VGK Vegas Golden Knights 3
Vegas Golden Knights Golden Knights Overall (25-19)
ATS (19-25)
O/U (20-22-2)
January 04 2019
- Sportsnet
ANA Anaheim Ducks 2
Anaheim Ducks Ducks Overall (19-23)
ATS (19-23)
O/U (15-26-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Puck Line ATS
123
2473 Vegas Golden Knights -140 Under -120 (-1.5) +190 UNDER: 5
120
2474 Anaheim Ducks +120 Over EVEN (+1.5) -220 Cover: 0.5
020
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Puck Line ATS
2473 VGK -140 Under: -120 (-1.5) +190 UNDER: 5
2474 ANA +120 Over: EVEN (+1.5) -220 Cover: 0.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/4/2019
9:09 PM
VGK
-140
ANA
+120
1/4/2019
7:54 PM
VGK
-145
ANA
+125
1/4/2019
7:51 PM
VGK
-150
ANA
+130
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
VGK
-145
ANA
+125
1/4/2019
5:39 PM
VGK
-150
ANA
+130
1/4/2019
4:15 PM
VGK
-140
ANA
+120
1/4/2019
4:00 PM
VGK
-150
ANA
+130
1/4/2019
10:39 AM
VGK
-140
ANA
+120
1/3/2019
7:09 PM
VGK
-125
ANA
+105
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/4/2019
9:09 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+190
ANA
-220
1/4/2019
7:54 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+190
ANA
-220
1/4/2019
7:51 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+190
ANA
-220
1/4/2019
5:54 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+190
ANA
-220
1/4/2019
5:39 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+190
ANA
-220
1/4/2019
4:15 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+200
ANA
-240
1/4/2019
4:00 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+200
ANA
-240
1/4/2019
10:39 AM
VGK(-1.5)
+210
ANA
-250
1/3/2019
7:09 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+225
ANA
-265
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/4/2019
9:09 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
7:54 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
7:51 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
5:54 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
5:39 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
4:15 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
4:00 PM

EVEN

-120
1/4/2019
10:39 AM

EVEN

-120
1/3/2019
7:09 PM

EVEN

-120
Recap

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Vegas defenseman Nate Schmidt is familiar with the ebbs and flows of the NHL.

Schmidt and the Golden Knights continued their surge on Friday night while keeping the Anaheim Ducks in a funk.

Max Pacioretty scored in his return to the Vegas lineup and the Golden Knights extended their winning streak to five games, beating the Ducks 3-2 Friday night.

The Golden Knights fell behind in the second period when the Ducks scored two goals 18 seconds apart. But Vegas retook the lead with two goals in a 31-second span to improve to 6-0-2 in their last eight games.

"We sure tested ourselves a few times early in the second period. But, again, we found a way to win and we're never going to apologize for that," said Schmidt, who scored for Vegas. "As the year goes on, you are going to have your surges and a couple times when you're not playing that well, but I thought our guys, even when we're down in the game or we're not playing that well, we find ways to get ourselves back in."

Tomas Nosek had a goal and an assist, Marc Andre-Fleury made 25 saves, and Vegas secured the first three games of the teams' four-game season series.

Nosek tied it at 2-all at 10:15 of the second period. He reached around John Gibson and backhanded in a rebound of a shot by Brayden McNabb. Pacioretty put Vegas back in front 3-2 at 10:46.

Playing for the first time since Dec. 17 and missing seven games because of an undisclosed injury, Pacioretty got behind two Ducks in transition and scored off a pass from Paul Stastny.

It was the seventh time Pacioretty and Stastny have played together this season, as both have dealt with injuries. But chemistry displayed on Pacioretty's 11th goal showed why Vegas signed Stastny as a free agent in July, traded for Pacioretty in September and signed him to a contract extension.

"It's been a start to the season that no one drew up with injuries and playing through them and sitting out for both of us," Pacioretty said. "To be able to come in now and feel pretty good and kind of start from scratch and put together a good win as a line is a good step."

Daniel Sprong and Carter Rowney scored for the Ducks, who dropped to 0-5-2 in their last seven games. Gibson made 39 saves.

Sprong scored on the power play at 1:57 to tie the game at 1. Rowney then put the Ducks ahead 2-1 at 2:15 by catching the Golden Knights on an odd-man rush.

"If we can put the good minutes we had this night, if we can put them over like more of 50, 60 minutes, we're going to be successful," Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm said.

The Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead at 6:52 on the first period when Schmidt scored on a slap shot from the blue line through traffic during a delayed penalty. Gibson made a save and paddled the puck away during the buildup to Schmidt's fourth goal, but the officials did not stop play.

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said he never receiver an explanation why there was not a whistle, and refused to elaborate on the sequence.

"I've been fined once before, so my wife doesn't like me writing big checks to the league," Carlyle said.

NOTES: The Golden Knights improved to 16-0-2 when leading after two periods. . Vegas F Alex Tuch had an assist to extend his point streak to five games, with two goals and four assists in that span. . Vegas D Shea Theodore did not play because of illness.

UP NEXT

Golden Knights: Host New Jersey on Sunday.

Ducks: Host Edmonton on Sunday.

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Matchup
Golden Knights Overall
W/L 25-19
ATS 19-25
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 2.7
Total 20-22-2
Golden Knights Away
W/L 12-13
ATS 8-17
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 3.1
Total 13-12
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Ducks Overall
W/L 19-23
ATS 19-23
Goals For 2.5
Goals Against 2.9
Total 15-26-1
Ducks Home
W/L 10-12
ATS 11-11
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 2.9
Total 9-13
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Game Summary
1st Period
VGK 13:08 GOAL scored by Nate Schmidt assisted by Brad Hunt and Tomas NosekVGK 1 ANA 0
2nd Period
VGK 18:38 Penalty to Nick Holden 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Pontus Aberg)
ANA 18:03 Power play - GOAL scored by Daniel Sprong assisted by Josh Mahura and Adam HenriqueVGK 1 ANA 1
ANA 17:45 GOAL scored by Carter Rowney assisted by Hampus Lindholm and Brian GibbonsVGK 1 ANA 2
VGK 15:50 Penalty to Max Pacioretty 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Jakob Silfverberg)
VGK 9:14 GOAL scored by Max Pacioretty assisted by Paul Stastny and Alex TuchVGK 2 ANA 2
VGK 9:45 GOAL scored by Tomas Nosek assisted by Brayden McNabbVGK 3 ANA 2
3rd Period
VGK 16:16 Penalty to Jon Merrill 2 minutes for Delay of Game
ANA 12:19 Penalty to Adam Henrique 2 minutes for Delay of Game
ANA 11:48 Penalty to Ryan Kesler 4 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Cody Eakin)
Box Score
Golden Knights
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
William Carrier (LW) 000500:008:02
Cody Eakin (C) 000400:0013:35
Ryan Reaves (RW) 000200:009:42
Reilly Smith (RW) 000310:0019:01
Jonathan Marchessault (C) 000200:0018:30
Tomas Nosek (LW) 112500:0014:42
Paul Stastny (C) 011010:0017:23
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (LW) 000320:0011:03
Ryan Carpenter (C) 000200:0011:49
Alex Tuch (RW) 011010:0016:52
William Karlsson (C) 000400:0020:10
Max Pacioretty (LW) 101602:0018:00

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Nick Holden (D) 000102:0020:53
Jon Merrill (D) 000112:0017:37
Deryk Engelland (D) 000010:0019:44
Brad Hunt (D) 011100:0016:35
Nate Schmidt (D) 101220:0020:59
Brayden McNabb (D) 011140:0021:32

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Marc-Andre Fleury (G) 25/272.926WIN
Malcolm Subban (G) 0/00.000
Ducks
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Nick Ritchie (LW) 000200:0016:30
Daniel Sprong (RW) 101400:0014:02
Ryan Kesler (C) 000004:0013:56
Brian Gibbons (LW) 011010:0015:05
Ryan Getzlaf (C) 000030:0023:19
Andrew Cogliano (LW) 000100:009:53
Adam Henrique (C) 011102:0017:36
Carter Rowney (RW) 101400:0011:07
Kiefer Sherwood (C) 000200:0014:00
Ondrej Kase (RW) 000000:0015:00
Pontus Aberg (LW) 000000:0014:16
Jakob Silfverberg (RW) 000300:0013:37

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Jacob Larsson (D) 000130:0019:22
Josh Manson (D) 000100:0022:26
Brandon Montour (D) 000500:0021:33
Hampus Lindholm (D) 011150:0026:25
Josh Mahura (D) 011010:0011:31
Andy Welinski (D) 000200:0015:49

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Chad Johnson (G) 0/00.000
John Gibson (G) 39/423.929LOSS
Officials
Linesmen Lonnie Cameron
Linesmen Ryan Gibbons
Referee Brad Watson
Referee Ghislain Hebert