The Golden Knights, have been playing good hockey, winning two of the past three games, against Eastern Conference teams. The Hurricanes, offense have struggled in their past ten games, and are trending downwards. The Knights, have won seven out of their last ten games, looking to stay atop in the Western Conference. Last season, the Knights won both games over Carolina.
Logan Thompson has been lights out, but was sluggish in this game for the Golden Knights against the Hurricanes.
In the first period, it was a even battle with both teams stacking shots on each other, until Andrei Svechnikov scored a goal on a power play for the Hurricanes. Moments later, Mcnabb had a clean shot blocked but William Carrier tied it up with the put back goal, making the score even at 1-1.
There was no difference in the 3rd period, as once again the Hurricanes came out jumping. Seth Jarvis with a goal on a power play pushing the lead to 5-1. Brady Skjei even added one goal, pushing the lead into the comfort zone at 6-1. Jiri Patera subbed in for Logan Thompson, as he had a tough night. The Knights were able to add two more goals with Nicolas Hague and William Carrier, with his second goal of the night. The Knights looked like they had tired legs, from playing a back to back. Carolina never looked back after scoring their first goal. Their momentum got bigger as they kept scoring more.
The Golden Knights are defending champions for a reason.
The Golden Knights are one of the more resilient teams in the NHL. They are the defending champions, for a reason and one thing they know how to do is get a win after a bad loss. These are one of those games, where you shove aside and move onto the next one, The Golden Knights look to bounce back in Tampa Bay against the Lightnings on Thursday, 4 P.M PT time at Amalie Arena.