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Golden Knights Fall To Hurricanes, 6-5, In Shootout

Vegas collects one point in return to T-Mobile Arena

by Angelo Giordano @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights (28-21-8) dropped a high-scoring matchup to the Carolina Hurricanes (32-20-3), 6-5, in a shootout on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
The game started off with a slow start until Shea Theodore's slapshot attempt was redirected in by Max Pacioretty to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead. Just past a minute later Jon Merrill's backhand gave Vegas the two-goal lead. Teuvo Teravainen's late goal from the blueline put Carolina back in the game. The second period opened up with a give-and-go play from Reilly Smith to Theodore that found the back of the net. Sebastian Aho's quick goal to start the third was answered by Chandler Stephenson's breakaway, shorthanded goal to give Vegas the 4-2 lead. Carolina scored three goals to take a 5-4 lead before a wraparound goal from Cody Eakin tied the game late in the third. After an intense overtime period, the game was ended by Justin Williams in a shootout.

TOP PERFORMERS
Shea Theodore: Theodore was responsible for two points (1G, 1A) including his eighth goal of the season.

Cody Eakin: Eakin's fourth goal of the season tied the game up 16:07 into the third to give the Golden Knights the opportunity to earn a point.

Nate Schmidt: Schmidt was responsible for two assists and two blocked shots.

ATTENDANCE: A crowd of 18,417 was on hand as the team celebrated Chinese New Year.

LOOKING AHEAD
Vegas goes back on the road to face the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. Fans can catch the action on AT&T Sports Net and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.

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