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    VGK (2nd) Season Chatter

    Two time winner of the "Zukes" Cup (2011, 2012)

    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Simmonds nets two for Flyers in 5-2 win over Vegas

    LAS VEGAS -- The Philadelphia Flyers know the importance of opening the season with a road victory.

    Wayne Simmonds scored two goals to lead Philadelphia to a 5-2 season-opening road win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

    It was the Flyers' third straight season-opening victory in a Pacific Division city. Philadelphia has earned at least a point in each of its last four season openers (3-0-1).

    Oskar Lindblom, Robert Hagg and Scott Laughton also scored for the Flyers, one of seven NHL teams to win on the road during Thursday's 10-game slate.

    "I think it's tough sometimes when you open at your own rink," Elliott said. "You have all the spectacles and the show, sometimes it takes away from your focus a little bit and the road team just has to come in and play (its) game."

    And while the defending Western Conference champion Golden Knights' scoring chances outweighed Philadelphia's, 24-14, Flyers netminder Brian Elliott was outstanding in stopping 23 of the 25 shots he faced in front of an announced crowd of 18,555.

    Vegas' Marc-Andre Fleury allowed five goals and stopped 11 of 16 shots before being replaced by Malcolm Subban with 9:49 left in the second period. Subban stopped all nine of the shots he saw.

    Vegas coach Gerard Gallant dispatched the notion about his team being distracted by the pre-game festivities, which included the raising of the Pacific Division and Western Conference championship banners.

    "I was excited and our players were excited to start at home tonight, it just didn't go our way," Gallant said. "I thought we played a real good 10 minutes to open the game up. We had a 1-0 lead and then (Shea) Theodore hit the crossbar, would have made it 2-0. After that they pretty well took over the game."

    Jonathan Marchessault and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare were the only ones to score for Vegas, as the Flyers dominated the neutral zone.

    "We kind of just wanted to counter-attack their speed, that's the way they play," said Simmonds, who led the Flyers with four shots and seven hits. "They have their D jumping the rush a lot of times, and we figured if we could bust the zone we could keep their D back. It worked to our advantage and we kept pucks in and we went in and we got them."

    Marchessault's shot from the left dot gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead early in the first period, but Lindblom tied the game after making a nice move around Fleury's left pad and a backhand into an empty net.

    Simmonds pounced on a loose puck sitting on the goal line, and poked it into the net to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead late in the first period. His second goal made it 3-1 early in the second period when he slipped a shot under a sprawled out Fleury.

    Simmonds has five goals in his last two season-openers.

    Later in the second period, it was Mikhail Vorobyev, in his NHL debut, starting a rush with a stretch pass to James van Riemsdyk, who then fed Hagg, who beat Fleury with a wrist shot to the glove side. Just 1:06 later, Laughton deflected Radko Gudas' shot from the point to make it 5-1.

    Bellemare netted a short-handed goal to cut Philadelphia's lead to 5-2 with 11:32 left in the game.

    This marked the first of two games in nine days between these clubs. Vegas will visit the Flyers on October 13 to wrap up a five-game road trip that begins Saturday night.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Haula scores in shootout, Golden Knights top Wild 2-1

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Fresh off last season's loss in the Stanley Cup final, the Vegas Golden Knights reloaded for another run by remaking their second line.

    A newcomer and a holdover showed Saturday how explosive the second unit can be for Vegas.

    Erik Haula scored in the shootout and the Golden Knights rallied to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

    Max Pacioretty, who was acquired from Montreal in an offseason trade, scored his first goal for Vegas, which has used Pacioretty and Haula on opposite sides of new center Paul Stastny in the season's first two games.

    "He's a great player and he played a real good game tonight," Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said of Pacioretty. "That line was excellent and that's a big goal for us at a key time."

    Pacioretty snapped home a one-timer in the slot from Jonathan Marchessault with 1:31 left in regulation to tie the game as Gallant pulled goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury.

    "I really thought in the third period when we played our best, that we were blocking shots and doing what we had to do," Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. "But they were pressing. They come at you all the time, that's why they won the West."

    Fleury made 29 saves for Vegas, bouncing back after being pulled in the opening 5-2 loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. Fleury was pulled after 30:11 against Philadelphia after allowing five goals on 16 shots.

    Matt Dumba scored for the Wild, who was the only team in the Western Conference to sweep Vegas last season. Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced.

