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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 16: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a goal against John Gibson #36 of the Anaheim Ducks in overtime to win their game 2-1 at T-Mobile Arena on January 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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The first 40 minutes, it seemed like the Anaheim Ducks had it all, but then with 20 minutes to go, it was all Vegas albeit they were not able to capitalize until the end of regulation. Today, I will be giving you the scoop on who scored, who assisted who, what time was remaining in the periods and my thoughts on the periods.

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

  • With 12:15 remaining in the 2nd period, Max Comtois scored. He was assisted by Jacob Larsson.
  • With 1:16 remaining in the 3rd period, William Karlsson scored. He was assisted by Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone.
  • With 4:53 remaining in OT, Max Pacioretty scored. He was assisted by Mark Stone

My thoughts on the first period:
Although not that much went on in period 1, there’s 2 key points that I want to highlight.

Chandler Stephenson’s breakaway: Although he didn’t score, that kid can sure work the puck. Stephenson just has to score when John Gibson isn’t looking. If he does that, then a lot more goals for the VGK will come in.

Give William Karlsson the puck: I know he hasn’t lived up to his full potential in the last 2 years, but I believe that he can score a ton after his first goal.

My thoughts on the second period
Although Marc-Andre Fleury gave up 1 goal in the first, he still did great in the second and kept the Ducks off the board the rest of the way. At the very end of the period, Max Pacioretty, Chandler Stephenson and Alex Tuch all had clean shots on goal but to no avail.

My thoughts on the third period
I agree with Shane Hindy when he said that Vegas can’t get the puck over the blue line. They didn’t have a good start, but once Karlsson scored, it boosted their confidence to score. William Karlsson said he wanted to be better this season. Let’s see if he can keep his streak up. Max Pacioretty had been outstanding all game. I had faith that he would score and it ended up being the fastest goal in team history.

It was a wild ride for both teams, but the Ducks shouldn’t lose their confidence, because both Ducks and Knights meet up 6 more times. Let’s see what happens in their next match-up.


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