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What’s better than a win you might ask? Winning free Krispy Kreme doughnuts after a 1-0 shutout. I’ll give you all the scoop on what happened during the game.
Who scored? What time was remaining in the period? Who assisted who?
- William Karlsson scored with 47.2 seconds left in the 3rd period. He was assisted by Jonathan Marchessault.
My thoughts on period 1
The Vegas Golden Knights out shot the Arizona Coyotes 10-4, which was phenomenal. The Golden Knights had a couple odd man rushes that didn’t go their way, but I believed that if they kept thinking the rushes will work, a goal is bound to happen. Overall the Coyotes did well although they were out shot in the period. The Coyotes held strong against the odd man rushes and never broke. They needed to build off a solid first but find a way to execute more in the second. Goals are bound to happen if that continues.
My thoughts on period 2
Early on in the period, the Coyotes gained a power play through Keegan Kolesars’ benching interference. Apparently though, those 2 minutes didn’t work for the Coyotes as the powerplay had been lackluster. More of the same carried from the first as both goaltenders have had strong performances in net.
Although Keegan Kolesar for the Golden Knights got that 2 minute minor, the Golden Knights didn’t let a goal slip by them. As for the Golden Knights powerplay, they couldn’t find a way to capitalize on 2 chances in the period.
My thoughts on period 3
I got to give both the Golden Knights and Coyotes credit for battling out for 19 minutes and 22 seconds. The reason why I didn’t say the full 20 minutes is because William Karlsson scored with just 47 seconds left in the 3rd period. I got to be honest here, but I started to lose faith in Wild Bill due to him saying he’ll be better, but not really getting off the ground yet. I guess I got proven wrong here. The goal in the general was a thing of beauty as Alex Tuch hugged the red line before sending the puck deep behind Kuemper to a forechecking Marchessault who behind the back fed Karlsson all alone in front for the jam home.
Although Arizona Coyotes lost, I got to give credit to Darcy Kuemper for an absolute stellar performance. Although it was a 1 goal game, both goaltenders truly starred in the show with spectacular saves all the way until almost the end. Fleury picks up the 16 save shutout to add to his Hall of Fame pedigree. Let’s see what happens when they meet again on April 9th.
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