The Golden Knights are past the Canucks with three straight in the third

VancouverAlex Pietrangelo Scored the go-ahead at 14:14 of the third period, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 at Rogers Arena on Monday.

William Carrier score twice, Mark Stone He had a goal and an assist, and Pietrangelo had two assists for the Golden Knights (15-4-1), who came back from down two goals in the third. Logan Thompson Made 25 saves.

“We’ve proven ourselves this year that we don’t feel like we’re out of the game at all, regardless of the score and time,” said the Vegas forward. Jack Eichel, who caught two assists. “It’s like we’re a bench group, we never think we’re out of it, and it just shows our faith in each other.”

Video: VGK @VAN: Pietrangelo gives the Golden Knights the lead at third

Andrey Kuzmenko He had a goal and help, and Thatcher Demco He made 33 saves for the Canucks (6-10-3), who were trying to win three straight games for the first time this season. Vancouver had an MLS lead in seven losses.

“This has nothing to do with the systems or what the coaches tell us; this has to do with the fight and the competition,” Canucks Defenseman Luke Shin He said. “We’ve been outplayed and squashed in front of the net and in blue paint. Everyone just needs to be better in front of us [Demko]. This is where matches are won and lost.”

Bo Horvat Tied it 2-2 on a break at 1:47 to start a third period that saw the two teams trade three-goal runs.

Video: VGK @ VAN: Horvat match in the third period

Shane put Vancouver up 3-2 with a point shot in traffic that deflected off defender Vegas Nicholas Hague at 5:35 and Elias Peterson He fell on a rebound at 6:11 to make it 4-2.

“We got out really well in third and as soon as we got two up, it was like we locked it up again,” said Horvat. “We got away from our game and let them come along and a team like that, obviously No. 1 in our league, one of the best teams in the league for a reason. We also took the gas off them for a long time.”

Carrier scored his second goal on a rebound at 6:54 to make it 4-3, and Riley Smith He jammed the puck from the side of the net to tie it up 4-4 at 8:57.

“We don’t want to let it get that far, but the flexibility is there, so you have to take the good and the bad,” Stone said. “Let them off the hook but find a way to get it done.”

Video: VGK @ VAN: Smith’s match in the third round

Vegas appeared to lead 5-4 at 10:08 on Stone’s holeshot, but Vancouver successfully challenged to stop the game because the puck hit a lens in the camera’s hole in the corner with 14 seconds left.

Pietrangelo finished off a pass from Stone W Chandler Stephenson Just over four minutes later with a shot between Demko’s platforms to make it 5-4.

“A lot of feelings, obviously we score and then it gets played again, but I’ll tell you what it is, it’s not easy to beat on the road and you have to give credit to our group,” Pietrangelo said. “We were steadfast no matter what happened. I don’t think we wavered after that impermissible goal, we just went straight back to it.”

Kozmenko put the Canucks up 1-0 at 11:48 of the second period by finishing a pass from Brook Bowserwho extended his point streak to seven games (eight points; two goals, six assists).

Eichel had two assists after 49 seconds to put Vegas ahead and extend their point streak to four games (one goal, four assists). Eichel’s point shot was deflected by Stone at 14:52 of the second to tie it 1-1, and Eichel’s shot was deflected from the top of the right standoff circle outside Carrier into the side of the crease at 15:41 to give the ball away. The Golden Knights, at odds of 2-1.

“There are definitely a few things we’d like to adjust, but you can’t argue when we give up a couple of goals in the third period and find a way to win and get two points and in regulation,” Eichel said.

Notes: Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marquessault Had 1 assist while playing 16:57 in the 500th NHL game. … Vegas Defenseman Alec Martinez Two passes, three blocked shots was a plus-4 in 22:17 of ice time. … Canucks Defenseman Quinn Hughes He assisted two goals to lead them with 18 assists this season.

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