Rapid Recap: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 1 – BlueJackets.com

The Colorado Avalanche fell 3-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday at Ball Area. Chandler Steph…….

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The Colorado Avalanche fell 3-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday at Ball Area. 

Chandler Stephenson and Reilly Smith scored Inside The primary interval for the Knights and Cale Makar reduce Colorado’s deficit to 2-1 late Inside the second interval however Evgenii Dadonov sealed the win with an empty-internet marker with 30 seconds staying in regulation.

Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for the Avs and Robin Lehner stopped 26-of-27 photographs. Colorado went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill Inside the outing.

Statistics | Photograph Gallery | Extremelights | Notes & Quotes

THE Goals

1st Period
2:00 VGK (0-1) – Chandler Stephenson picked up a rebound from a Brayden McNabb shot and scored.
9:37 VGK (0-2) – SHG, Reilly Smith pressured a turnover and had a breakaway probability go into The internet.

2nd Period
19:23 COL (1-2) – Cale Makar‘s shot from The objective bounced off a Vegas deffinisher and hit twine all by way of 4-on-4 play.

Third Period
19:30 VGK (1-3) – ENG, Evgenii Dadonov scored into an empty internet.

Final: Golden Knights – 3 | Avalanche – 1 

3 STARS

  1. Reilly Smith (VGK)
  2. Chandler Stephenson (VGK)
  3. Darcy Kuemper (COL)

Chosen by Colorado Hockey Coach of The sport: Alex Wegienka – Arapahoe Warriors

Power Performs

Colorado: 0 For two
Vegas: 0 for 3

GOALTENDING BATTLE

Colorado: Darcy Kuemper stopped 26 photographs.
Vegas: Robin Lehner made 26-of-27 saves.

STAT OF THE Evening time

Nathan MacKinnon had a assister on Cale Makar’s objective and now has six factors (one objective, 5 assists) in his 4 video recreations this season. MacKinnon has found the scoresheet in every of his first 4 video recreations this yr, a feat he has accomplished twice earlier than (5 video recreations in 2019-20, three video recreations in 2013-14).

Pocket book

Cale Makar scored his first of the yr. He now has 98 factors in his profession, needing two extra to hit the 100-level milestone… Rookie d-man Bowen Byram had an assist and now has 5 factors (one objective, 4 assists) by way of six video recreations… Mikko Rantanen noticed his season-opening, 5-recreation level streak and three-recreation objective streak finish… It was The primary of three conferences between the Avalanche and Golden Knights this season and Vegas’ solely journey to the Mile Extreme Metropolis in 2021-22… The Avs At the second are (5-1-1) all-time in the direction of the Golden Knights at Ball Area.

Huge Spotlight

Video: [email protected]: Makar fires a shot from The objective and scores

ROSTER REPORT

The Avalanche recalled defenseman Jacob MacDonald on Tuesday morning and he was the group’s scratch for The rivals. Kurtis MacDermid returned to the lineup, skating in his third recreation of the yr. Darcy Kuemper started in internet for the fifth time this season.

Damage Replace

Samuel Girard missed his first recreation of the yr after struggling an greater-boody injury on Saturday. He is day-to-day. Defenseman Devon Toews (greater physique) was cleared for managed contact on Monday. Forward Valeri Nichushkin (greater physique) and objectivetfinisher Pavel Francouz (decrease physique) have resumed skating and are making progress, however each stay week-to-week. Stefan Matteau stays out for “weeks” with a decrease-physique injury. 

UP Subsequent

The Avalanche hits the road for one recreation On the St. Louis Blues on Thursday earlier than coming again to Ball Area to host the Minnesota Wild in a Division Rivalry recreation on Saturday.

LINE Mixtures

Based mostly on The start of the recreation

Forwards

92 Gabriel Landeskog – 29 Nathan MacKinnon – 96 Mikko Rantanen
95 Andre Burakovsky – 91 Nazem Kadri – 37 J.T. Compher
75 Sampo Ranta – 17 Tyson Jost – 25 Logan O’Connor
43 Darren Helm – 12 Jayson Megna – 61 Martin Kaut

Defensemen

4 Bowen Byram – 8 Cale Makar
3 Jack Johnson – 6 Erik Johnson
56 Kurtis MacDermid – 28 Ryan Murray

Goaltfinishers

35 Darcy Kuemper
31 Jonas Johansson