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Vegas Drops First Game Of Fathers Trip In OT, 5-4

Golden Knights earned one point in extra-session loss to Vancouver

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights (19-13-6) were beaten by the Vancouver Canucks (17-15-4) in overtime, 5-4, on Thursday night at Rogers Arena in the first game of Vegas' Fathers Trip.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
The Canucks leapt out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals from Antoine Roussel and Tanner Pearson before Jonathan Marchessault got Vegas on the board. Elias Pettersson tallied late in the frame to give Vancouver a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Reilly Smith and Nick Holden scored goals 1:09 apart to tie the score at 3-3, but Pettersson struck again in the third for a 4-3 Canucks lead. With 4:20 to go in regulation, Mark Stone tied the game back up at 4-4 but Christopher Tanev lit the lamp in overtime to give Vancouver the win.

TOP PERFORMERS
Mark Stone: Stone's two-point game (1G, 1A) extended his point streak to six games.

Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty recorded an assist to extend his own point streak to six games as well.

Reilly Smith: Smith posted two points with one goal and one assist.

William Karlsson: Karlsson had two assists to hit the 30-point mark on the season.

Elias Pettersson: Pettersson has now scored three goals in two games against the Golden Knights this season.

LOOKING AHEAD
Vegas jumps down to San Jose to take on the Sharks on Sunday at 7 p.m. at SAP Center in the final game of the Fathers Trip.

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