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Golden Knights Push Jets To Brink Of Elimination With Game 4 Win

The Vegas Golden Knights (3-1 series) are now just one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as they defeated the…



Chandler Stephenson, Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights (3-1 series) are now just one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets (1-3 series) by a score of 4-2 in Game Four Monday night.

No lineup changes were made for the Golden Knights. The Jets, on the other hand, are now wounded without Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele, who left this game with an upper-body injury.


  • The game got its physical edge early, with Neal Pionk laying a hit on Mark Stone after the whistle. 
  • Blake Wheeler hit Mark Scheifele for a solid centering pass, but Laurent Brossoit made a critical stop.
  • At the other end of the ice, Mark Stone got a near-identical chance in the slot that was stopped.
  • Jack Eichel tried to score off the faceoff, immediately shooting once the puck dropped. Connor Hellebuyck made the save. 
  • WPG PP- Alec Martinez got caught up with Pierre-Luc Dubois and took an interference penalty as a result.
  • On the powerplay, Mark Scheifele appeared to injure his hand, went down the tunnel, and did not return.
  • 1-0 WPG GOAL- Blake Wheeler found enough room to score on the powerplay from the right faceoff dot.
  • The Jets, moving the puck well, got a couple of nice chances from Nino Niederreiter and Dylan DeMelo.
  • 1-1 VGK GOAL- The Golden Knights answered with a goal from Brett Howden, who scored off his own blocked shot.
  • The Jets continued to play physically, getting big hits and scrums from Mogan Barron and Mason Appleton.
  • A cross-ice pass to Pierre-Luc Dubois allowed the center a quality shot attempt on Laurent Brossoit, who made the save to keep the game tied.


  • Ivan Barbashev made a power move to the net in an attempt to feed Keegan Kolesar for a tap-in goal.
  • VGK PP- Dylan DeMelo upended Jack Eichel as he entered the zone and took a tripping penalty.
  • The Golden Knights got several quality chances on the powerplay from Mark Stone, Reilly Smith, and Jack Eichel.
  • Brayden McNabb blasted a slap shot with Keegan Kolesar in perfect position for a screen. But Connor Hellebuyck made the save through traffic.
  • After Reilly Smith was stripped of the puck, Blake Wheeler got a chance all alone on Laurent Brossoit. His slapshot chance was stopped.
  • VGK PP- Jack Eichel once again drew another penalty, this time on Pierre-Luc Dubois for tripping.
  • 2-1 VGK GOAL- Right as the powerplay expired, William Karlsson directed in a shot from Jonathan Marchessault.
  • 3-1 VGK GOAL- The Golden Knights continued to open up the floodgates with Ivan Barbashev tipping in Shea Theodore's shot.
  • To keep momentum on the Golden Knight's side, Laurent Brossoit made a big save on Dylan DeMelo.


  • WPG PP- Michael Amadio took a holding penalty on Mason Appleton, to give the Jets a powerplay spark.
  • 3-2 WPG GOAL- On the powerplay, Blake Wheeler's shot was swatted into the air by Pierre-Luc Dubois.
  • 4 on 4- Michael Amadio and Dylan DeMelo got tangled up, and both went to the box.
  • Somewhere in the third, Brayden McNabb took a big hit and was in some pain. He stayed on the bench and in the game, but missed some shifts.
  • The whiteout crowd at Canada Life Center started to chant, "You're a backup," in reference to Laurent Brossoit.
  • The Golden Knight's fourth line struggled to get the puck out of their own zone against the Jets' top line.
  • On what was essentially the first good chance of the period for the Golden Knights, Mark Stone's pass to Brett Howden didn't connect.
  • Connor Hellebuyck went to the bench for the extra attacker with 1:20 left in the third period.
  • 4-2 VGK GOAL- Mark Stone connected to Brett Howden on another pass, this time with the puck going in the empty net to seal the game.

VHN's Player of the Game: Brett Howden, for his two-goal performance.

Up Next: The Golden Knights and Jets will play Game Five on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. from T-Mobile Arena.

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