Golden Knights fall to Blue Jackets 4-3

The Golden Knights couldn’t hold on to a one goal lead late in the third as they lost a third consecutive home game this time falling to Columbus four to three. Vegas led with under six minutes to go before Cam Atkinson stepped up for the Blue Jackets first with a great individual effort using his speed to beat both Brayden McNabb and Marc Andre Fleury to tie the game at three and followed it up a few minutes later with a power play goal that gave the Blue Jackets the win.

Columbus took an early lead when Seth Jones the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones shot a puck that appeared to be going wide before Josh Anderson was able to get a stick on it and beat Fleury. The Golden Knights challenged citing goalie interference however the replays showed the puck was well behind Fleury when the contact occurred. Vegas answered back 31 seconds later when Nate Schmidt shot a puck that deflected off the skate of Pierre-Luc Dubois and into the net. With Ryan Reaves serving a penalty for hooking Jon Merrill found himself alone in front of the net off a rebound and buried it for his first career shorthanded goal and more importantly giving the Golden Knights a one goal lead.

With the game tied at two in the third period and Coach Gallant switching lines up led to Pierre-Edouard Bellemare finding Cody Eakin streaking down the ice to blast a one timer past Columbus goalie Sergie Bobrovsky to give Vegas what appeared to be the game winning goal although the celebration was short lived as Atkinson reminded the fans in attendance hockey can be a cruel sports sometimes. The Golden Knights are back on the ice Tuesday night as they host the Arizona Coyotes.

picture courtesy of NBC Sports

Author: Magnum

The host of The Other Football Podcast and author of The Other Football Blog is back in Las Vegas sports radio after spending some time teaching English in Asia. He is passionate about Liverpool FC is also a devout UNLV fan. He also loves the Mets and Jets. Originally from New Jersey he loves to travel and lists Barcelona, Rome and Singapore as his favorite places to visit but enjoys long weekends in San Diego. Magnum is madly in love with Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniaki and he can be followed on twitter @magnum702 and also on instagram @magnum702.

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