With the spotlight on the Vegas Golden Knights are really starting to deliver after beating the Edmonton Oilers in a huge 3-2 overtime win at Rogers Place on Monday night.
With the regular season now in the home stretch, the Vegas Golden Knights tightened their grip on the Pacific Division with a momentous victory in Edmonton.
Heading into the night holding a slender two-point lead at the top, the Golden Knights stretched that to three points after producing the goods in overtime.
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Vegas was given a huge boost prior to faceoff with the news that Connor McDavid would miss the game due to illness, but the Oilers still managed to land the first blow of the night.
Alex Chiasson got to the front of the net and was able to deflect a shot from the point beyond Fleury to give Edmonton the lead.
Both teams were trading blows in the second period but both Fleury and Mikko Koskinen were standing on their heads.
But, the Golden Knights have really found their groove as of late and they fought back to perform some heroics for the second consecutive game.
And, after the game went to overtime, Shea Theodore stepped up for the second consecutive game to become the hero for the Golden Knights, hammering home a thunderous shot to win the game following superb work by Marchessault to shut down Ethan Bear before getting the puck to Theodore.
It was a hugely significant win for the Vegas Golden Knights who now have their destiny in their own hands when it comes to winning the Pacific Division.
Let’s go over some notes and stats from the game…