By Alan Snel from LVSportsBiz.com
The last time the Colorado Avalanche was in this building, they were saying so long to their season.
The hometown of the Golden Knights of Vegas had four straight wins over fast skating club Colorado, including Game 6 of the second round playoffs last season and the Avs returned to Denver that night on a plane. very moderate on the right.
Tonight inside the Big Ice House on the Strip, the stakes were much lower. It was a preseason game and Colorado left several of their best players in Denver.
Meanwhile, the Golden Knights sent their Original Misfits line of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith along with defensive starters Alex Pietrangelo and Alec Martinez who also saw ice time.
Marchy’s smile was visible at the end of the third period when he scored a power-play goal and gave the Knights a 4-3 lead.
Final score: Golden Knights 4 Colorado 3
In the first period, Patrick Brown and Nic Hague (a power play goal on a Dylan Coghlan assist) scored to give the Knights a 2-1 lead after one period.
Colorado scored on VGK goaltender Laurent Brossoit in the second period and the game was stuck two after 40 minutes.
Pietrangelo closed the three-way game with a assist from Karlsson in the third period.
It appeared that 16,867 people had been announced tonight. Not sold out, but for a preseason game on a Tuesday night, that’s not a lousy number. This is an exhibition game, both teams practiced their shootout skills after VGK’s 4-3 win, Colorado edging Vegas, 2-1, in five rounds.
The Hague appreciated the fans back in the building: “It makes you tingle.”
VGK coach Pete DeBoer said after the game that the preseason is an evaluation time and he looks forward to the final games when the core of the squad reunites.
The VGK season – Year V – is back with some familiar faces from the ice. The regular season ends on October 12 when the new Seattle Kraken visits the T-Mobile Arena.