With the Winnipeg Jets up on the series 1-0, we head into game two with the hopes of tying the series before we head to home ice in Las Vegas. After a big loss in Winnipeg, the Golden Knights hit the ice with a completely different mindset. Here’s what happened…
It looked like the Jets were going to have another blow out first period as they had 2 great scoring chances within the first 2 minutes of the game. We went almost 15 full minutes before someone finally found the back of the net. That person was Golden Knights own Tomas Tatar who jammed one in from behind the net giving the Knights a 1-0 lead. Just 4 minutes later Riley Smith swats the puck away at center ice which finds its way to Jonathan Marchessault, who gets a break away and sends the puck 5 hole and into the back of the net. With the Golden Knights up 2-0, the clock hits zero and we head into the second period.
This was a scoreless period but once again the Winnipeg Jets had plenty of scoring opportunities against Marc-Andre Fleury who was on absolute fire. Speaking of fire, one name you heard about 100 times from the announcers was Nate Schmidt, who was a defensive nightmare for the Winnipeg Jets. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time, reading the puck and making amazing plays all period.
After eight minutes of play in the third, the Jets managed to find their first goal of the game. With Winnipeg on a power play, Kyle Conner from a nasty angle squeaks one by Marc-Andre Fleury. The Golden Knights took less than a minute to answer back as Jonathan Marchessault get fed a great pass from Reilly Smith and with a nice deke, sends a backhand in the net giving the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead! Eleven minutes later, the clock hit zero and Vegas Golden Knights tie the series 1-1.
The Golden Knights are now headed back home for a two game run at The Fortress. The Winnipeg Jets may have a loud crowd…. but they have another thing coming when our fans fill the arena! Go Knights Go!