Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Game 2: COL leaders series 2-0
After getting completely dominated by Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche the other night, the Vegas Golden Knights were looking to even up the series. Brandon Saad opened up the scoring by adding his fifth goal in his last five playoff games. Saad would split through the defense and beat Golden Knights goalie Marc Andre Fleury five hope to get his team an early 1-0 lead. At the 9:34 mark, Alec Martinez tied the game up 1-1 as he received a pass towards the right faceoff circle and one timed the shot to beat Avalanche goalie Phillip Grubauer. Colorado was able to retake the lead towards the end of the period as Tyson Jost scored his second goalie the playoffs while on the power play. Jost received a pass from Samuel Godard to the slot and then fired the puck into the back of the net to give Colorado a 2-1 lead heading into period two.
Midway through the second period, Reilly was able to tie the game at 2-2. Vegas picked off the puck in the neutral zone and then Jonathan Marchesault sprung Riley Smith in on a semi-breakaway who buried the shot top shelf on Phillip Grubauer. Smith’s goal would keep the score tied going into their third period.
Vegas the rest of the way threw everything they had at the Colorado Avalanche but weren’t able to score on any of the chances they created. This game would require overtime. In OT, Colorado would get an early power play chance as Vegas was called for a hook against Reilly Smith. It didn’t take long for the Avs store score on the man advantage as Mikko Rantanen would get a pass from Nathan MacKinnon and wrist it passed Marc Andre Fleury from the right faceoff circle to win the game for Colorado. The Avalanche take a 2-0 series lead heading into game three on Friday night.
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|VGK – 2||COL – 3|
Game 3: Colorado Avalanche @ Vegas Golden Knights 10pm EST