The Vegas Golden Knights (15-11-5) came up a goal short in a 3-2 defeat to the New York Islanders (19-6-2) in the final game of a three-game trip Thursday night at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
After Cal Clutterbuck put the Islanders ahead 1-0 in the second frame, Alex Tuch wired home his fifth goal of the season to knot the score at 1-1 with 4:33 to play in the middle period. Brock Nelson scored early in the third period to give New York the lead but Jonathan Marchessault's fourth goal in two games leveled the count up at 2-2. The game bled into overtime and, after a Vegas penalty, Ryan Pulock scored the game-winning goal for the Islanders.
New York was controlling the pace during overtime by being extra picky with their chances. Mathew Barzal weaved through the neutral zone with less than two minutes to go and forced the Golden Knights to take a penalty on him. It was on that late power play that the Islanders nabbed the win.
Alex Tuch: Tuch's goal gave him a point for the fourth game in a row.
Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault's goal was his fourth in the last two games.
Malcolm Subban: Subban stopped 28-of-31 shots in the Vegas net.
Semyon Varlamov: Varlamov held off the Golden Knights with 31 saves on 33 shots.
With the three-game trip behind them, the Golden Knights return home to host the New York Rangers on Sunday at 4 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena. The game will air on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.