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FSM Recap: Golden Knights vs Oilers – Game 23 – 2023

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights (14-5-4) vs Edmonton Oilers (8-12-1)

 

The Vegas Golden Knights mini-slump continues as they fall to the Edmonton Oilers in OT.

The Golden Knights vs Oilers played in Edmonton on Tuesday.

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The Vegas Golden Knights are in the middle of a mini-slump but needed to break through their scoring drought that night as they took on the Edmonton Oilers in the second half of a back-to-back games.

The Golden Knights came into the game fresh off a 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames, who had potted the game-winning goal with just 4.8 seconds remaining in overtime. William Karlsson had scored the lone goal for Vegas.

Vegas had then dropped seven of its last ten games and had scored just three goals in that span. The Golden Knights remained in first place in the division, but Los Angeles is now ahead in points percentage. For the Golden Knights to come away with two points, they needed to capitalize on as many scoring chances as possible against a potent Oilers offense that had scored 13 goals in the last two games.

Edmonton came into Tuesday night’s game in seventh place in the division with 15 points, just three more than the San Jose Sharks.

The Oilers started the season on a 2-7-1 run with zero wins on home ice. The club had recently fired head coach Jay Woodcroft and replaced him with Kris Knoblauch. But some of the same issues that had plagued the Oilers early on, namely shoddy goaltending, lackluster defensive play, and a lack of secondary scoring, remained. The Oilers were 4-3-0 since the coaching change heading into the game against VGK.

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Golden Knights vs Oilers First Period:

It was the start of the Golden Knights vs Oilers first period. 

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This was not the expected first period from two teams that had an intense playoff series six months ago. There was not a lot of hitting and no post-whistle scrums. Alex Pietrangelo was booed every time he touched the puck, and the Oilers fans did not forget about his slash on Leon Draisaitl last May.

Sam Gagner scored the period’s only goal for the Oilers with just over six minutes remaining. Brett Howden lost a defensive zone faceoff. Gagne fired a shot from between the boards and the edge of the faceoff circle closest to the boards. Logan Thompson had no issue seeing the puck but failed to make the save—indeed, one of those goals a goalie would like to have back.

There was a frustrating moment for coach Cassidy and the Golden Knights just under seven minutes into the period. Pietrangelo drew a high sticking penalty that would have given the Golden Knights a powerplay; however, during a line change, too many players jumped the boards, nullifying the powerplay.

It was the end of the Golden Knights vs Oilers first period. 

Golden Knights vs Oilers 2nd Period:

The start of the Golden Knights vs Oilers second period. 

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The second period was a high-event period that featured a combined five goals. Mark Stone scored just over a minute into the period off a deflected shot from Kaeden Korczak. Mattias Janmark was rewarded for being in the right place at the right time. Thompson saved a shot from the point that bounced off Janmark. Korczak failed to clear Janmark from the top of the crease. Michael Amadio tied the game just under six minutes into the period off a busted play on an offensive zone faceoff. The Oilers blew the cover off the draw, and Amadio found himself all alone in front of Stuart Skinner.

The Oilers’ third goal was a bit of bad luck for the Golden Knights. Nicolas Hague joined the rush during a four-on-four. Chandler Stephenson fired a shot that rimmed around the boards. Stone failed to stop the puck, and Zach Whitecloud was caught too deep. Connor McDavid was alone from the redline, and Thompson was drawing dead. Evander Kane extended the Oilers’ lead to two during a power play with just under three minutes remaining in the period. Thompson saved a shot from the point, and Pietrangelo was a passenger as Kane finished off the rebound from the top of the crease.

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Golden Knights vs Oilers 3rd Period and OT:

It was the start of the Golden Knights vs Oilers third period. 

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It didn’t seem like the Golden Knights could come back from a multi-goal deficit. The Golden Knights had just one shot through 13 minutes of the period. Ben Hutton found a loose puck from the top of the left circle and beat Skinner. The Golden Knights had some life and called on who else but Keegan Kolesar to tie the game up. Kolesar positioned himself just outside the crease and batted a puck out of mid-air from Whitecloud to tie the game with just over two minutes to play.

The Golden Knights fought back to send the game to overtime.

The extra period’s best chance for either team came with seconds remaining on the clock. Edmonton had a two-on-one that looked like it was on its way in, but Thompson got a small piece of the puck to send the game to the shootout.

McDavid scored the first and what would be the deciding goal of the shootout. Jonathan Marchessault and Jack Eichel failed to score on their chances.

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The Golden Knights now head to Vancouver to take on the Canuks on Thursday, November 30th, at 7:00 pm PST. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

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