(Las Vegas) After the first game of the series against the Colorado Avalanche most observers were not giving much money to the Vegas Golden Knights. A week later, the series equaled two wins on each side.
Jonathan Marchesalt scored a hat-trick and the Golden Knights won the fourth game of the second round showdown 5-1 on Sunday night.
Marchesalt created the tie for the first time, where the locals had to do it twice to register for the score.
He then went 3-1 in the second period, then completed his first playoff hat-trick in the third period.
The always-enthusiastic spectators gathered in Las Vegas made rain caps on the rink this time. Goaltender Robin Lehner, who was backed up on Sunday, also threw his hat on the ice and joined in the fun.
Max Pasioretti and Patrick Brown scored other Golden Knights goals.
Passioretti scored a point in the fifth consecutive game.
William Carlson had three assists, while Mark-Andre Flerie saved 17.
For the first time in the playoffs, snowfall was reduced to one goal. She won the first two games of the series, the first 7-1, before giving up in both games in Las Vegas.
By putting a lot of pressure, the Golden Knights were able to move the rival top players. Visitors are less likely to score.
While Brandon Sad was the lone scorer for Avalanche, Philip Grobour hit 30 shots back.
The fifth match will be in Denver on Tuesday, after which both teams will return to Las Vegas on Thursday for Game No.O 6.
Avalanche strikes early
It didn’t take long to register for the snowfall score. At 1:50 in the first twenty, Fleury failed to control a shot from JT Comfer. Before the goalkeeper could place his glove on the disc, Saad grabbed it and dropped it into the lens.
The Golden Knights tied it at 7:04, but they had to do it twice.
Riley Smith initially beat Grobour with a backhand shot using deflection from defenseman Patrick Nemeth, but he hit the crossbar.
Almost all players, including Grubor, stopped playing, believing Smith had scored. Despite everything the streak continued and Carlson put Marchesalt in front of the net. Forward was only able to divert the puck to the goal of creating a tie.
If the snowfall mark touched at the beginning of the first period, the Golden Knights gave a change at the beginning of the second.
Passioretti defeated Grobour with a top-end shot, giving the keeper the lead over his left shoulder.
The Golden Knights doubled their lead in the power play to 11:28. Marchesalt fired a powerful slap shot over the reception to the right of Grobauer from the circle.
Marchesalt added a third goal at 6:01 of the third period. He accepted a pass from Smith near the net 4-1.
At 1:13 p.m., Brown made the final touches on the Golden Knights’ perfect performance, with officials initially rejecting the target and ruling that Puck had not crossed the red line.
After the video review, the decision was reversed and the target given. Avalanche challenged the decision, pushing the Brown Grobowsers to score pads, but were unsuccessful.