The Three Things That Must Change for the Golden Knights After the All-Star Break

The Vegas Golden Knights are heading into the All-Star Break flaming-hot. But that doesn't mean they're perfect. What must the Golden Knights do to stay a threat?

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3. Stop Giving Up So Many Shots

Nicolas Hague, Jonathan Marchessault, Adin Hill, Anders Lee
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With Adin Hill returning, this won't be as big of a deal as initially thought. However, allowing 1,506 shots this season (ninth-most in the NHL) is an eyebrow-raising statistic. When you're up there with the likes of the San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Blackhawks, that can be a problem.

Take Monday's game against the New Jersey Devils as a perfect example. Logan Thompson was overwhelmed with 38 shots on goal that game, allowing six goals in the process. It was an ugly game that Bruce Cassidy described as "beer league hockey."

While the Golden Knights are still good in other defensive metrics, such as takeaways, blocked shots, and hits, they've somehow let shots pour through. Consistency is vital down the road for Vegas. If the Knights continue to allow shots at this clip, it could wear down their goaltending quicker.

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