The Golden Knights lose in the penalty shootout, and are officially eliminated from the playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-8, 92 points) were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup game as they lost in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks (27-42-11, 65 points) 4-3.

He also forced the Dallas Stars to extra time against the Arizona Coyotes, allowing them to take the last place in the Wild Cards in the Western Conference. The Golden Knights only have one game left against the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

A 0-17 penalty shootout drought cost the Golden Knights the match as they went to a penalty shootout in their third consecutive game. Tyler Johnson scored the only goal in the penalty shootout.

This was the first meeting between these two teams in Chicago since October 2019, for a period of 992 days.

Head coach Peter DeBoerr changed his squad by putting William Carlson on the wing and promoting William Carrier to the third line. But no new player entered the squad as the Golden Knights went on with eleven attackers and seven backers for the second game in a row.

Overall, the Golden Knights played as a team that lacked urgency in the supplement. They struggled defensively and allowed the Blackhawks who live downstairs to skate with them for most of the game. On the offensive, VGK couldn’t bury his chances and often missed the net or hit it straight at Kevin Lankinen.

The Blackhawks scored the first goal of the match from Erie Otter Taylor Radish after a poor turn from Shea Theodore. Radesh scored a shot from behind the goal line on Logan Thompson to score his 10th goal of the season.

Theodore, Jacques Eichel and Max Pasuritti led the attack in the other direction for the Golden Knights. Eichel had several chances as he drove to the net and got a good chance at Lankinen.

The Golden Knights tied the match by scoring Michael Amadeo from an acute angle at one time. Amadeo got into the area and dropped the ball to Theodore who then returned to Amadeo to score.

But another defensive nightmare allowed the Blackhawks to go far behind after the first period. It was Radish who scored again after three passes into Thompson’s crease. The Golden Knights didn’t seem interested in his defense and scored his second goal in the period with one second left in the first.

It was a catch-up game that the Golden Knights played through the night as they were late three different times but came back to tie in on all three occasions. In the second, Alec Martinez took a simple win from Chandler Stephenson.

Another turn cost the Golden Knights a tie as Eshel fired the ball straight through the Golden Knight’s defense zone and Caleb Jones earned it. He got on Thompson and scored to give the Blackhawks the lead…again.

But once again the Golden Knights fought back under pressure from men like Eshel, Theodore, Stephenson and Pasuritti. Another minor play was found at the back of the net in the second half as Pasuritti simply switched over a Brayden McNab shot to hit the net again.

Late in the match, the Golden Knights dodged a shot while Amadeo took a penalty and the Blackhawks got a good number of chances. To work overtime, and eventually, these two teams went for it.

There was a brief glimmer of hope as the Golden Knights were in the middle of a penalty shootout as Wolves tied their match against the Stars. However, both parties failed to achieve what could have been beneficial to the Golden Knights as the stars forced overtime and the Golden Knights lost.

This is the first time in franchise history that the Golden Knights have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs. Stay in touch with Vegas Hockey now as we detail everything tomorrow all summer long.

The Golden Knights play their final game of the season on Friday against the St. Louis Blues.

VHN’s of the Game player: Chandler Stevenson

With Jonathan Marchesault missing a game, Chandler Stevenson was the team’s most consistent scorer and provided three assists against the Blackhawks. Marchesault tied to lead the team in scoring also Wednesday night.

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