Golden Knights recover from stumble with 4-1 win in Vancouver

Bob Frid-USA Today
The Knights got one back in the win column on Thursday night to close a disappointing November for the team.

LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights were able to once again end a subpar road trip on a high note. This time it was in Vancouver, the tail end game of a 3 game Western Canadian tilt against three worth opponents. After two gut-wrenching overtime losses in a row, the Knights got a much needed two points with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night. 

The Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period courtesy of goals from Ivan Barbashev and Jack Eichel. A William Karlsson goal on the power-play in the second period and one from Brett Howden to open the third pushed the Knigts lead to 4-0.

Vancouver would get one back late on Andrei Kuzmenko’s fourth goal of the season. 

It was a dominant offensive effort for the Knights, who are finally making their way out of an offensive slump that ranked among the worst in team history. After just two goals in their previous four combined games, they’ve notched eight goals total in their last two outings. 

There wasn’t much to write home about for the Knights in the month of November. After starting their season on a torrid pace, they managed just six wins in 14 outings over the past month to bring themselves back to earth. 

Despite this, the Knights once again recaptured the NHL’s lead in points with the win. As dire as it got the last few weeks, it never really threatened the team’s position. Which is remarkable.

The Knights return home to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night for a date with the Capitals after having eight of their last nine games on the road. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. local time.