Haula gets winner as Golden Knights beat Canucks 5-2

Published 1:24 a.m. ET Nov. 17, 2017 | Updated 3:20 a.m. ET Nov. 17, 2017

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….

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