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Starting Five: Marchessault Ices Ottawa In Shootout

Look back at five things we loved from each win this season

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights picked up their first shootout win of the season on Oct. 17 when they picked up the dramatic victory against the Ottawa Senators at T-Mobile Arena.

Jonathan Marchessault's winning goal in the shootout capped off the win in Mark Stone's first game against the Senators since being acquired by Vegas at the 2019 trade deadline.

Marchessault's Shootout Clincher
In 2018-19, Marchessault scored on a penalty shot in overtime to beat Ottawa. This is different, but not really. His first shootout-deciding goal of his career was the difference maker as The Fortress erupted.

Video: OTT@VGK: Marchessault snipes home SO winner

No. 81 thanked the fans minutes after the goal.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: NEVER 👏 A 👏 DOUBT 👏 #VegasBorn

Stone's reactions to things are social media gold. Naturally, he was someone to keep your eyes on during the shootout. This is where we'd put the crying laughing emoji if we could.

Tweet from @NHLGIFs: .@MStoner61 has the best shootout reactions: A Thread.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: #ExpressiveMarkStone

Smith, Karlsson, Marchessault Put On Forechecking Clinic
Coaches: show your kids this play if you want to teach them how to turn defense into offense.

Video: OTT@VGK: Smith slips puck five-hole for opening goal

Fleury Being Fleury
Like, what can't this guy do? Marc-Andre Fleury ruined Chris Tierney's day with this pokecheck.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Quick flying pokecheck here for those interested 😍

He also stared down shooters without a blocker. To repeat, he played the most important position in sports without a vital piece of equipment.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: You ever look at someone and wonder...What���s going on inside their head?*beat drop*

Nick Holden's First of the Year
So often do we see Nick Holden blocking shots, clearing players out of Fleury's crease and making opposing players regret picking up the puck along the boards. When Holden scores, it's a party. When he scores a power-play goal, it's really time to celebrate!

Video: OTT@VGK: Stone earns 200th assist on Holden's PPG

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