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Marchessault Wins Game In Shootout For Vegas, 3-2

Golden Knights topped Senators in five-round shootout

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Jonathan Marchessault converted on the final shot of a five-round shootout to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
The Golden Knights jumped out to another strong start in front of the home fans as Reilly Smith netted his sixth goal of the season just 4:12 into the game. Thomas Chabot answered quickly for Ottawa but a power-play goal from Nick Holden sent the home team into the intermission up, 2-1. After a scoreless second period, Jean-Gabriel Pageau tied the game in the third to send the game to overtime. Neither team found the back of the net during the 3-on-3 session and the game advanced to a shootout. After the teams went all square through four rounds, Marc-Andre Fleury denied Brady Tkachuk to set up Marchessault's game-winning tally.

TOP PERFORMERS
Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault's shootout winner was reminiscent of his penalty shot goal in overtime a year ago when Vegas beat Ottawa on Oct. 28.

Reilly Smith: Smith took over the team lead in goals with his sixth tally of the campaign.

Nick Holden: Holden's first goal of the season gave the Golden Knights the lead late in the first frame.

Anders Nilsson: Nilsson stood on his head for much of the game as he made 52 saves for the Senators.

STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Mark Stone's assist on Holden's goal was his 200th career helper.

ATTENDANCE: 18,171

LOOKING AHEAD
Vegas hits the road to visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT to open a three-game trip. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.

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