The Vegas Golden Knights won 5-4 in the second period of overtime on Saturday.
Vegas takes the lead, 2-1.
It was Michael Amadeo’s goal at 3:40 that broke up a great Jets comeback. Amadeo finished the debate with a dry jab from the top hole.
The Golden Knights quickly put their mark on the game by taking a two-goal lead. Jacques Eichel scored two goals in addition to collecting an assist.
Chandler Stephenson opened the scoring at 2:52 in the first.
Eichel was also a first-string partner of Keegan Kolesar towards the end of the middle period.
Eichel is the first player in Golden Knights history to score two power play goals.
The Jets achieved the feat of closing a three-goal deficit to force overtime.
It was Adam Lowry’s goal with 22 seconds left that sent both teams into overtime.
Before him, Mark Shevell had a one-goal lead with 5:52 left in the third.
Nino Niedereiter managed to score two goals early in the final period. The other for the Jets came off Kyle Connor’s stick, bringing the Jets back into the game at 9:07 of the first period that ended 2-1.
Laurent Brossuyt made 30 saves, after spending three seasons with the Jets.
Conor Helbwick stopped 43 shots in the losing clan.
Jets’ Nikolai Eilers missed the third straight game. He is still training with the team in Nevada.
Eilers injured his upper body on April 11 when Ryan Hartman of the Minnesota Wild checked on him.
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