Vegas beats Calgary 2-1

Vegas Golden Knights defeated Calgary Flames 2-1 on Wednesday, March 6 at T-Mobile Arena.

At 8:34 into the first period, Shea Theodore scored the first goal of the night and his 11th of the season. He was assisted by Mark Stone and William Karlsson.

Theodore spoke about Mark Stone’s impact on the team. “Yeah, I think you look at his defensive play and I don’t know how many times he’s stripped guys of the pucks. I think that’s a big attribute of his game. It definitely kills a lot of their plays for sure.”

In the second period, Travis Hamonic scored for Calgary with 8:06 remaining. His seventh goal of the season was assisted by Sean Monahan and Matthew Tkachuk.

Deryk Engelland broke the tie to score the game winner for Vegas with 10:30 left in the game. That was Engelland’s second goal of the season. He was assisted by Reilly Smith and William Karlsson.

“It’s always nice to chip in. Doesn’t matter when it is, but it’s definitely a little sweeter against the old team.” Engelland said, about scoring.

Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant spoke about Fleury’s performance. “Real strong, played a really solid game. We expect it from him every night. He plays solid. It was a great hockey game tonight.”

He then elaborated on the last ten minutes of the game. “Competed, battled hard and played a hard game. Like I said, there were a lot of things I liked. I thought in the first period we weren’t as good as we were in the prior games, we had two and a half days off, but after that I thought we played a great hockey game.”

“Like I said, everybody competed and battled hard. I thought the second period was really good for us. Our best chances, we missed the net, but they were some great chances.”

“It’s nice to see him get rewarded. He plays hard and competes hard. He is defensive first, but it was a great shot. We had two guys in front of the net doing a grab job screening the goaltender. Everybody did a big part in that goal, but it’s good to see Engelland get that goal.” Gallant said, about Engelland.

Marc-Andre Fleury spoke about the win. “We’re still quite a way behind but it was a good team win. It was good to get those points, was good for the team confidence. Everybody played well tonight and for a full 60 minutes we were consistent throughout the game. It’s good for everybody’s confidence, like I said, and good in the standings, too.”

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Vegas Golden Knights record now stands at 37-26-5.

NEXT GAME: Vegas will play at Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Author: Helen Yee

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Helen was a former athlete for 10 years and a 2-time state champion swimmer. She produces and hosts Eyes On The Game Sports Radio, which airs on NBC Sports AM920 every Tuesday from 2-3pm PT. She loves sports and food (pizza is her favorite).

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