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Golden Knights Defeat Canucks on Home Ice, 6-3

Vegas wins second game in a row

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights (18-13-5) notched a 6-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks (16-14-4) on Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
Nick Holden opened the scoring early in the first period with his third goal of the season. Elias Pettersson answered for Vancouver, but a power-play goal from Valentin Zykov gave the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Vegas doubled its lead in the second period as Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone scored to put the home team up 4-1. Brock Boeser scored for the Canucks in the third period to cut the Golden Knights' lead to 4-2 but Max Pacioretty answered right back on a breakaway for the fifth Vegas goal of the evening. A Jake Virtanen goal made it 5-3 before Pacioretty scored again to allow the Golden Knights to cruise to the 6-3 win.

STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Marchessault's goal was his 100th career goal. The century marker came in the Golden Knights' 100th home game and 200th game overall in franchise history.

TOP PERFORMERS
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty's goal and two assists extended his point streak to four games.

Shea Theodore: Theodore collected three assists for the second game in a row.

Mark Stone: Stone posted a two-point (1G, 1A) effort in the victory.

Valentin Zykov: Zykov's goal was his first of the season and first goal ever at T-Mobile Arena.

ATTENDANCE: 18,066

LOOKING AHEAD
The Golden Knights get right back to work as they host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. The game will air on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.

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