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Avalanche vs. Golden Knights - NHL Game Recap - Oct 22, 2022

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LAS VEGAS — — Valeri Nichushkin’s third-period goal held up as the winner of the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.

Chandler Stevenson of Vegas cut the deficit to one just after Nichuskin pushed Colorado’s lead to two goals. But Colorado goaltender Alexander Georgiev held back the stretch by stopping the last eight shots he faced to help the Avalanche bounce back from a home loss to Seattle the night before. .

“They did a great job. Whatever they did to prepare, they came out very strong from the first period,” said Georgiev, who finished with 34 saves. “And play like that. It definitely helps when you are ready, everyone is in good form and today is a fun game to win.”

Nathan McKinnon and Evan Rodriguez also scored for Colorado.

Jonathan Marcheseau also scored for the Golden Knights. Logan Thompson stopped 22 shots.

Playing for the third time in four nights and playing in six of the three cities for the fourth time, Avalanche skated well enough in all three periods and didn’t look tired at all. I did.

“Obviously, you can’t pick your schedule,” said defenseman Kare Makar. “But yes, it was crazy. Already he had two games in a row, but he was late and the next day he was playing against a team who were resting. It’s a good challenge and that’s kind of how we see it.”

The avalanche first came when McKinnon got the feed from Makar and passed Thompson through traffic from the top of the circle.

Marcheseau equalized on a power play with less than a minute remaining when he lasered a backhand pass past Georgiev from Mark Stone. It was Stone’s 300th career assist. He finished 301st with Stevenson’s goal.

Rodriguez scored an avalanche early in the second period when a single slap shot from the top of the left circle beat Thompson’s far side and clattered off the post for a powerplay goal. to the top.

“They’re a talented hockey club, and that’s why they won the Stanley Cup,” Thompson said. “It’s slow and rocky right now. This loss hurts, but we’re going to come back and build it up, it’s a long season.”

The road team is now on a five-game winning streak in regular season meetings.

Also, the Golden Knights were the last team to eliminate the Avalanche from the postseason in 2021, so it will always be a mission to win in Vegas, Makar said.

“Obviously, we lost all our games in this building, so every time I come here, it’s all I think about,” Makar said.

game notes
Defenseman Eric Johnson played in his 660th game as a member of the Avalanche, moving past Cody MacLeod for eighth place on the franchise list. …Samuel Girard’s assists on Rodriguez’ goal swept him ninth among career helpers franchise defense alongside Alexei Gusarov (121). … Colorado used both power play opportunities to improve his 17-for-9 (52.9%), best in the NHL. …Colorado’s defense has amassed 19 total points (4 goals, 16 assists) this year, his second-highest in the league behind Pittsburgh….Golden His Knights have finished fourth in the last four games. Scoring his nine goals in one period.


Colorado: Tuesday night at the New York Rangers.

Vegas: Hosts Toronto Monday Night.