Shea Theodore scored the game-winning goal for the second game in a row as the Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8) beat the Edmonton Oilers (37-25-8), 3-2, on Monday night at Rogers Place.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
The Oilers opened up the game with a 1-0 lead from a tip in front of the net by Alex Chiasson. Edmonton was held shotless for the rest of the period following their goal. The Golden Knights answered by tying it with a power-play goal from Nicolas Roy, from Nate Schmidt and Alec Martinez. The teams skated through a scoreless second, with Vegas outshooting the Oilers 15-11 in the frame. Six minutes into the third period, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gave the Oilers a 2-1 lead with an open shot from the slot. With eight minutes remaining in the third period, Reilly Smith set up Jonathan Marchessault to tie the game up 2-2. The game went to overtime where Theodore ended it with a one-timer at 2:13 of overtime to seal the game for Vegas.
Nicolas Roy: Roy scored the game-tying goal in the first period.
Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault scored the game-tying goal in the third period and added an assist on Theodore's game-winning goal.
Shea Theodore: Theodore scored the game-winning goal for the second game in a row. This was Theodore's 13th goal of the season, setting a new career-high.
Mikko Koskinen: Koskinen had 45 saves in the loss to the Golden Knights.
BECAUSE VEGAS WON...
When the Golden Knights win on the road, fans in Vegas can get a free appetizer at a participating Buffalo Wild Wings in Las Vegas with a food purchase of $10 or more. This promotion starts one hour after the conclusion of Vegas Golden Knights road wins and ends two days after the road victory.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
With his goal in the third period, Marchessault scored his 250th career NHL point and added his 251st with an assist in overtime. Marchessault has 112 goals and 139 assists in 349 games played throughout his career.
The Golden Knights now shift their focus onto the Minnesota Wild on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT at Xcel Energy Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportstNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.