    "He was fantastic," Wild forward Jason Zucker said of Dubnyk. "He's the only reason that we didn't lose that game 10-nothing."

    Haula scored the only goal in the shootout against his former team as his shot between Dubnyk's legs ended up trickling in after Dubnyk appeared to make the stop.

    "We just stuck with it, made a great play there on Max's goal and we had a lot of chances," Haula said. "Duby played well over there and made it hard on us, but overall I'm just happy with our game. It's a good indicator to jump back in a tough building, tough environment and just play like that, it's a good job by the guys."

    Dumba, signed to five-year, $30 million contract in the offseason, scored on a slap shot from the blue line midway through the first period. Dubnyk held up against a Vegas' attack that outshot Minnesota 42-30 through overtime.

    "It's nice to feel good out of the gate," Dubnyk said. "It'd be nice to have two wins, obviously. It's tough to feel too good about it. But we just try to work on those things that make you feel good and I'm feeling pretty good in there now, so we'll have a good week."

    The Wild lost for the first time in the first home game of the season at the Xcel Energy Center after starting 14-0-3 in such games.

    Game notes

    Minnesota went 27-6-8 at home last season, finishing second in the NHL in home points. ...
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Eichel scores 2 in Sabres' 4-2 win over Golden Knights

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jack Eichel scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to their second straight win, 4-2 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.

    Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville had the other goals and Carter Hutton made 35 saves for the Sabres (2-1-0), who have a winning record for the first time since the third game of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

    Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault scored for the Golden Knights (1-2-0), playing the second of a five-game road trip. Haula had the winning shootout goal in Vegas' victory at Minnesota on Saturday. Marc-Andre Fleury made 13 saves.

    Buffalo had only five shots on goal in the second period, but was able to score three times in about five minutes.

    Eichel tucked a backhand around Fleury's poke check for his third of the season to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead five minutes into the period. Sam Reinhart slipped a pass between the skates of Vegas defenseman Deryk Engelland to set up Eichel in front of the net.

    The Golden Knights got on the board less than three minutes later when Haula sent a wrist shot from outside the right circle past Hutton.

    The Sabres responded with two goals in a 1:28 span. Scandella floated a long shot from the blue line over Fleury's glove just 27 seconds after Vegas scored. Evan Rodrigues fed Pominville for a one-timer to make it 4-1 midway through the second.

    Buffalo never relinquished the lead after Rasmus Ristolainen slid the puck to Eichel for a one-timer from the left circle on a power play with 5:29 left in the first period.

    Marchessault scored his second of the season for Vegas on an unassisted wrist shot from the high slot with 9:13 left in the third period.
    Two time winner of the "Zukes" Cup (2011, 2012)

    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Golden Knights Fall Flat In Stanley Cup Rematch

    by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

    October 10th, 2018

    In the third game of their five-game road trip, the Vegas Golden Knights were unable to drum up a third period comeback and lost to the Washington Capitals, 5-2.

    HOW IT WENT DOWN

    As a Washington-controlled first period wound down to its final minute, the Capitals found a power-play goal off the stick of Evgeny Kuznetsov. The first half of the second period passed without a goal, but Alex Ovechkin connected on a one-timer to put Washington up by a pair. But less than a minute later, Cody Eakin scored his first goal of the season in his return to the lineup to bring the Golden Knights to within a goal.

    In the third, the teams traded goals in the first 10 minutes as Nicklas Backstrom scored for Washington and Reilly Smith netted a tally for Vegas to make it a 3-2 hockey game.

    But the Caps weren't done as Kuznetsov set up Ovechkin for the second time of the night and Washington reclaimed the two-goal lead.

    With 6:11 to play in the third, a dogged forecheck from Tomas Nosek led to a Max Pacioretty goal, but the play entering the zone was ruled offside and the goal was waved off. T.J. Oshie's empty-net goal was the final entry on the scoresheet as Washington won the game, 5-2.

    TURNING POINT

    After Smith's goal brought the score to 3-2, the Golden Knights took the momentum in the hockey game. But at 10:33, Kuznetsov held off a defender, waited for Ovechkin to get open and slid the puck perfectly through a seam to the Washington captain. Ovechkin made no mistake burying his second of the night and Washington was able to hang on for the 5-2 win.

    TOP PERFORMERS

    Evgeny Kuznetsov: With a goal and three assists in the game, Kuznetsov led all players in scoring.

