Jets 4, Golden Knights 0: Vegas gets shut out again, loses seventh in a row on the road

The Vegas Golden Knights were shut out for the second straight night when they lost 4-0 to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday at Canada Life Centre.

It was the second time this season the Knights had been knocked off the scoresheet in consecutive games.

The Golden Knights were outscored by a combined 7-0 margin in back-to-back games against Minnesota and Winnipeg; the Golden Knights have lost seven straight road games after going 0-5-0 on their previous road trip.

Vegas played a much better game in Winnipeg but suffered the same fate; the Golden Knights are 2-7-0 in their last nine games.

The controversy surrounding the Evgenii Dadonov deal continues to hang over the club, but now was not the time to leave critical points on the table. The Golden Knights, who failed to enjoy another four-point game, have not scored since the trade, which is still under consideration.

The Knights had a great first period, except where it mattered most: the scoreboard.

Vegas outscored Winnipeg 17-4 in the first quarter and held the Jets without a shot on goal for the first 15 minutes of the game.

Even so, Connor Hellebuyck kept it scoreless for the first 20 minutes until his side broke through on the power play 6:16 into the second period.

Pierre-Luc DuBois scored his 25th of the season for what turned out to be the game-winning goal.

The Jets made it 2-0, but the goal was canceled after a successful offside challenge from Pete DeBoer.

However, the momentum hasn’t swung in Vegas’ favor.

Mark Scheifele put the Jets by two again, scoring on a deflection 15:14 from the middle frame.

Chandler Stephenson then hit the crossbar as the Golden Knights tried to close but it wasn’t their night.

The Jets added two more goals in the third period; Neal Pionk scored on a one-timer to make it 3-0, and Nikolaj Ehlers gave Winnipeg a 4-0 lead at 13:51. Winnipeg missed the rest of the time for the shutout victory.

The Jets scored four goals on 26 shots; the Golden Knights scored zero of 42.

Vegas went 0-for-3 on the power play in another demoralizing loss.

Although the Golden Knights were still the second seed at the end of the game, they would be out of a playoff spot before the end of the night thanks to Dallas’ 5-3 victory over Edmonton, which allowed the Stars to overtake the Golden Knights. in the ranking.

The Golden Knights’ losing streak continues to leave a bigger gap between the two Pacific Division teams ahead of them (Los Angeles, Edmonton) and has allowed nearly every team below them in the standings to catch up.

With 16 games remaining in the 2021-22 campaign, the Golden Knights’ season is hanging by a thread.

Thursday night’s game against Nashville is a must-win game; very soon, continuing to lose all those “must-have” games will finally catch up with Vegas.

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