VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Two nights after finally looking like an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights got back to what’s made them successful early in their first season — outworking opponents.
Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.
Haula, David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, and Reilly Smith added an empty-netter. Vegas improved to 11-6-1 in its debut season.
Maxime Lagace made his ninth straight start and had 19 saves after giving up seven goals on 29 shots in Tuesday’s 8-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
“You let up eight goals … you can’t pin that on the goalie,” Haula said. “Our goalies have been great.”
Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat scored for Vancouver….