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The Faltering Vegas Golden Knights

03/16/2022 at 9:09am EDT

from David Schoen of the Las Vegas-Review Journal,

The five-game road trip the Golden Knights completed Tuesday was supposed to be when they gained ground in the Pacific Division and made their push toward the postseason.

Not only were the Knights riding the high of an emotional home victory over Ottawa on March 6, the swing back east featured four teams that were well out of the playoff picture.

Instead, the Knights limped home battered and bruised with a franchise-record losing streak after a 7-3 pounding from the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“It feels like we’ve got to play a perfect game right now,” coach Pete DeBoer said. “That’s a big ask for our group. Most nights on this trip we’ve had most of those things going. Just not enough to win.”

The short-handed Knights were unable to stop the bleeding and lost their fifth straight in regulation for the first time in franchise history.

They were outscored 23-11 by Philadelphia, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Columbus and the Jets, including 9-2 in the first period, despite holding a plus-47 advantage in shots on goal.

In the final three games, the Knights were torched for 18 goals. The seven allowed to Winnipeg is a season high.


Game highlights can be watched below.

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