VGK PP- Brett Kulak was called for tripping, giving the Golden Knights a last-ditch powerplay chance to try and get back in the game.
  • 7-3 EDM GOAL- Out of the penalty box, Brett Kulak sniped a shot left corner on Laurent Brossoit to make it seven for the Oilers.
  • In the third period, Shea Theodore left for the locker room and did not return with an apparent injury.
  • 7-4 VGK GOAL- Jonathan Marchessault stuffed in a late goal with 1:32 left to cut the deficit to three.


  • The Golden Knights scored on their first shot on goal for the second-consecutive game.
  • It was a battle of questionable goaltending between Jonathan Quick and Stuart Skinner, with both goalies giving up some rough goals.
  • The play of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated the Golden Knights for the majority of the night. The two combined for six points.
  • For what it's worth, Phil Kessel and the Golden Knight's third line had some good forechecking chances, one of which resulted in a goal.
  • Elsewhere in the NHL, the Golden Knights barely got help in their efforts to clinch as the Predators beat the Bruins, the Sharks beat the Jets, and the Flames beat the Kings.

VHN's Player of the Game: Phil Kessel, for his strong forechecking that led to a goal.

Up Next: The Golden Knights will make a quick pit stop in San Jose to play the Sharks at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday before they return home for another home-and-home series, this time against Marc-Andre Fleury and the Minnesota Wild.

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