VANCOUVER – Max Pacioretty scored twice, and Vegas Golden Knights won his fourth fifth straight game, 4-3 against Vancouver Canucks on Thursday Rogers Arena.
Vegas went 3: 1 in the third period, but William Karlsson reached a goal that was shorthanded with the left 6:25, converted 2-on-1 to a tight on the backdoor pass from Reilly Smith seconds after Smith hit the puck on the wall.
"It's good to win if you do not play at the best," Karlsson said. "One hundred percent [Smith’s] football goal. I just had my stick there and I threw a puck. It's good for me and Reilly to finally get one shorthanded. In the past, we had a lot of chances, but it sounds like every game we are dangerously distorted. "
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William Carrier also scored and Marc-Andre Fleury he made 33 savings of the Golden Knights (14-12-1), who won their opponents 23-8 in five matches.
"A big bar for the team," Pacioretta said. "To give up two and then go down and get short, you build the chemistry and build momentum This constant attitude was for our team in this stream and we saw how well we can play when playing properly It was a lot of fun, but we have to go on. "
Video: VGK @ VAN: Pacioretty whips home timer for PPG
Brock Boeser had two goals and Alexander Edler for Canucks (11-14-3), who played 1-8-2 in the last 11 matches. Bo Horvat had two assists and Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves.
"If we play like this, we'll be fine," said Canucks coach Travis Green.
Boeser, who played his second game after missing 11 with a weakness hit, made 1-0 at 9:46 in the first period after a nice game of Elias Pettersson. After eliminating the pass, Canucks was thrust into the slot, but he moved from his knee back to Boeser in one slot that had one foot around the vast Fleury.
"It's huge," Boeser said. "He told me on the bench that he heard me scream, he did not know where I was, it's a great game."
Vegas tied him 1-1 at 14:00 when Carrier's skate echoed.
Pacioretty made 2: 1 in a one-time match at 3: 5 in the second period and extended the lead to 3: 1 on one timer from the 1:13 hand to the third period. It was the third five goals for the last five years for Pacioretty, which has 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in seven games in its first 16 games (14 goals, 2 assists).
"You do not want to jump from position," Pacioretty said, using one timer at each end. "At the beginning of the year, you tend to do it, and when I'm trying too much to move, I'm out of position."
Pacioretta also credited linemates Alex Tuch and Cody Eakinwho made a pretty successful game to create his second goal for recent success.
"It's a sensation and a matter of chemistry, and it's right now, but we have to go ahead with it," Pacioretty said. "Both are both fun."
Edler lowered the lead to 3: 2 at a rebound at 2:50 and Boeser tied it 3-3 on a backdoor pass by Sam Gagner at 8:48 before Canucks moved away from the winning goal.
"These are driving forces," Boeser said.
Video: VGK @ VAN: Pacioretty pots behind Eakin Pass
They said it
"Thank you, I'll take it, I still call the old man, I do not know, I'm trying to get the puck up as fast as possible, a little smarter to read the game better sometimes I feel good." – Golden Knights goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury, who turned 34 on Wednesday when he asked if it was as fast as if he had been a hip after some good investigations
"It remains a little bit more when we knew we played a good game and we did not get two points at the end of the night It will be a time when you will not play the best and still get two points and today was one of the nights we played, I've been pretty good for 60 minutes and have not achieved two points. " – Canucks obrance Ben Hutton
Need to Know
Tuch has eight points (three goals, five assists) in five points and Eakin has six points in the last five games (two goals, four assists). … Smith has 10 points in the last seven games (one goal, nine assists). … Canucks forward Antoine Roussel was a late scratch with injury to the upper body, so Tim Schaller, who was supposed to be a healthy scratch, played his 200th NHL game.
What will be next
Gold Knights: On Saturday (10:00 ET, CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, CITY, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV)
Canucks: On Saturday (4:00 ET, SNP, FS-SW, NHL.TV) host of the Dallas star
Video: The Golden Knight of the Canucks edge at Karlsson's SHG