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Detroit 3, Vegas 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 23, 2019
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Frederic L'Ecuyer, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 18437

Anthony Mantha scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Detroit Red Wings snapped the Vegas Golden Knights' six-game home winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

Mantha's game-winner, his 19th of the season, came just 19 seconds into overtime after Dylan Larkin intercepted a Reilly Smith pass in front of the Vegas goal and then backhanded a pass to Mantha, who beat Malcolm Subban with a wrist shot from the slot on the glove side.

Luke Glendening also scored a goal and Andreas Athanasiou had two assists for Detroit, which won for just the fourth time in 17 games. Jimmy Howard had 28 saves for the Red Wings, who picked up their eighth overtime win of the season.

Smith and Cody Eakin each scored goals for Vegas, which had a four-game win streak snapped and lost for just the second time in 12 games. Subban, playing his fourth consecutive game in place of injured Marc-Andre Fleury (lower body injury), finished with 27 saves.

Detroit jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 3:06 mark of the first period on Glendening's 10th goal of the season. The score was set up when Taro Hirose intercepted a Shea Theodore pass and fired a shot that Subban made a pad save on. Athanasiou then passed the rebound across the crease to Glendening, who tapped it into the right side of the net.

Vegas tied it late in the second period on Eakin's career-best 20th goal of the season, knocking in a rebound of a Nate Schmidt shot that Ryan Reaves redirected off Howard's pads.

Smith, playing in his 500th career game, then gave the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead midway through the third period with a shorthanded goal, intercepting a Mantha pass at the blue line and then breaking away and beating Howard with a backhand on his glove side.

But Mantha made amends just 65 seconds later on the power play, one-timing a crossing pass from Athanasiou from the center of the right circle and setting the stage for his overtime game-winner.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Vegas
Anthony Mantha 2 Points Cody Eakin 1
Anthony Mantha 2 Goals Cody Eakin 1
Andreas Athanasiou 2 Assists Ryan Reaves 1
Anthony Mantha 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Reilly Smith 1
Jimmy Howard .933 Save Percentage Malcolm Subban .900
Jimmy Howard 28 Saves Malcolm Subban 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 30 3 1-2 3-3 6 32
Vegas 30 2 0-3 1-2 4 27
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .594 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .312 after a loss.