    Nicklas Backstrom: Backstrom posted a goal and an assist, both of which came on the power play.

    Cody Eakin: In his first game of the season, Eakin stepped around the Capitals defense, got Holtby out of position, and scored his first goal of the year on a wraparound in the second period.

    TAKEAWAYS

    Power Play: The Golden Knights power play has yet to score a goal. Perhaps some changes in personnel on the man advantage are coming.

    Solid Second Period: Vegas had twice as many chances to score in the middle period as they outshot the Capitals, 16-8.

    Consistent Urgency: Vegas had stretches of high-pressure, effective offensive zone time and glorious scoring chances, but they were canceled out on a number of second-chance opportunities and weren't able to maintain the pressure.

    Lots Of Shots, But...: Vegas has been consistently outshooting opponents early in the season, but only have one win to show for it.
    Two time winner of the "Zukes" Cup (2011, 2012)

    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 5

    Kessel's hat trick powers Penguins past Vegas 4-2

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    PITTSBURGH --*Evgeni Malkin*corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw*Phil Kessel*sprinting out of the zone.

    He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal.

    Carl Hagelin*repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second period that ended the same way.

    The two goals completed a natural hat trick for Kessel and the*Pittsburgh Penguins*beat the*Vegas Golden Knights*4-2 on Thursday night.

    "There's a fine line between anticipation and cheating and I think Phil has a knack for seeing those windows of opportunity," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "He has explosive speed so he can create separation when he needs to. He has another gear and you could see that on those breakaways."

    Vegas scored the first goal of the game, and Kessel had the next three. It was Kessel's sixth career hat trick and first in four seasons with Pittsburgh. His last hat trick came Feb. 1, 2014, as a member of the*Toronto Maple Leafs, in a 6-3 win against Ottawa.

    "It's been awhile," said Kessel, who switched sticks before his hat trick. "It felt good. I had some good passes and I was able to finish."

    Jake Guentzel*scored his third goal and Malkin had three assists for the Penguins, who allowed 11 goals in their first two games.

    "I could see our guys making more of a concerted effort to defend," Sullivan said. "I think our team is capable of getting to another level. I don't think we had our swagger like we're capable of, but from an effort standpoint, you can see they were trying to do the right things."

    Casey DeSmith*stopped 35 shots in his first regular-season start for Pittsburgh. Starter*Matt Murray*missed Thursday's game and is day-to-day with a concussion suffered Monday during practice. Murray participated in, and faced shots during, Thursday's optional morning skate.

    Reilly Smith*scored his second of the season for Vegas and 100th career goal.*Tomas Nosek*also scored for Vegas, which lost its third straight and has opened the season with four losses in five games. The defending Western Conference champions lost their fourth game on Nov. 2 last season.

    Malcolm Subban*made 18 saves for Vegas.*Marc-Andre Fleury, who spent 13 seasons and won three Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh, served as the backup after allowing four goals on 28 shots during a loss Wednesday at Washington. Fans chanted for Fleury -- selected in 2017 by Vegas in the expansion draft -- after Subban allowed three goals on seven shots in the second period.

    "We just have to stay positive," Subban said. "We've been generating a lot of shots on net. Eventually, we're going to start getting some bounces."

    Nosek opened the scoring, taking a pass from*Jonathan Marchessault*along the boards and slipping a backhander behind DeSmith.

    But Kessel answered for Pittsburgh when he beat Subban with a wrist shot following a Malkin faceoff win.

    Kessel's breakaway goal midway through the second put Pittsburgh in front for good. Malkin hit Kessel at center with a stretch pass from his own goal-line and he finished the breakaway with a glove-side wrist shot.

    To complete the hat trick, Hagelin hit Kessel with a long outlet pass and he beat Subban low to the glove side.

    "I was just kind of going down and shooting," Kessel said. "Nothing special. The pucks found me and I had two good plays."

    Guentzel's blocker-side wrist shot 57 seconds later on a backhand feed from*Sidney Crosby*gave Pittsburgh a comfortable three-goal lead through two periods.

    Kessel did all the damage before Pittsburgh's last goal.

    "We needed the win," Kessel said. "I think we can get better. We just have to improve each game."

