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Golden Knights Led By Late Addition In Shootout Win

Vegas Golden Knights (48-22-103 points) came back and defeated the Minnesota Wild (44-23-10, 98 points) to sweep the home-and-home series against t…



Vegas Golden Knights (48-22-103 points) came back and defeated the Minnesota Wild (44-23-10, 98 points) to sweep the home-and-home series against them in the shootout 4-3.

Reilly Smith returned from injury for the VGK, Laurent Brossoit got the start, and Chandler Stephenson missed the game with illness, which brought Pavel Dorofeyev back into the lineup.


  • The two teams picked up right where they left off with a couple of physical plays and post-whistle-scrums.
  • VGK PP- Nicolas Hague got hooked in his own zone by Sam Steel. The Wild failed to touch the puck for a bit afterward to get the penalty called.
  • On the powerplay, Alex Pietrangelo joined the rush and got a high shot on Filip Gustavsson.
  • Nicolas Roy made a couple of nice plays out of nothing, getting the puck up to his defensemen for two quick shots.
  • 1-0 VGK GOAL- Ben Hutton fired a shot from the blue line, and Keegan Kolesar tipped it in.
  • 4 on 4- Brett Howden and Jon Merrill got into a scrum near the Wild's net, which developed into a 4 on 4.
  • On the 4 on 4, Laurent Brossoit made a couple of nice saves on the Wild in a net-mouth scrum.
  • Another scrum started with Brett Howden being involved after he threw a hit on Matt Boldy. Joel Eriksson Ek didn't like it and went after Howden.
  • VGK PP- After the battle in the corner, the Golden Knights went to the powerplay with Brett Howden getting two minutes and Joel Eriksson Ek getting four minutes.
  • Involved yet again, Brett Howden muscled his way to the net for a chance that was just out of the reach of Nicolas Roy.
  • After the Keegan Kolesar goal, the Wild outshot the Golden Knights 10- 1.


  • Nicolas Roy got a sharp-angle shot on Filip Gustavsson, but the puck stayed out.
  • The D-pairing of Zach Whitecloud and Brayden McNabb played nearly a two-minute shift trapped in their own zone.
  • 1-1 MIN GOAL- With a burst of speed, Brandon Duhaime sped past Nicolas Hague and wristed home a goal.
  • MIN PP- The Wild took to their first powerplay of the game with William Karlsson cross-checking Marcus Johansson. 
  • From behind the net, Connor Dewar found Matt Boldy right in front of the net for a grade-A scoring chance.
  • Laurent Brossoit came way out of his crease to make a big save on Jon Merrill, who pinched for a shot.
  • MIN PP- Alec Martinez took down Mats Zuccarello and went off for tripping.
  • 2-1 MIN GOAL- On the powerplay, John Klingberg scored from the blue line with some smooth skating.
  • 2-2 VGK GOAL- The Golden Knights responded with a goal of their own as Pavel Dorofeyev sniped a long shot.
  • 3-2 MIN GOAL- The two teams continued to trade goals as Matt Boldy scored after a pretty passing play.


  • Jack Eichel made a horrendous turnover to Ryan Hartman, and Laurent Brossoit bailed him out with a huge save.
  • The Golden Knight's first line continued to struggle, with the first line not generating any quality chances.
  • It took the Golden Knights roughly eight minutes to get their first shot of the third period.
  • VGK PP- Jared Spurgeon tripped up Pavel Dorofeyev to give the Golden Knights another powerplay chance.
  • The powerplay for the VGK had some good looks, but ultimately failed to tie the game.
  • Bruce Cassidy and the Golden Knight's bench pulled Laurent Brossoit for the extra attacker with 2:15 left.
  • 3-3 VGK GOAL- With the net empty, Jack Eichel made a nice move to find Pavel Dorofeyev in the slot for the game-tying goal with 34 seconds left.


  • William Karlsson hit Alex Pietrangelo on a 2 on 1 drive, but he hit the outside of the net with his shot attempt.
  • Reilly Smith also got a solid chance with a shot off the right-wing side of the ice.


  • Mats Zuccarello- stopped by Laurent Brossoit.
  • Jack Eichel– snap-shot goal.
  • Freddy Gaudreau– wrist-shot goal.
  • Jonathan Marchessault- stopped by Filip Gustavsson.
  • Matt Boldy- lost control of the puck, no shot attempt.
  • Nicolas Roy- stopped by Filip Gustavsson.
  • Joel Eriksson Ek- goal after several dangles.
  • Pavel Dorofeyev– goal after several dangles.
  • Ryan Hartman- stopped by Filip Gustavsson.
  • Reilly Smith– goal after a move and a back-hand shot.


  • In his return to the lineup, Pavel Dorofeyev had two goals, giving him seven goals and two assists in his last ten games.
  • Also on the scoresheet was Ben Hutton, who now has four points in his last three games.
  • Keegan Kolesar has now scored the first goal of the game for the Golden Knights four times this season.
  • Former Golden Knight, Ryan Reaves tallied an assist on Brandon Duhaime's goal for his 15th point of the season.
  • The Golden Knights played their first game of a back-to-back tonight as they play the Nashville Predators tomorrow. They have the fewest back-to-backs on their 2022-23 schedule, with just seven.
  • William Karlsson hit 36 assists in this game, passing his career high in assists which he set in year one with the Golden Knights.
  • For the Wild, Matt Boldy now has 13 goals in his last 12 games and hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career Monday.

VHN's Player of the Game: Pavel Dorofeyev

Two goals in regulation and one in the shootout for an informal hat-trick. 

Up Next: The Golden Knights will get up to do it all over again tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. against the Nashville Predators.

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