Golden Knights Prolong Their Losing Ways

Jonas Rondbjerg for the Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jonas Rondbjerg for the Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

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The Golden Knights are coming off yet another loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The Knights newly found losing ways haven’t vanquished yet.

The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a loss yesterday to the Winnipeg Jets. The loss, well, it was very hard to watch. It started off fine, but took a turn for the worse in the later part of the first period.

The Golden Knights held the Jets off the shot column for the better part of 12 minutes. Things started off very well for the Knights until, well, until they got that shot on goal. After that point, things just went downhill.

It started off with the Golden Knights having six shots on goal and then the Jets ended up getting seven straight shots on goal. After that, Blake Wheeler got one past Laurent Brossoit to grab the lead.

Following Wheeler’s goal, the Jets answered almost immediately with a goal from winger, Kyle Connor. In what point did we think it’d be a good idea to make sure there is someone guarding Kyle Connor, I’m not sure. But that seems like a good idea if you ask me.

Anyways, then you can look ahead to the second period. The Knights finally got on the board by a shot from the dot by Nicolas Roy. That gave the Knights their first goal of the night, but was later answered by Nikolaj Ehlers.

So, I suppose where I’m getting at is that the Winnipeg Jets had their way with the Knights. The game ended 7-3. Which, I didn’t expect the Knights to get three goals the way they were playing but I’ll take it.

If we want to find some bright spots from the game though, look no further than the Golden Knights fourth line rookies- Jonas Rondbjerg and Jake Leschyshyn.

Both players, from their first shift on, were some of the more noticeable Golden Knights out on the ice.

Rondbjerg was one of the best defensive players on the ice tonight. And yes, that including actual defenseman. I mean Rondbjerg, in a game that there were seven goals scored against the Knights, found a way to stay at a +/- of 0. I consider that a win in the stat sheet for him. But it’s not surprising.

If you were curious as to where the puck is, just look for #46 because he was there. Rondbjerg, since getting recalled has improved so much in not just the defensive aspect of his game, but I’ve noticed confidence with the puck on his stick as well. He’s gained some offensive talent that I’d reckon, DeBoer loves to see from him.

Jake Leschyshyn on the other hand was dominating the ice both offensively and defensively with his speed and willingness to play physical.

Leschyshyn had a lot of good chances in the offensive zone and even recorded an assist to Michael Amadio. He, like Rondbjerg, found a way to finish the game with a +/- of 0. Now, that’s not as great because he obviously was on the ice for the goal he assisted which implies he was also on the ice when they gave up one of the goals.

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I’m not reading to much into that because I’m sure this game was a real morale killer, but seeing how both performed was very fun. I’d assume that it’s not going to be much longer till we see them two getting playing time on a regular basis. They could very well, at least at this rate, make the roster out of camp and start.