By Henry Nery
EBC Las Vegas Bureau
LAS VEGAS (Eagle News) — Another sold-out crowd packed the T- Mobile Arena Thursday night to witness the Vegas Golden Knights battle the Winnipeg Jets in a pivotal Western Conference showdown. Both teams entered this game on winning streaks with hopes to solidify their spots in the playoffs.
The game was a one-sided matchup where the Golden Knights blanked the Winnipeg Jets 5-0. The first line of the Golden Knights produced much of the offense with Reilly Smith and William Karlsson scored two goals each and backup goalie Malcolm Subban recorded his first career shutout, stopping all 20 shots. This was also Subban’s third straight victory.
“It is unbelievable and it feels great,” said Subban. “It’s a moment that I will cherish forever. [Winnipeg] is a great team, so [I] just came in here trying to get the win. A great all-around win for sure. The fans give us so much momentum here.”
For Vegas, this was their fourth straight victory and their 10th win in their last 11 games.
“I thought we played a complete game,” Golden Knights Coach, Gerard Gallant said. “They played with a lot more confidence, playing the game the right way, getting their mojo back, and feel good about themselves.”
(Eagle News Service)