First Shootout of the Season Didn’t Go Vegas’ Way

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Vegas Golden Knights v.s St.Louis Blues. Alex Pietrangelo v.s David Perron. Who won, who lost? You’ll find out below.

Who scored? What time was remaining in the period? who assisted who?

  • Alex Tuch scored with 16:43 remaining in the 1st period. He was assisted by Keegan Kolesar and Alex Pietrangelo. 1-0 VGK
  • David Perron scored with 15:52 remaining in the 1st period. He was assisted by Ryan O’Reilly. 1-1 tie
  • David Perron scored a Power Play goal with 11:49 remaining in the 1st period. He was assisted by Torey Krug and Jaden Schwartz. 2-1 STL.
  • Jaden Schwartz scored with 10:10 remaining in the 1st period. He was assisted by Brayden Schenn. 3-1 STL.
  • Max Pacioretty scored with 18:18 remaining in the 2nd period. He was assisted by Mark Stone and Alec Martinez. 3-2 STL.
  • Jordan Kyrou scored with 9:15 remaining in the 2nd period. He was unassisted. 4-2 STL.
  • Max Pacioretty scored a Power Play goal with 9:24 remaining in the 3rd period. He was assisted by Shea Theodore. 4-3 STL.
  • Max Pacioretty scored with 3:25 remaining in the 3rd period. He was assisted Alec Martinez and Mark Stone.

My thoughts on period 1

Vegas opened up early with Tuch getting his third of the season before St. Louis would take over the period. It’s not unheard of to know that David Perron is one of the best players in the NHL, even against the Golden Knights. He scored the first 2 goals to get the ball rolling for the St. Louis Blues. One of the goals was assisted by Ryan O’Reilly and the 2nd was assisted by Torey Krug and Jaden Schwartz. Schwartz would add his own to give the Blues a 3-1 lead.

Robin Lehner had a tough start but turned it around with an amazing save to deny a breakaway chance from David Perron. If he scored, he could’ve got an early hat trick and the game may have ran away from the Golden Knights at that point.

My thoughts on period 2

I thought that the Golden Knights were decent in the 2nd period. Early on in the 2nd, Mark Stone and Alec Martinez both setup Max Pacioretty, who scored a nasty snap shot. I guess that the St. Louis Blues didn’t like a 1 goal deficit, because not even 10 minutes later, Jordan Kyrou scored with a spectacular turnover wrist shot.

There were a ton of scoring chances for both teams, but Robin Lehner and Jordan Binnington played on top of their games to not let one slip by.

My thoughts on period 3

The Golden Knights are the best 3rd period NHL team by a long shot and it was on full display in this tilt. Pacioretty would nail the comeback scoring his second and capping off the hack trick late while Mark Stone would assist off both. Throughout the majority of the period, Vegas would dominate but found themselves victims of the post (7 total times in the game) on countless occasions.

My thoughts on overtime

The 3 on 3 OT was intense. It was literally a back-and-forth shotgun style period. Both teams were very eager to shoot their shot and go home on a positive note, but couldn’t seem to do that in those 5-minutes.

My thoughts on the shoot out

Good news for St. Louis Blues fans is that David Perron scored his 3rd goal. Bad news is that a hat trick doesn’t count on a shoot out. Also good news is the St. Louis Blues won game 1 of 8. Overall a great game by the Blues who found a way to overcome the comeback and get out of dodge with 2 points.

The Golden Knights played a great game as well after weathering the Blues first period storm. They still maintain first place in the division and have a chance to strike back with a win on Thursday, to hold on to the top spot.

In conclusion

Vegas v.s St. Louis has become a solid rivalry and that has become heightened now with ex-teammates on each team. Let’s see if the Golden Knights can win their 2nd game against St. Louis Blues this Thursday at 6:00pm PT.


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