Golden Knights stun Flames


Jonathan Marches­sault had the win­ner and added an as­sist as the Ve­gas Golden Knights scored three times in the fi­nal two min­utes for a dra­matic 4-2 win over the Cal­gary Flames on Tues­day.

Ten sec­onds after Erik Haula had tied it 2-2 at 18:14, Marches­sault got around Mark Gior­dano and beat Cal­gary goalie Mike Smith over his glove.

David Per­ron scored into an empty net and Reilly Smith also had a goal for Ve­gas (3312-4). The Golden Knights, who kicked off a six-game road trip, play next on Thurs­day night in Win­nipeg.

Matthew Tkachuk had his sev­enth goal in the last eight games for the Flames (25-178), who lost in reg­u­la­tion time for the first time in 12 games. They had gone 7-0-4 since last los­ing in reg­u­la­tion on Dec. 29. Sam Ben­nett also scored.

The ty­ing goal was a weird one. Cal­gary for­ward Michael Fro­lik got the puck in his own end and ended up fir­ing the puck to­wards a sur­prised Smith. Smith stopped it with his pad but Haula buried the re­bound, stun­ning the home crowd.

Cal­gary had taken a 2-1 lead at 18:43 of the sec­ond on a beau­ti­ful wrap-around goal by Tkachuk, who faked like he was car­ry­ing the puck be­hind the net and spun back the other di­rec­tion to fool goal­tender Marc-An­dre Fleury.

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