Fixing the Vegas Golden Knights' Third-Period Woes

The Vegas Golden Knights are in a freefall. What must the team do to address their woes, specifically in the third period?

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1. The Vegas Golden Knights Must Play With Urgency

Chandler Stephenson
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When head coach Bruce Cassidy was asked about the team's current state after Thursday's breakdown against Calgary, Cassidy stated the following.

"I'd like to see them have some urgency and realize it's not an automatic that we're gonna get a chance to repeat. You gotta earn your way in."

Even in the two Vegas Golden Knights victories against Detroit and Seattle, Vegas allowed five third-period goals in those two games. The lack of urgency on their end has caused trade deadline sellers to have some hope, inspiring the competition to go for the gusto.

If the Golden Knights want to better themselves in the final period, it starts with understanding that nothing's given. Vegas must EARN their playoff spot, which will cut the mistakes down and help the group come playoff time.