LAS VEGAS – The Vegas Golden Knights came from behind to post an important 3-2 victory in Game 3 over the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on Friday.
This win in front of the first full house of the season allows them to close the gap to 2-1 in the series four of seven.
Jonathan marchessault and Max Pacioretty scored within 45 seconds in the third period as the Golden Knights trailed 2-1. William karlsson scored the winners’ other goal and Marc-André Fleury made 18 saves.
Carl Soderberg and Mikko Rantanen have hit the target for the Avalanche, who suffers their first setback in the current playoffs. Philipp grubauer stopped 40 pucks.
Game 4 is Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, NBCSN), still in Vegas.
Marchessault tied 2-2 at 14:42 in the last third, scoring from the back of the net. After losing control of the disc, he shot Grubauer’s back to hit the target.
Pacioretty detonated the T-Mobile Arena at 3:27 PM when he deflected the shot from the point of Nick holden between Grubauer’s leggings.
Video: Vegas comes from behind and wins Game 3
Rantanen cooled the crowd’s enthusiasm with a power play at 5:04 in the third. He also amassed a point in a 17th straight playoff game.
Karlsson opened the scoring at 4:38 in the second period. Skillfully recovering the return throw with his skate, he then slid the puck into the back of the goal. The Golden Knights held the lead for the first time in the series.
Soderberg however went 1-1 1:29 later capitalizing on the return of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s slap shot.