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Vegas 1, Philadelphia 0
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Francis Charron, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Steve Miller, Tyson Baker
Attendance: 19067

Cody Eakin scored with 1:25 remaining in the third period, and the visiting Vegas Golden Knights ended a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Eakin fired a shot from the left circle for his second goal of the season on a pass from Ryan Carpenter.

The Golden Knights needed a spectacular save by goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who sprawled across the crease to get his glove on a shot by Philadelphia's Claude Giroux with 38 seconds left.

It was at least the third superb save Fleury made on Giroux in recording his 49th career shutout. He made 26 saves.

Vegas finished its season-long five-game road trip with a 2-3 record.

Flyers goalie Brian Elliott made 20 saves.

The Flyers outshot the Golden Knights 10-5 in a goalless first period in which they had a 2-0 edge in power plays.

Fleury made a key save on Jordan Weal at 11:40 of the first to preserve the tie.

Max Pacioretty hit the post for Vegas on Elliott's glove 5:45 into the second period.

Fleury thwarted Sean Couturier on a Flyers' 3-on-1 at 12:30 of the second.

Vegas had its second power play of the second period when Jori Lehtera was penalized for tripping at 13:33. But Fleury came up with two big saves to prevent the Flyers from scoring short-handed, first on Scott Laughton and then on Giroux.

Fleury also made a spectacular save on Giroux at 15:54 with the teams at even strength.

Philadelphia held a 20-15 edge in shots on goal after two periods.

The third period started cautiously, with Vegas having the only three shots on goal until the midway point when Fleury made two quick saves on Philadelphia's Travis Sanheim and Michael Raffl.

Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds was called for hooking Erik Haula at 15:45 of the third. The Flyers killed off the penalty, and the Knights dropped to 0-for-16 on the power play for the season.

This was the second meeting between the teams already this season. The Flyers won 5-2 in the season opener on Oct. 4 in Las Vegas.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vegas   Philadelphia
Cody Eakin 1 Points N/A
Cody Eakin 1 Goals N/A
Ryan Carpenter 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury 1.000 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .952
Marc-Andre Fleury 26 Saves Brian Elliott 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vegas 21 1 0-3 2-2 4 14
Philadelphia 26 0 0-2 3-3 6 24
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Florida. The Flyers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Vegas will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.