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Vancouver 5, Vegas 4
When: 10:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 19, 2019
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Kendrick Nicholson, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Travis Gawryletz
Attendance: 18871

Chris Tanev scored 1:30 into overtime as the host Vancouver Canucks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Thursday night, just their second victory in 10 all-time meetings between the teams.

Elias Pettersson scored twice and Antoine Roussel and Tanner Pearson also tallied for the Canucks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 39 saves.

Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, Nick Holden and Mark Stone scored for Vegas, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Golden Knights, in their third season, were 8-0-1 against Vancouver entering the game.

Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was prevented from tying Curtis Joseph for sixth place on the NHL's all-time wins list with 454. Fleury stopped 29 of 34 shots.

Tanev's winner came off a lead pass from Bo Horvat from the offensive blue line. Tanev beat Max Pacioretty down the left wing, carried the puck across the crease and put a forehander over a sprawling Fleury.

The Golden Knights tied it at 4-4 on Stone's goal at 15:40 of the third in a four-on-four situation. Pacioretty got the puck and found an open Stone with a pass across the top of the crease. Stone chipped the puck over Markstrom's catching glove.

Pettersson broke a 3-3 tie at 9:09 of the third period on a three-on-two break. Pettersson carried the puck over the blue line and sent a pass to Brock Boeser on the right wing, then Boeser returned it to Pettersson on the left wing. Pettersson beat Fleury with a quick shot into the upper left corner of the net.

The Canucks took a 3-1 lead in the first period.

Roussel opened the scoring just 2:49 into the game, and Pearson added a power-play goal at 7:08.

Marchessault pulled the Golden Knights within 2-1 when he scored at 13:58, but Pettersson controlled a loose puck off a shot Fleury couldn't cover and scored his first with 28 seconds left in the period.

Smith and Holden scored 1:09 apart midway through the second, at 11:01 and 12:10, to send it to the third period tied at 3-3.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Vegas   Vancouver
Jonathan Marchessault 2 Points Elias Pettersson 2
Jonathan Marchessault 1 Goals Elias Pettersson 2
William Karlsson 2 Assists Brock Boeser 2
N/A Power Play Goals Tanner Pearson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .853 Save Percentage Jacob Markstrom .907
Marc-Andre Fleury 29 Saves Jacob Markstrom 39
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vegas 43 4 0-1 4-5 14 25
Vancouver 34 5 1-5 1-1 6 38
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Canucks have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Vegas will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.