DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – A late push by the Las Vegas Golden Knights was shut down by Detroit as the Red Wings held onto a 3-2 win in Vegas. Three different Red Wings scored in the victory.
“Tonight, we were good from start to finish and we got a result. Something like this will certainly build some confidence,” said head coach Derek Lalonde. “It was a great discipline game.”
Lucas Raymond scored first for the Red Wings at 2:45 in the first period for the 1-0 lead on an assist from Dylan Larkin. It was Raymond’s 14th goal of the season as Larkin also extended his point streak to six games. Vegas then tied it up at 19:24 in the first just before the period ended. Dominik Kubalik made it 2-1 on a power play in the second period at 2:38 off a pass from Oskar Sundqvist. Almost eight minutes later, Joe Veleno netted the eventual game winner at 10:25 as Jordan Oesterle moved it up to him making it 3-1. Vegas pushed hard in the third period and scored at 19:17 just before the game ended.
Velano said after the game, “It feels great in here after a win. We really wanted this one bad. I think the boys earned it. We worked hard today and we didn’t take any time off. We hung in there and battled right to the end.”
Detroit is now 19-17-8 with 46 points and will be back at home for two straight games starting on Saturday night with Philadelphia.