Zach Whitecloud Saves the Day

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What an intense game it was. Here’s what happened.

Who scored? What time was remaining on the clock? Who assisted who?

  • Chandler Stephenson scored with 9:04 remaining in the 1st period. He was assisted by Mark Stone and Dylan Coghlan. 1-0 VGK.
  • Jonathan Marchessault scored with 1:08 in the 1st period. He was assisted by Reilly Smith and William Karlsson. 2-0 VGK.
  • Alex Tuch scored with 17:21 remaining in the 2nd period. He was assisted by Cody Glass. 3-0 VGK.
  • Isac Lundestom scored with 16:22 remaining in the 2nd. He was assisted by Max Comtois and Ben Hutton. 3-1 VGK.
  • Nicolas Roy scored with 3:18 remaining in the 2nd. He was assisted by Cody Glass and Shea Theodore. 4-1 VGK.
  • Troy Terry scored with 14:58 remaining in the 3d period. He was assisted by Kevin Shattenkirk and Hampus Lindholm. 4-2 VGK.
  • Adam Henrique scored with 12:37 remaining in the 3rd period. He was assisted by Troy Terry. 4-3 VGK.
  • Ryan Getzlaf scored with 10:01 remaining in the 3rd period. He was assisted by Rickard Rakell and Kevin Shattenkirk. 4-4 TIE.
  • Zach Whitecloud scored with 3:56 remaining in the 3rd. He was assisted by William Carrier and Chandler Stephenson. 5-4 VGK.

My thoughts on period 1

For 20 minutes straight, it looked like both Anaheim Ducks and the Vegas Golden Knights were hungry for a win. Ryan Miller awaiting 1 more win to be the first American goaltender with the most wins in NHL history and Marc-Andre Fleury awaiting his 5th straight win this season. Midway through the period the Golden Knights Chandler Stephenson struck first with his 4th of the season. In the dying minutes, Jonathan Marchessault netted his 3rd to go up 2-0.

My thoughts on period 2

Although the Ducks lost that period, they equaled the Golden Knights in shots on goal. The Ducks got one past Fleury to cut the lead down but the Golden Knights pulled away with a 4-1 win, or so we thought.

My thought on period 3

The Ducks came out and channeled a bit of the Golden Knights third period magic with 3 goals in the opening 10 minutes to tie the game. With just 3:56 remaining, Zach Whitecloud scored with an excellent wrist shot that fell perfectly in the net. I have to give credit to the Ducks for pushing back and making the game a battle with Ryan Getzlaf scoring power play goal to tie it up at the midway point of the period. It looked as though the Ducks might pull off a stunner until Whitecloud slammed the door shut.

In conclusion

Although the Ducks are 5-6-3, they look like solid competitors and have put up a few good battles against the Golden Knights. For the Golden Knights, Fluery appeared human for the first time this season. his 4 games prior, Fluery had surrendered 5 goals total and had not allowed more than 2 in a game so far in his near perfect start to the season. Let’s see what both teams bring to the table on Thursday night.


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