The Vegas Golden Knights extended their winning streak to five on Tuesday night, defeating the Washington Capitals in overtime by a 3-2 final. The Golden Knights now take their winning streak to Ottawa on Thursday to face the 4-5-0 Senators.
Shea Theodore was able to play hero in the overtime win against Washington, as he was able to sneak behind the Capitals defenders and slide one past Charlie Lindgren off of a beautiful feed from Jack Eichel. That assist marked Eichel’s second point of the evening, as he was also able to score the Golden Knights’ opening goal in the first frame. The 26-year-old appears to be getting back to his former elite self, as he now has five goals and 12 points in 11 outings this season.
Another key contributor Tuesday was Alex Pietrangelo, who had assists on all three of the Golden Knights’ tallies, giving him nine points on the year. William Karlsson was also able to chip in with an assist on a William Carrier goal in the third, marking the third time in four outings he has recorded at least a single point. The other Golden Knight contributing offensively was Chandler Stephenson, who was able to record an assist on Eichel’s first period marker.
Logan Thompson was able to continue his solid start to the season, though he didn’t get tested much, facing just 21 shots. Nevertheless, he picked up his fifth win in just his seventh start, and is continuing to look like a very solid starting netminder in the early stages.
With the win, the Golden Knights improved to 9-2-0 on the season. Their 18 points lead the Pacific Division, with the second place Edmonton Oilers having 14, albeit with one less game played. Eichel and the rest of the gang will have a chance to extend their winning streak on Thursday on the road against the Ottawa Senators.
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