LAS VEGAS — The newest Geese’ loss – a 4-0 defeat towards the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday afternoon at T-Cellular Area – was accompanied by a further layer of concern as their winless streak hit seven video games.
High-four defenseman Jamie Drysdale suffered an upper-body damage at 6:25 of the second interval and didn’t return to the sport after successful from the Golden Knights’ William Provider behind the Geese’ internet.
Drysdale, 20, had been trending in the appropriate route, of late, and it might be a giant blow to the struggling Geese (1-6-1) if he had been out for a considerable period of time. He logs the fourth-most minutes on the blue line, averaging 19:05, behind Cam Fowler, John Klingberg and Dmitry Kulikov.
By the way, the Geese had tweaked the lineup towards the Golden Knights, choosing an alignment of seven defensemen and 11 forwards.
The Golden Knights had been equally opportunistic – scoring as soon as on the facility play (Chandler Stephenson), as soon as shorthanded (Reilly Smith) and twice at even energy (former Duck William Karlsson and Nicolas Roy).
What undid the Geese, amongst different issues, was their energy play. They haven’t scored with the person benefit for the reason that season opener. Trailing 1-0, the Geese had the prospect to get again into it on the facility play within the second interval at 7:06 however gave up the short-handed purpose to Smith, who was arrange by Karlsson.
It’s been uncommon when the Geese haven’t been outshot this season. They outshot the Golden Knights 29-21, however rookie goaltender Logan Thompson was flawless, recording his third profession shutout and second of the season.
Though Geese goalie John Gibson didn’t face numerous photographs – 18 by 40 minutes – however he handled a number of high-quality possibilities. For the third time this season, Geese coach Dallas Eakins pulled Gibson after two durations, placing in backup Anthony Stolarz for the ultimate 20 minutes.
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