NHL Hockey

Final 1 2 3 OT SO Tot
Arizona 0 1 0 0 0 1
Vegas 0 1 0 0 1 2
3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)18:00 ET21:00 BRT, November 29, 2019
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada  Attendance: 18,326

Golden Knights hope turnaround continues vs. Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights

  1. Vegas won six of the first seven meetings all-time between these teams, but has since lost three in a row, and the Coyotes have outscored the Golden Knights 13-4 over this three-game winning streak.
  2. Arizona has played in two straight shootouts, and their five shootout games this season are tied for third most in the NHL. Arizona's four shootout wins this season are most of any team in the NHL.
  3. Vegas has outscored opponents 12-6 on the power play at home this season, but they've failed to score a power-play goal in back-to-back home games for the first time this season. The Golden Knights' 30.6 power-play percentage at home ranks fifth in the NHL.
  4. Mark Stone had a goal and an assist on Wednesday, his first multi-point game since October 27. This stretch of 13 games without a multi-point game was the longest for Stone since going 16 straight from November-December, 2017.
  5. Christian Dvorak had two goals in his last game after going 10 straight without any goals. Dvorak now has eight goals on just 43 shots on goal this season -- among the 91 players with at least eight goals, only five have fewer SOG than Dvorak.
  6. William Karlsson has gone five straight games without a point -- he's only had one other streak of this length in his Golden Knights career (eight games last season). His +44 rating at home since the 2017-18 season is the best in the NHL.

The Vegas Golden Knights head into Friday afternoon's game against the Arizona Coyotes in Las Vegas hoping to build on the biggest comeback victory in the team's young history.

The Golden Knights blew a 2-0 lead at Nashville on Wednesday night but managed to send the game into overtime when Max Pacioretty one-timed Mark Stone's no-look backhand pass from the right side of the net, with just three-tenths of a second remaining in regulation. Paul Stastny then scored the game-winner in overtime when he finished a two-on-none break with Nate Schmidt for his eighth goal of the season and 700th career point.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Vegas, which had also lost five straight road games. It was just their third victory in 11 games.

"Yeah, it's awesome," Stone, who had scored his 11th goal of the season earlier, said of the comeback. "These are the kinds of things that can spark us, and we need to use it. We need to continue to play the right way, play our style of hockey."

"We needed it," added Pacioretty. "We have a special group in here, and we feel like we haven't gotten rewarded. We feel like we played some good hockey, and it just hasn't bounced our way. And tonight is definitely a game where it ended up bouncing our way, and we've got to build off that and play with some confidence."

Vegas is in a three-way tie for third place in a very tight Pacific Division with Vancouver, which has played one less game, and Calgary, just one point ahead of San Jose.

Arizona, which has the best road record in the Pacific (8-3-2), is two points behind first-place Edmonton and five points ahead of the third-place trio. The Coyotes come in off a 4-3 shootout victory over Anaheim on Wednesday night in Glendale, Ariz, with Christian Dvorak, who had scored two goals, potting the game-deciding goal in the shootout.

Arizona blew an early 2-1 lead and needed a goal by Alex Goligoski midway through the third period to eventually send the game in overtime.

"Obviously it wasn't pretty, but sometimes you've just got to find a way to win," Dvorak said. "Sometimes it's going to be ugly. It's good to get the two points and move on."

The Coyotes, who lost their season-opener, 2-1, at Anaheim, have gone 6-0-2 against Pacific Division opponents since. That includes a 4-1 win over the visiting Golden Knights on Oct. 10 behind two goals by Conor Garland and 37 saves by Darcy Kuemper.

Vegas, which went 24-12-5 at home last season, is just 6-5-3 at T-Mobile Arena so far this season. The Golden Knights didn't lose their fifth home game in regulation until January last season.

They are hoping Wednesday's comeback win over the Predators can be looked back at as the turning point to a disappointing start to the season.

"We're coming along," Stone said. "That's the type of fight we need from our group, that never-say-die attitude."

--Field Level Media

Updated November 28, 2019

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