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Recap: It was a battle for the #1 seed in the West between the Golden Knights and Avalanche. Both goaltenders kept the game scoreless in the 1st period, but the scoring would come in the second.

Jonathan Marchessault gave Vegas the early 2nd period lead with his first goal of the postseason. The Golden Knights took advantage of the power play and nabbed the 1-0 lead. Colorado tied the game five minutes later on a power play score of their own. Later in the period, Vegas’ fourth line crashed the net and put their team ahead with a dirty postseason type goal. Nic Roy was awarded with his first career playoff goal to make it a 2-1 VGK lead. The lead wouldn’t last for long as the Avalanche tied the game again at 2-2.

Marchessault added another in a 3rd period penalty shot regaining the lead 3-2.The Golden Knights did a great job of neutralizing the Avalanche’s high-powered offense for most of the period. However, Colorado pulled their goalie and tied the game with a minute remaining. The 3-3 tie would need an extra five minutes to decide.

In the winding minutes of a five minute overtime, Alex Tuch aimed a pinpoint shot to win the game 4-3 for Vegas. With their win the Golden Knights lock up the #1 seed in the West going undefeated in Round Robin play. Next up for Vegas will be a matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

(Recap by Jason)

Analysis: The 1st period was a defensive battle in which both team struggled to generate much offense. Things came unhinged a bit in the 2nd as a number of penalties led to the game opening up. Vegas controlled a good portion of the 3rd but a scramble goal forced it into OT. That’s where Tuch took over. What a freaking shot. (Analysis by Ken)

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place in the NHL Bubble.

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Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Robin Lehner
** Jonathan Marchessault
* Shea Theodore


— (@SinBinVegas) August 8, 2020

Round Robin Champs!!!@PredsNHL Do you hang a banner for that?

— (@SinBinVegas) August 8, 2020

Schmidt is in perfect position there but it looked like he lost his balance for some reason. Needs to get his stick under the forwards. Didn’t happen. Tough break.

— (@SinBinVegas) August 8, 2020

Playoff Marchy: Activate!

— (@SinBinVegas) August 8, 2020

At the very least, there shouldn’t be any more concern if “VGK can play with COL” after the two rough games in the regular season. These teams look very evenly matched at (nearly) full health.

— (@SinBinVegas) August 8, 2020

MacKinnon Bad Words – 1
VGK Goals – 1
Reaves Dumb Penalties – 1
MacKinnon Goals – 1

— (@SinBinVegas) August 8, 2020

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