LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Provider scored his third objective in two video games and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Wednesday night time.
Mark Stone, William Karlsson and Jack Eichel additionally scored for the Golden Knights. Logan Thompson stopped 38 pictures to earn his eleventh win, most within the NHL.
Jake Sanderson received his first profession objective for Ottawa, and Cam Talbot made 32 saves.
Provider scored his seventh of the season — his profession excessive is 9 — when he skated via the impartial zone, dangled his well beyond two Senators within the offensive zone and fired an off-balance wrist shot far aspect to provide Vegas a 2-1 lead at 16:23 of the second interval.
Karlsson made it 3-1 when he lasered a backhand along with his again to Talbot off a spin transfer from the left dot for his fifth of the season at 2:39 of the third.
Enjoying in his 900th profession sport, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo received his team-high 18th help of the season.
Eichel’s backhand from the purple line into an empty web with 1:41 left offered the ultimate margin.
Vegas appeared to take the lead within the second interval earlier than Provider put the Golden Knights forward for good, however Brett Howden’s objective was disallowed after he slid headfirst into the crease and bumped the puck into the online along with his hand.
The Golden Knights solidified their place atop the Western Convention standings with 33 factors heading into Thanksgiving, usually a benchmark for NHL groups. In accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau, 76% of groups in playoff place on Thanksgiving went on to succeed in the postseason from the 2005-06 season via 2018-19, the final season not affected by the pandemic.
Vegas is seeking to return to the playoffs after lacking out for the primary time final season.
Stone opened the scoring on an influence play when he took Eichel’s no-look cross on the hash marks and fired a shot into the online. It was his ninth objective of the season and Eichel’s fifteenth help.
Eichel has no less than one level in 16 of Vegas’ first 21 video games.
Ottawa additionally received on the board with a person benefit, when Sanderson’s drive from the blue line deflected barely off Vegas defenseman Alec Martinez’s stick and previous Thompson to tie it.
NOTES: After enjoying his first 758 video games with St. Louis, Pietrangelo has performed his final 142 with the Golden Knights. … Sanderson grew to become the primary Montana-born skater in NHL historical past to attain a objective. … Together with his help on Sanderson’s objective, Tim Stützle grew to become Ottawa’s franchise chief in factors earlier than the age of 21 with 106.
Senators: Go to the Anaheim Geese on Friday.
Golden Knights: Host the Seattle Kraken on Friday.
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