Golden Knights get point against Canadiens, but ‘not good enough’

Golden Knights get point against Canadiens, but ‘not good enough’

One benefit of the NHL’s much-maligned points system is that the Golden Knights earned one point out of Thursday’s game. The point is meant to soften the blow of an overtime loss, the implication being that it’s not as bad as losing in regulation. In a way that’s true, because if it weren’t for that one point then the 5-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens would have stung even worse. The Golden Knights had a two-goal lead deep into the third period. At the 13:33 mark it was a one-goal lead. At 18:02 it was a tie game. And 26 seconds into the overtime the Canadiens were skating off the T-Mobile Arena ice with a victory. It was Vegas’ first overtime loss of the season, and the first time it had blown a multi-goal lead in the third period of a regular season game since Dec. 14 of last […]

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