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Vegas 5, Montreal 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 6, 2021
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Marc Joannette
Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Jesse Marquis
Attendance: 20156

Robin Lehner made 36 saves and had an assist and the visiting Vegas Golden Knights, despite being outshot 22-1 to start the game, rallied to score five unanswered goals and pull out a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Alex Pietrangelo and Chandler Stephenson each had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Marchessault, Dylan Coghlan and Brayden McNabb also scored for Vegas. The Golden Knights were outshot 20-1 in the first period, a franchise record for fewest shots in a period.

Nick Suzuki had a goal and an assist and Tyler Toffoli also scored for Montreal. Jake Allen stopped 13 of 16 shots.

Montreal, booed off the ice following a 6-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night, dominated the first period. The Canadiens fired the first 12 shots on goal until Pietrangelo flipped a shot from the right point, the only shot of the period for Vegas, with 9:02 left.

Still, thanks to Lehner's goaltending, it remained a scoreless tie until Suzuki finally broke through with a power-play goal at the 17:18 mark, putting in a rebound of a Mike Hoffman shot past a diving Lehner for his third goal of the season.

Montreal made it 2-0 just 91 seconds later on Toffoli's third goal of the season when he took a stretch pass from Brendan Gallagher between McNabb and Coghlan and then went in on a breakaway and beat Lehner with a backhand shot.

But Vegas rebounded with three goals on seven shots in less than seven minutes in the second period. Pietrangelo got the first at the 5:16 mark when he one-timed a pass from Shea Theodore from the top of the left circle past Allen's blocker side for his first goal of the season. It also snapped an 0-for-37 power play drought for the Golden Knights dating to Game 4 of their Western Conference second-round playoff series against Colorado.

Marchessault tied it, 2-2, with this fifth goal of the season and third in two games, backhanding in a rebound. Coghlan then gave Vegas the lead with another power-play goal with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle past a screen that beat Allen on the short side.

Montreal pulled Allen for an extra attacker with 2:58 left and Stephenson made it 4-2 just seven seconds later when with an empty-net goal.

McNabb added another empty-netter with 34.9 seconds to go when he took a pass from Lehner at the right side of the net and lofted a length-of-the-ice shot into the opposite net for his first goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vegas   Montreal
Alex Pietrangelo 2 Points Nick Suzuki 2
Alex Pietrangelo 1 Goals Nick Suzuki 1
Alex Pietrangelo 1 Assists Nick Suzuki 1
Alex Pietrangelo 1 Power Play Goals Nick Suzuki 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Robin Lehner .947 Save Percentage Jake Allen .812
Robin Lehner 36 Saves Jake Allen 13
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vegas 18 5 2-2 3-4 12 28
Montreal 38 2 1-4 0-2 8 28
Upcoming Games
  • Montreal will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Vegas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.