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Golden Knights Get Two Goals From Pietrangelo, But Lose in OT

The Vegas Golden Knights (48-22-8, 104 points) lost in overtime to the Nashville Predators (39-30-8, …



The Vegas Golden Knights (48-22-8, 104 points) lost in overtime to the Nashville Predators (39-30-8, 86 points), who kept their playoff hopes alive. 

Former Golden Knight Cody Glass scored in overtime after Jonathan Marchessault took a penalty in the extra frame.


  • Phillip Tomasino was gifted a chance right in front of the net after a Golden Knights turnover. Jonathan Quick made the save.
  • The Golden Knights had a couple of point shots, one of which rebounded right to Brett Howden for a chance.
  • Nicolas Hague got rocked behind the Golden Knight's net by Yakov Trenin.
  • 1-0 NSH GOAL- Thomas Novak found a loose puck and then went in to backhand a shot on Jonathan Quick.
  • NSH PP- Brett Howden took an offensive zone penalty as his stick got caught in between the legs of Kevin Gravel.
  • Pavel Dorofeyev made a couple of chances happen as his offensive instincts drove him into the slot.
  • NSH PP- Another offensive zone penalty was taken, this time by Ivan Barbashev for holding.
  • 2-0 NSHS GOAL- Thomas Novak scored yet again, this time on the powerplay to further the Predators' lead.
  • VGK PP- Rasmus Asplund went to the box with a tripping minor. 
  • 5 on 3- Just 12 seconds into the first powerplay, Ryan McDonagh joined Rasmus Asplund in the box, going off with a high-stick.
  • On the two-man advantage, Kevin Lankinen made some huge saves, most importantly on Jack Eichel. 
  • NO GOAL- The Predators scored again, but not officially, as Tyson Barrie kicked in the puck.


  • Ben Hutton set up Jonathan Marchessault for a great scoring chance, but he missed the net.
  • Jack Eichel had a step in his game, continuously being the driving force of the Golden Knight's offense.
  • 2-1 VGK GOAL- Alex Pietrangelo's shot hit Kevin Lankinen and then Kevin Gravel and in.
  • The Golden Knights continued their onslaught of pressure in an attempt to tie the game.
  • Jonathan Marchessault and Pavel Dorofeyev teamed up for a collection of great chances that either hit posts or were saved by Kevin Lankinen.
  • NSH PP- Ivan Barbashev's clearing attempt went out of play, resulting in a delay of game penalty.
  • 2-2 VGK GOAL- After killing the penalty, Alex Pietrangelo scored again with a cannon shot.
  • The Golden Knights put together a strong second period, leading the game in shots 26-16 after 40.


  • The Golden Knights continued to maintain pressure in the third period with most of the puck possession.
  • Alex Pietrangelo had a shot at the hat trick with a one-timer off the left circle that Kevin Lankinen stopped.
  • The Predators were hemmed in their own zone for an extended period of time after Egor Afanasyev broke a stick.
  • VGK PP- The zone pressure ended with Reilly Smith ripping a shot after a toe-drag and Kevin Lankinen knocking the net off. The officials determined that it was a delay of game penalty on the goaltender.
  • The Predators came up with a strong penalty-killing effort, and the game went to overtime.


  • Jonathan Quick made a big save on Thomas Novak and paddled out the rebound to keep the play moving.
  • Jack Eichel drove to the net with a burst of speed but crashed into the net after some defensive pressure.
  • NSH PP- Jonathan Marchessault tripped up Phillip Tomasino and was called for holding. 
  • After the play, Marchessault shot a puck at Tomasino, likely unhappy with Tomasino's reaction to his defensive coverage.
  • 3-2 NSH GOAL- The Predators scored on the ensuing powerplay, winning the game in OT with Cody Glass scoring.


  • The Golden Knights controlled the majority of the later two periods but were unable to solve Kevin Lankinen and the Predators.
  • Jonathan Quick had a not-so-great first period, but put together a much better second and third to get the game into overtime.
  • With two goals, Alex Pietrangelo is now up to 56 points, which ties the single-season record for defensive points for the VGK.
  • Elsewhere in the league the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers are currently playing a critical game in terms of playoff standings.

VHN's Player of the Game: Alex Pietrangelo

Up Next: The Golden Knights will return home for a 7:00 game Thursday against the LA Kings.

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