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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Red Wings – Game 12

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Golden Knights (6-6)  |  Detroit Red Wings (6-5-2)


The Vegas Golden Knights wrapped up their Canadian road trip with a 5-2 loss against the Detroit Red Wings. Vegas ended the road trip with four of eight possible points.


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Laurent Brossoit made his second start as a Golden Knight, and he would want a few shots back in the early stages. Instead, Vegas gave up two power-play goals, and it proved costly in the end.

The Golden Knights got out to a quick start in Detroit as Nic Roy got on the board in the first five minutes. Alex Pietrangelo fed Roy in the slot, and he wristed a shot past Thomas Greiss.

Shortly after, Pietrangelo was sent to the box for delay of game after clearing the puck over the glass from behind the goal line. However, the Red Wings quickly capitalized to tie the game with a goal from the NHL’s rookie leading scorer, Lucas Raymond. Then, after William Carrier was whistled for a hold in a puck battle down low, Detroit got another power-play opportunity.

The Golden Knights couldn’t kill the power play, and the Red Wings took the lead with a hard wrist shot past Brossoit’s right pad from Robby Fabri. A period with lots of special team action continued as Vegas got their second opportunity after Mitchell Stephens was whistled for a hold. Still, a better power play effort was unable to capitalize.

The Red Wings added to the lead with a short-side rip from Pius Suter in the dying moments of the period.



Vegas headed to the locker room trailing by two despite having an expected goal share in the period.



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The Red Wings added to the lead again midway through the second period as Vladislav Namestnkov snuck one past Brossoit at an awkward angle. Vegas went to another power play, but it was unsuccessful once again. The Red Wings played a much better period, and they led by three as the horn sounded.

Around five minutes into the third, Jonathan Marchessault got one back with his fourth in three games. After a strong forecheck by him and Roy, he fired it into the back of the net.

The Golden Knights came up with two significant penalty kills down the stretch, and they pulled Brossoit for the extra skater with four minutes remaining. Then, after Vegas pushed for the rest of regulation, Detroit added the empty netter with seconds remaining.



Vegas pushed after falling behind in the early stages but couldn’t muster the comeback after falling behind early.



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I didn’t think our game was that bad, but those power-play goals just killed us,” Marchessault said. “Both of their power-play units were really good. They were recovering pucks and creating chances. We have to do a better job staying out of the box.

I thought we played really well in the first. But they added two power-play goals, and that was unfortunate, but I thought our game overall was not too bad… today. I think the fact that they scored twice on the power play in the first is what killed us.

When you go 500 on a road trip, it’s just OK; it could’ve been a great road trip if we won tonight. We will have to just bring it back home and get the energy from our crowd and play from there,” said Marchessault.



The Golden Knights will return home to take on the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday. The puck drops at 7:00 pm and can be seen on AT&T SportsNet.

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