The Vegas Golden Knights fell to the Washington Capitals, 5-2, on Saturday night at Capital One Arena.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
The Capitals opened the scoring early in the first period as they claimed a quick 2-0 lead. At the 8:57 mark, Max Pacioretty collected a loose puck off an offensive zone faceoff and snuck it through Braden Holtby to get the Golden Knights on the board. After the Capitals took a 3-1 lead in the second period, Reilly Smith buried his 10th goal of the season to make it a one-goal hockey game once again. In the final frame, Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals to lead Washington to the 5-2 win.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Smith became the first Golden Knight to the 10-goal mark with his second-period marker. He's scored three goals in three games during the road trip.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty netted his third goal in the last four games.
Reilly Smith: Smith's third goal of the trip gave Vegas life in the second period.
Nicklas Backstrom: Backstrom potted two goals for Washington in the win.
Braden Holtby: Holtby stopped 30-of-32 shots to backstop the Capitals.
The Golden Knights reset to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at 2 p.m. PT at Little Caesars Arena in the final game of the four-game trip.