    Game notes

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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

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    Eakin scores, Fluery shutout in Vegas' 1-0 win vs Flyers


    PHILADELPHIA -- Cody Eakin scored with 1:25 left in the game and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

    Eakin ended the scoreless tie with a sensational sequence for the winner. He made a dive for the puck to keep it away from Flyers center Sean Couturier in Philly's end of the ice. Ryan Carpenter snared the puck and passed it back to Eakin, who fired it from the circle past Brian Elliott for the winner.

    Elliott was pulled to give the Flyers the man-advantage and they still couldn't solve Fleury.

    Fleury earned his first shutout and second win of the season for the Western Conference champions. The Golden Knights had been in a bit of a sophomore slump with a 1-4 start that included an opening-night home loss to the Flyers. But on the final game of a five-game road trip, Fleury carried Vegas to a needed win before it returns home next week to open a five-game homestand.

    Fleury made 10 saves in the second period and all of them were worthy of the highlight reel. He stuffed Scott Laughton on a short-handed breakaway that wiped out the center and sent him crashing into the boards. Laughton crashed back-first into the boards and was down on the ice for a few seconds, then went straight to the locker room. He didn't return until the third.

    Moments after that save, Flyers captain Claude Giroux was alone on a breakaway, took a nifty skip over a Vegas blade and was also stopped by Fleury. Fleury lay on his right side and snared the puck with his glove a tick before it reached the crease. Giroux's stick hop was a play-of-the-day candidate -- had Fleury not topped him with the save of the month. The Golden Knights tweeted the clip with the caption, "Don't you Fleury bout a thing."

    He won his 29th career game against the Flyers.

    The Flyers were stomped 8-2 in their home opener Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks and were booed off the ice to start a make-or-break year in coach Dave Hakstol's fourth season. They rebounded 24 hours later with a gritty win at Ottawa and played a solid 60 minutes Saturday against the Western Conference champions. It just wasn't enough for a team that can't avoid any more injuries.

    Laughton was banged up and forward Oskar Lindblom also hit the locker room in the third after Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb plowed him into the glass. The Flyers were already without two of their top nine forwards -- Nolan Patrick and James van Riemsdyk. Patrick could miss up to 10 days after he took a stick to the face against Ottawa. Van Riemsdyk, who signed a $35 million, five-year contract in the summer, is out another month because an injury suffered when was hit with a shot in the second game of the season.

    The Golden Knights played their straight game without injured center Paul Stastny, who was signed to a $19.5 million, three-year contract in the offseason.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Fleury ties for 10th on NHL wins list, Vegas tops Sabres 4-1

    LAS VEGAS -- Jonathan Marchessault was 13 when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got his first NHL win on Oct. 18, 2003.

    Nearly 15 years later, Marchessault helped Fleury reach a major milestone with victory No. 407.

    Marchessault scored twice and Fleury tied Glenn Hall for 10th place in NHL history as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night.

    "I feel really honored to be among these guys (in the top 10)," said Fleury, who made 26 saves for the defending Western Conference champions. "I just try to do my part, try to do my job stopping the puck. Tonight, I thought it was a great team effort, it wasn't just me. It was our best game by far this season."

    Cody Eakin and William Karlsson also had goals for the Golden Knights, who scored more than two for the first time in seven games this season.

    Vladimir Sobotka scored with 37 seconds left, spoiling Fleury's bid for his 50th career shutout.

    For the second consecutive game, the 15-year veteran came up with clutch stops. Sobotka skated in alone in the third period and fired a wrist shot from the left side, but Fleury's glove was too quick. Not long after that, during a penalty kill, Fleury's glove nabbed Kyle Okposo's attempt from the right side.

    Vegas stymied all six Sabres power plays and improved to 17 of 21 on the penalty kill this season. Buffalo, meanwhile, is 4 for 24 on the power play.

    Sabres goalie Carter Hutton stopped 25 shots.

    After starting the season with a 5-2 home loss to Philadelphia, the Golden Knights stumbled during a 2-3-0 road trip, as they couldn't quite find the magic that helped them open last season 8-1-0.

    Tuesday, they played their most complete game of the young season, looking like the high-energy expansion team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final in June.

    The victory avenged a loss in Buffalo, where the Sabres outskated, outhustled and outplayed the Golden Knights in a 4-2 win on Oct. 8.

    "We played a real good, solid hockey game. I thought we were the better team most of the night and worked hard," Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. "I seen a lot of things we're going to have to do the rest of the year. Really happy with the performance. Too many penalties, but (the penalty kill) did a great job."

