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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2. Less Vegas Golden Knights Turnovers

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The Vegas Golden Knights have given the puck away 57 times in their past ten games. Careless puck control has led to game-changing goals for the opposition, swinging the game away from the Golden Knights.

This problem has gone on much longer, though. Take the February 17 game against the Carolina Hurricanes, for example. Carolina's go-ahead goal from Seth Jarvis was a short-handed goal, where a mishandled puck from Daniil Miromanov led to a scoring opportunity. If Miromanov handles that puck correctly, the game's still tied and Vegas isn't feeling "no bueno."

In fact, better puck handling is a must for the Vegas Golden Knights. On Calgary winger Matt Coronato's goal, Michael Amadio had a chance to keep the puck in the offensive zone. With a little more urgency, that goal doesn't happen.