Vegas Golden Knights vs. Ottawa Senators Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 3rd 2022

Stadium: Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa
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After recording their second consecutive overtime victory, the Vegas Golden Knights will take a five-game winning streak into Canada as they continue their five-game trip on Thursday night against Ottawa.

Vegas also will visit Montreal on Saturday and Toronto on Tuesday before finishing the trip at Buffalo on Nov. 10.

The Golden Knights have won nine of their first 11 games and are tied with Boston for the most points in the NHL with 18. The Eastern Conference-leading Bruins have played one fewer game, however.

After defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in dramatic fashion on Sunday in Las Vegas on a Jack Eichel goal with seven seconds left in overtime, Vegas posted a 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

William Carrier tied the contest with 5:56 left in the third period, and Shea Theodore, off a pass into the slot from Eichel, won it 1:35 into overtime.

 

 

It was Carrier's eighth career overtime winner.

"Pretty special player," Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy said of Eichel, who capped his second straight multi-point game with the impressive assist to Theodore. "When there's time and space for Jack, he's one of those dynamic players people pay money to see."

"He's a skilled player with the puck," added Theodore, who roofed a close-in shot over Washington goalie Charlie Lindgren off Eichel's setup. "If you can read his eyes and get to a good spot, he'll find you."

Eichel, who also had a first-period power-play goal against the Capitals, has a team-high 12 points after 11 games.

Cassidy said the comeback win provided some key momentum going forward on the lengthy road trip.

"If you're going to have a good road trip, the first one is a win of some sort, usually a character win," Cassidy said. "We're on to the next nation's capital but it's a good start. Guys usually feel good about themselves when things like that happen."

Next up is a Senators team that wasn't feeling so good after its game on Tuesday, a 4-3 loss at Tampa Bay.

It was the third straight loss for Ottawa, which was up 3-2 midway through the third period on a Claude Giroux goal. However, the Senators allowed two goals down the stretch, the final one on a Nikita Kucherov one-timer with 2:30 to go.

"You've got to learn to close games out, get the point when you have to, and we just didn't get it done," Senators coach D.J. Smith said. "Again, we gave up a late goal. At that point, there has to be desperation down low in your own zone. We gave a couple guys open looks. We have the lead with seven minutes to go and you've got to learn to manage that way better."

On the bright side, Ottawa killed seven of eight penalties while also getting Mathieu Joseph's shorthanded goal.

"The penalty kill was great," Smith said. "There were some bad calls and whatever the case may be, but we just made some really bad plays in the third period. They (ended) up in the back of the net."

"I don't know if we should have won this game," Joseph added. "That's a good team, and they don't panic out there. They have good players who make big plays at big moments and they don't stop. We were just a little bit immature to finish the game."

--Field Level Media

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Vegas Golden Knights
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3
Ottawa Senators
PREDICTION
Vegas Golden Knights
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Ottawa Senators

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Ottawa Senators

Mark Stone had a goal and an assist in his return to Ottawa and Marc-Andre Fleury had 33 saves while moving into a tie for fifth place on the NHL's all-time wins list as the visiting Vegas Golden Knights snapped a four-game losing streak in Peter DeBoer's head coaching debut with a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night.

DeBoer, fired by the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 11, replaced Gerard Gallant, who was fired on Wednesday morning. He picked up his 416th coaching victory (416-329-111). Vegas is his fourth head coaching stop.

It was the 458th career victory for Fleury. who snapped a personal three-game losing streak, his longest of the season, while moving into a tie with Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. Martin Brodeur holds the record with 691 wins.

Stone, acquired by Vegas from the Senators on Feb. 25, 2019, was playing his first game in Ottawa since the deal. He was the subject of a special video tribute by the Senators during the first break in the first period. Paul Stastny, Chandler Stephenson and Ryan Reaves also scored goals for Vegas.

Connor Brown had a goal and an assist and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for Ottawa, which lost its ninth straight game. Craig Anderson finished with 39 saves.

The Golden Knights, outscored 10-0 in the first period in their previous five games, needed just 34 seconds to score their first goal under DeBoer as Stastny finished a give-and-go with Stone by rifling a wrist shot from the slot past Anderson's blocker side.

Stone made it 2-0 near the end of the second period with his 17th goal of the season and first in seven games, beating Anderson with a wraparound inside the left post.

Stephenson increased the lead to 3-0 early in the third period with a short-handed goal, stealing a crossing pass by Thomas Chabot near center ice and then going in on a breakaway and beating Anderson blocker-side for his ninth goal.

Namestnikov cut it to 3-1 when he one-timed a Chris Tierney pass from the bottom of the right circle for his ninth goal. Reaves put Vegas back up by three with his sixth goal off a William Carrier feed but Brown, left alone in front of the net, answered with a power-play goal three minutes later to end the scoring.

--Field Level Media

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