Golden Knights hand Bruins first home loss in 4-3 shootout win

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Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy made his return to the TD Garden on Monday night, this time as a visitor, and his team defeated the Bruins 4-3 in a shootout win, snapping their 14-game home winning streak, which dated back to the end of last season.

Vegas, who was looking to end a perfect road trip, came out to a flying start and took an early 3-0 lead. Paul Cotter scored two goals for the Golden Knights while Jonathan Marchessault added another.

After the game, Bruce Cassidy met with the media to discuss the the win and his return to Boston, a city he once called home.

“They were resilient tonight,” Cassidy said. “You get a lead and you want to protect it, there was some fatigue in our group and we had to keep our emotions in check.”

“We knew Boston was going to be difficult but we started on time and that always helps.”

Logan Thompson got the start and had another busy night between the pipes as he made 40 saves, including in the shootout where he didn’t let a single puck slip by him. Reilly Smith scored the winner for the Golden Knights to defeat the Bruins and wrap up the road trip with six points.

“It was huge,” Thompson said. “This city meant a lot to him and you can tell he was fired up and ready to go and we went out there and tried to get him two points.”

Brad Marchand, David Pasternak, and Taylor Hall scored for the Bruins, who weren’t going to go away quietly and kept hammering Thompson with shots from all over the ice. Alex Pietrangelo missed another game due to a personal issue while Jack Eichel was out due to injury.

The Vegas Golden Knights will head home to face the New York Rangers on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.

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