At T-Mobile Arena on Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins outscored the Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 in a comeback victory. Golden Knights vs Penguins NHL Scores Highlights 1 Dec 2022
Due to a lower-body ailment, Jason Zucker, who was playing in his first game since December 19, scored twice for the Penguins (23-10-5), who are 13-2-0 overall in their last 15 games and went 4-2-0 on a six-game road trip. Tristan Jarry made 23 saves while Jeff Carter and Kasperi Kapanen both contributed two assists.
“Recently, we’ve played some really terrific hockey. For us, it was a really successful road trip, Carter remarked. “It probably wasn’t our best hockey, but we still managed to win games, and that’s all that matters in hockey,”
The Golden Knights (23-15-2) are 1-3-2 in their last six games, all of which have been at home. Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist, and Robin Lehner made 32 saves.
Mark Stone, the captain of Vegas, remarked, “You don’t want to lose at home.” “We take great satisfaction in being a strong home team. We’ve faced some tough opponents recently, but you have to find a way to win games.”
After the first period, Zucker’s power-play goal, which he jammed in off a rebound near the right post at 6:56 of the second, reduced the deficit to 3-1.
With his 20th goal of the year, Jake Guentzel gave the Penguins a 4-3 advantage at 2:12, and Sidney Crosby scored into an empty net at 18:52 to make the score 5-3.
“At some point in the season, every team in the league will blow a 3-0 lead. What you take away from it is what matters.” Peter DeBoer, the Golden Knights’ coach, remarked. “There is a very strong team over there, one that is highly resilient and has terrific, seasoned players. At crucial points in the game, it all comes down to the tiny things.”
At 3:43 in the first period, Chandler Stephenson gave Vegas a 1-0 lead by scoring five-hole on a rush after receiving a cross-ice pass from Dadonov, who later made it 2-0.