1. Jonathan Marchessault
Big moments require big players and Jonathan Marchessault stepped up to the plate and then some for the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.
After recording just two points in his previous seven outings, Marchessault has now tallied three points in the past two games.
And he contributed two huge plays on Monday that directly led to the Golden Knights beating the Oilers and extending their lead at the top of the Pacific Division.
Firstly, the forward went top shelf on Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen with an absolute snipe following stellar work by Reilly Smith from behind the net.
Then, with 2:13 on the board in overtime, Marchessault produced arguably his most important play of the year.
With Edmonton defenseman Ethan Bear trying to handle the puck before getting it out of the zone, Marchessault smelt blood and harassed the young blueliner, stripping the puck from Bear before dishing a pass to Shea Theodore who hammered an absolute bomb past Koskinen for the game-winner.
It was a hockey play executed to perfection by Marchessault, and it was also a big-time play in a huge moment.
With Mark Stone still week-to-week, the Vegas Golden Knights need other players to step up and Jonathan Marchessault certainly did that and then some on Monday night.