Nicolas Hague recorded his first NHL for the Vegas Golden Knights (25-20-7) but it wasn't enough as the team was topped by the Boston Bruins (29-10-12), 3-2, on Tuesday night at TD Garden.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
Vegas had the start it wanted as Mark Stone snuck home the game's first goal just 1:24 into the contest. Midway through the frame, Boston leveled the score as Jeremy Lauzon netted his first goal of the season. After Hague connected on a power play in the second period, the Bruins received third period strikes from Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci to take a 3-2 lead. Boston held on for the one-goal win despite a late push from the Golden Knights.
Nicolas Hague: Hague's first NHL goal came in his 38th game and gave Vegas the lead in the second period.
Nate Schmidt: Schmidt recorded an assist on each of the two Vegas goals.
David Krejci: Krejci's two-point performance (1G, 1A) powered the Bruins to the win.
Jaroslav Halak: In addition to his 27-save showing in the Boston net, Halak recorded an assist on the game-tying goal.
Max Pacioretty will be the only Golden Knight in action this weekend as he heads to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis for the festivities. Vegas doesn't hit the ice again until Jan. 31 in Carolina on the other side of the bye week.