After a horrendous month of January which saw them win just four out of 12 games, the Vegas Golden Knights have gotten back to their winning ways in February.
Coming out of the All-Star break, the Golden Knights were able to defeat the Nashville Predators by a 5-1 final, and have continued to dominate in similar fashion since, as they have since beaten the Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks to extend their winning streak to four.
It isn’t as if they are barely scraping by, either, as they have outscored their opponents by a combined 19-5 over that four game span. To no surprise, the turnaround hasn’t been the result of just one player, but several picking things up.
One in particular is Adin Hill, who has been thrust into the starter’s position after the injury to Logan Thompson. The 26-year-old has won each of his past three starts, and has given up just four goals on a combined 68 shots for a sparkling .941 save percentage. The Golden Knights will be looking for him to keep that momentum running forward, as Thompson is expected to remain out for a significant chunk of time.
Also stepping up as of late is Jack Eichel, who had struggled immensely throughout the month of January, which included a 10-game span where he had just two points. He has turned things around as of late, as he is currently riding a three-game point streak in which he has two goals and five points. That will need to continue, as this team is really counting on him for offense in the absence of Mark Stone.
Thanks to the improvement, the Golden Knights have jumped back into first place in the Pacific Division, a position which they held for the majority of the first half of the 2022-23 campaign. That said, their January slide completely removed any cushion they had, as the L.A. Kings trail them by just a single point, while the Seattle Kraken are just two back and the Edmonton Oilers three. The Golden Knights will look to widen that gap and make it five straight tonight as they prepare to face off against one of the NHL’s best in the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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