LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 shots to get paid his 2nd straight shutout and guide the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3- victory around the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.
Fleury moved inside of just one victory of tying Jacques Plante for eighth on the NHL’s all-time wins listing. It was his 2nd straight 3- shutout, right after beating Anaheim on the highway Friday.
Fleury also gained the 18,303 in attendance cost-free Krispy Kreme doughnuts as portion of advertising that receives admirers a cost-free dozen when the 15-yr veteran receives a shutout at T-Mobile Arena.
“He is been unbelievable for us all yr and we have acquired to start scoring some goals for him.” – Bo Horvat feedback postgame on playing far better in front of goaltender Jacob Markstrom. pic.twitter.com/12MAxnPkbt
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) March 3, 2019
Max Pacioretty, Ryan Carpenter and Reilly Smith scored for the Golden Knights, who gained their fourth straight — all because getting Mark Stone from Ottawa at Monday’s trade deadline.
Vegas improved to 13-5-2 against the tightly contested Pacific Division, and moved 7 details at the rear of 2nd-location San Jose, which performed Chicago late Sunday.
Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom was the key motive the Canucks misplaced by only 3 as he stopped 45 shots. Markstrom, who is tied for ninth in the league in wins (23), dropped to 15-10-5 because Dec. 6.
Pacioretty took around sole possession of the workforce guide with his 21st goal of the period 5:42 into the 2nd period. Just after defenceman Nate Schmidt delayed the enjoy along the left wing, he fed a streaking Pacioretty, who despatched a just one-timer from the top to give Vegas a 1- guide.
Carpenter designed it 2- when he collected a free puck at the base of the proper circle and, from his knees, fired a wrist shot that traced the ice and below Markstrom.
Smith scored the 3rd goal of the 2nd period for Vegas, when he acquired a pass from William Karlsson and paused just prolonged adequate to capture Markstrom sliding lower to his left, and lifted the puck top shelf. Smith now has a stage in 9 of his past 12 game titles (4 goals, eight helps) for Vegas.
NOTES: Karlsson is just one sport shy from his 150th as a member of the Golden Knights. … With his assist on Pacioretty’s goal, Stastny has a stage in 20 of his past 28 game titles with 6 goals and 21 helps. … Alex Edler is two shy of playing in his 800th profession sport, all with Vancouver. … An NHL participant poll revealed Vegas as the most “fun town to pay a visit to on the highway,” and the Golden Knights as the “team with the finest admirers.”
Vancouver: Hosts Toronto on Wednesday night.
Vegas: Hosts Calgary on Wednesday night.
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