It wasn’t easy but the Vegas Golden Knights picked up a huge win in Calgary on Sunday night after edging past the Flames 5-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Despite blowing a three-goal lead, the Vegas Golden Knights had Shea Theodore to thank after his go-ahead goal propelled his team back to the top of the Pacific Division.
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A dream first period was complete for the Golden Knights who bucked a recent trend by actually starting on top after allowing a goal on the first shot of the game in three of their previous four outings.
And that was the spark for a complete momentum shift in the game as Dillon Dube made it a one-goal game after ripping a shot from the circle past Lehner.
Vegas appeared to halt the fightback in the third period but, with minutes remaining, Matthew Tkachuk latched onto a dish from Andrew Mangiapane before backhanding a shot past Lehner who had tried to be aggressive.
That could have really knocked the wind out of the Golden Knights but, at 18:50 in the third period, Shea Theodore unleashed a shot from a tight angle that hit a stick before bouncing over Rittich.
It proved to be the game-winner and a crazy contest was iced when Jonathan Marchessault fired the puck into an empty net in the waining seconds.
Although it was far from a Picasso painting, it was a huge win for the Vegas Golden Knights and we had some takeaways from the game…