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Recap: The Golden Knights shockingly got off to a quick start scoring two goals in the first 9:37 of the game. Chandler Stephenson started the scoring with his third of the season and Reilly Smith stretched the lead to 2-0 with a shorthanded goal. Robin Lehner was strong in net stopping all 10 Avalanche shots.

Vegas continued to frustrate Colorado for most of the middle period. The game changed when Colorado’s Jack Johnson upended Keegan Kolesar and the Avs defenseman was punished with a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Golden Knights forward Nic Roy also received a game misconduct and a two-minute instigator penalty for protecting his teammate by jumping Johnson. On the ensuing 4-on-4 play, Colorado slipped one by Lehner. Vegas held a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of action.

The final period began with a continuation of the matching penalties but the score didn’t change. Vegas fought off several Colorado rushes down the stretch and Keegan Kolesar poked in an empty net insurance goal.

The Golden Knights record improves to 2-4-0 after their impressive 3-1 over the Avalanche. Vegas will get right back to work tomorrow night in Dallas. Puck drop against the Stars is scheduled for 5 PM. (Recap by Jason)

Analysis: Looking to end a dreadful losing streak, and knowing goals were always going to be hard to come by, the Golden Knights brought their work boots to this one. They played a simple, smart game, and allowed the chances to come to them as they usually do against the Avalance. Once they got the lead, they started to play the way they can defensively and they earned themselves a much-needed victory. (Recap by Ken)

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Ken’s Three VGK Stars

*** Evgenii Dadonov
** Robin Lehner
* Reilly Smith

For those scoring along at home that is…


Times in a row the Golden Knights have beaten the Avs.

— (@SinBinVegas) October 27, 2021

The Golden Knights really needed a win and they worked their asses off to get it. Well earned.

This is the formula until Stone and Pacioretty get back.

— (@SinBinVegas) October 27, 2021

No matter what happens on this PP, this is a great period from the Golden Knights. Undermanned, up by 2, it doesn’t have to look pretty.

VGK can completely kill the game off if they do indeed get this 5 minute major.

— (@SinBinVegas) October 27, 2021

Clearly the best period of the season for VGK.

Lehner was very good. Constantly creating chances up and down the lineup. Great puck support. Making it hard at the blue line for COL to enter with speed.

This team can play this way. They just have to keep doing it consistently.

— (@SinBinVegas) October 27, 2021

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