ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cam Fowler had a aim and an help whereas the Anaheim Geese scored three objectives in 1:37 halfway via the second interval of a Four-Three victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night time.
Anaheim Geese defenseman Cam Fowler (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Adam Henrique and Max Comtois additionally scored and Jakob Silfverberg had two assists throughout the decisive barrage by the Geese in each Pacific Division golf equipment’ first sport again from the Christmas break. Anaheim trailed 1-Zero earlier than capitalizing on a two-man benefit and the following momentum to match the third-fastest three-goal spree in franchise historical past.
Devin Shore added a third-period aim and John Gibson made 26 saves for the Geese, who beat Vegas for simply the second time in 10 conferences because the Golden Knights joined the NHL in 2017.
Nate Schmidt had two objectives, Jonathan Marchessault additionally scored and Malcolm Subban stopped 14 photographs for the Golden Knights, who had by no means misplaced in 4 earlier journeys to Honda Middle together with their wholesome contingent of travelling followers.
Schmidt scored twice within the ultimate 1:52. After snapping his private 21-game aim drought, the defenceman added his second with 5.7 seconds left — too late to cease first-place Vegas from shedding two straight in regulation for the primary time since Nov. 25.
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports activities)
After a scoreless first interval, William Karlsson took benefit of a defensive mistake and sprung Marchessault for an unimpeded breakaway. His shot slipped barely inside the highest nook above Gibson’s glove hand and rattled residence for his 13th aim of the season.
The Geese’ offence awoke throughout a two-man benefit for 46 seconds within the second interval. Henrique scored late within the 5-on-Three sequence, and Fowler ripped residence a power-play aim 83 seconds later.
Simply 14 seconds after that, the 20-year-old Comtois made an distinctive play in entrance of the online to tip an extended shot by Jacob Larsson for his sixth profession NHL aim.
Shore’s aim gave him 100 profession factors.
NOTES: The Geese bought their two-man benefit when captain Ryan Getzlaf was unintentionally high-sticked within the face by Tomas Nosek. Getzlaf is among the many roughly 25 remaining NHL gamers who don’t put on visors, and he went to the dressing room for assist together with his bloodied face. He returned later within the interval. Visors have been necessary for brand new gamers because the begin of the 2013-14 season, however veterans who didn’t put on a visor earlier than the change are allowed to maintain them off. … Rickard Rakell missed his second straight sport after incurring an upper-body harm earlier than the break, however each Getzlaf and Silfverberg returned after lacking video games with obvious instances of the flu. … The Geese scored three objectives in 51 seconds and three objectives in 96 seconds in late 2010. … The Geese go to Vegas for a matinee on New Yr’s Eve.
Golden Knights: Host the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
Geese: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
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