Golden Knights win opening night against Ducks

Photo credit by: Jason Franson Canadian Press via AP

What’s better than a Vegas Golden Knights victory you may ask? An opening night win that is. We played a great game against a team who hasn’t played in 10 months more of less. In my first of many articles I will write, I will write about who scored in the game, who assisted who, what time was remaining in the periods and my opinion about the game. So without stalling, let’s just jump into this article.

Who scored for the Vegas Golden Knights? Who assisted who and what time was remaining in the period?

  • 18:55 remaining Jonathan Marchessault scored. Marchessault was assisted by Alec Martinez, followed by Shea Theodore. 1-0 Vegas.
  • 17:47 remaining in the first period, Tomas Nosek scored. He was assisted by Ryan Reaves. 2-0 Vegas.
  • With 19:12 remaining in the 3rd period, Mark Stone scored. He was assisted by Chandler Stephenson, followed by Alex Pietrangelo. 3-2 Vegas.
  • With 9:02 remaining in the 3rd period, Max Pacioretty scored. He was assisted by Mark Stone. 4-2 Vegas.
  • With :13.8 remaining in the 3rd period, Alex Tuch scored. He was assisted by Nick Roy, followed by Cody Glass.

Who scored for the Anaheim Ducks? Who assisted who and what time was remaining in the period?

  • With 15:39 remaining in the first period, Max Comtois scored. He was assisted by Max Jones. 2-1 Vegas
  • With 12:02 remaining in the first period, Ryan Getzlaf scored. He was assisted by Max Comtois. 2-2 tie

In my opinion, the first half of period 1 was all you could have ever expected from Vegas. Out of those 2 goals scored by Marchessault and Nosek, I loved how Reaves got that assist with the Nosek goal. The reason why I loved it is because back when we all could attend the hockey games, every Golden Knights fan had little faith in Reaves scoring. I know, I know, “He’s an enforcer, so what do you expect Julian?” Still though, he’s still a hockey player. The second half of the 1st period, it was all Anaheim as they made the game interesting. Golden Knights still did good, but not great.

The entire 20:00 minutes of period 2 was horrendous. Both teams played like they haven’t played an exhibition game… Well, the 2 teams literally haven’t played an exhibition game, but it was still horrendous due to no scoring and the lack of offence and defense for both ends.

Now for the third period, not even a minute into the period, the captain Mark Stone scored. There’s two things about that goal that I want to touch on. First is we made a great acquisition on Chandler Stephenson, because he’s an absolute stud. Second is Alex Pietrangelo scored his very first point as a Vegas Golden Knight. Yet another great acquisition we got.

In conclusion

Both Vegas and Anaheim did great considering the fact that they both haven’t played in months on end, but Vegas showed they’re the dominant team. The big guys showed up when needed after the Ducks surge and grabbed points where they needed them. Let’s see how Saturday’s game goes.


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