Points are crucial late in the season for this Vegas Golden Knights team, and they were able to pick up two massive ones in a 6-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
This game, at least on paper, didn’t look to be an easy one as the Flames have been one of the league’s best teams all season long. That wasn’t the case on Thursday however, as the Golden Knights defeated them with relative ease. It was one of the biggest wins of the season for this team, and according to Jonathan Marchessault, was the best they have played in some time.
“I thought that was our best game of the season,” Marchessault said. “We were good everywhere. They had a good goal at the beginning, but good teams find a way to win a game. I’m really proud of our team tonight.”
As Marchessault mentioned, the Flames opened up the scoring in the first, but Jack Eichel was able to respond quickly for the Golden Knights to tie it at one a piece, a score which remained for the rest of the first period. The Golden Knights then went on to score four in the second frame, and added one more in the third for good measure.
Both Marchessault and William Karlsson led the way with three points each, while several others in Michael Amadio, Evgenii Dadonov, Nicolas Roy and Mattias Janmark had multi-point outings. In net, Logan Thompson was given the start and continued what has been a great season for himself, kicking aside 35 of the 36 shots he faced. Given his play lately, paired with Robin Lehner’s inconsistencies, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get starts in the majority of his team’s seven games remaining on the season.
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