The Boston Bruins’ illustrious home win streak was broken on Monday night when the visiting Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Bruins 4-3 thanks to a goal from Reilly Smith in the fifth round of the shootout. Golden Knights vs Bruins NHL Game Scores Highlights 5 Dec 2022
Golden Knights vs Bruins NHL Game Scores Highlights
Before the previous Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy’s team earned two points, Boston had a 14-0-0 record at home this season, which is the longest home winning streak to start an NHL season in history.
Logan Thompson, the goalkeeper for Vegas, made 40 saves before going 5-for-5 in the shootout (although two Boston Bruins failed to make their shootout efforts count).
With Massachusetts native Jack Eichel out, Vegas’ Paul Cotter doubled his season total by scoring twice while skating on the top line.
In the history of the Golden Knights, Cotter is just the third rookie to have a multi-goal game.
For Vegas, which had a record of 2-3-0 in its previous five games, Jonathan Marchessault also scored, while Shea Theodore had two assists.
Through 65 minutes, the hosts had a shot lead of 43-24, including 6-1 in overtime and 15-6 in the second session.
Boston overcame a 3-0 deficit to force overtime. At 3:08 in the third period, Taylor Hall scored the equalising goal, following goals by Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak in the second.
Marchand contributed a goal and an assist to the Bruins’ 10-1-0 run over their previous 11 games.
Vegas scored the game’s opening goal just 1:36 into the contest when William Karlsson found an open Cotter in the left circle.
Since the Bruins’ home win run started in the season’s first game, the Golden Knights are just the fourth club to score first against them. Vegas has the most first-period goals in the NHL with 33.
At 5:04, the visitors doubled their lead thanks to a Pastrnak error. For an unassisted goal, Marchessault gathered his own rebound and beat Swayman from below the right circle.