    The Sabres have scored a power-play goal in each of their three wins, going 4 for 9 in those games, but are now 0 for 15 on man-advantage opportunities in their three losses.

    "Special teams were the critical part of our game," coach Phil Housley said. "We focused on that before the game. We knew that they did not have a power-play goal up to this point and they probably were working on it. We missed an assignment on the (penalty kill) and our power play let us down."

    Marchessault ended the Golden Knights' power-play drought with a minute left in the first period, taking a crisp pass from Karlsson and one-timing it over Hutton's glove.

    Vegas, which was 4 for 29 on the power play through seven games last season, was 0 for 16 with the man advantage heading into the game. The Golden Knights finished the night 1 for 3.

    Eakin scored his third of the season in the second period, when his short-handed goal gave Vegas a 2-0 lead two minutes in.

    Karlsson, who led the team with 43 goals last season, scored his first of the campaign. It took Karlsson seven games to get his first goal last season, too.

    Marchessault added an empty-net goal for the final margin.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 8

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    Fleury earns 408th career win, Golden Knights top Ducks 3-1

    LAS VEGAS -- Marc-Andre Fleury has never been one to take credit for his wins.

    All 408 of them.

    Fleury stopped 17 shots to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to their third straight victory, 3-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

    And with his 408th win, the 15-year veteran moved into sole possession of 10th place on the NHL's career list.

    "Like I've said before, it's an honor to be among these guys," Fleury said. "I've been fortunate to play with a lot of great players, very good teams. It's pretty cool to be there."

    Fleury, who for the second straight game lost a bid for his 50th career shutout in the third period, has allowed just two goals in his last three starts.

    "We played a good team tonight and we dominated," said Fleury, now 15 wins behind ninth-place Tony Esposito. "We had the puck all night, we didn't give them much. Pretty quiet on my end."

    William Karlsson, Ryan Reaves and Jonathan Marchessault scored for the Golden Knights, who outshot the Ducks 45-18.

    After going 0 for 16 on the power play through their first six games, the Golden Knights have scored with the man advantage in each of the last two games. Vegas finished 1 for 5 on the power play against the Ducks, who were 0 for 2.

    Vegas, which has answered a three-game losing streak with its current three-game win streak, has gone 11 for 11 on the penalty kill over its last four games.

    "They do a good job, they work hard to get in shot lanes, they really put pressure on teams," Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said. "I think they got off to a tough start at the first of the season. I think the guys take pride in that. When you do a real good job killing penalties, that usually sets the stage for your team and I think the guys have done a great job lately."

    Ben Street had the goal for the Ducks, and John Gibson finished with 42 saves.

    "We have to have more people engaged in the game; we didn't get engaged in the hockey game until maybe the third period, even then we lost too many 2-on-1 battles," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "We didn't compete hard enough. Our goalie gave us a chance again. We scored a goal early (in the third period), and then we have a little bit of life to us. We displayed very little life in the first two periods of the game."

    As opposed to the Golden Knights, who outhustled Anaheim to loose pucks, were strong on the forecheck, and created many more scoring opportunities than the Ducks.

    Per NaturalStatTrick.com, the Golden Knights had 34 scoring chances and 19 high-danger chances. Conversely, the Ducks had just 18 scoring chances and only five high-danger chances.

    "I liked everything tonight," Gallant said. "I liked the way we played, I liked our power play, we had good chances, I liked our whole game. The last three minutes of the second period and early in the third period I thought we let down a little bit and gave them some real good chances and we turned some pucks over. But besides that, I thought we played one of our best games."

    Karlsson, drafted by the Ducks in 2011, scored his second goal of the season when he redirected Marchessault's centering feed past Gibson for a power-play goal. Karlsson, third in the NHL with 43 goals last season, has two goals and six assists in the last six games.

    Reaves scored his first of the season midway through the second to make it 2-0 with his son and mother watching from the stands.

    "I've scored in front of (my son) a bunch, but every time my mum comes down I seem to score," said Reaves, whose goal was the game-winner. "And my mum just got here last night. She seems to be my good luck charm."

    Street cut Vegas' lead in half early in the third period. Marchessault's empty-net goal with 17 seconds left provided the final margin.
    Two time winner of the "Zukes" Cup (2011, 2012)

    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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