Golden Knights defeat Kraken to begin defense of title


With 1 minute and 20 seconds left in the second quarter, Barbashev extended the lead to 3-0. He caught a long pass from Brayden McNabb and fired over Grubauer’s glove on the breakaway.

McCann helped Seattle chase the score to 3-1 at 8:19. Jordan Eberle’s pass was intended for Justin Schultz, but after a deflection off Marchessault’s slide, he went low past Schultz. Er scored on his left shoulder.

Jack Eichel scored an empty-net goal at 18:45 of the third period to win 4-1.

The win capped off a whirlwind few days for Vegas, which received a championship ring on Sunday and heads into Monday Football between the Las Vegas Raiders and Green Bay Packers. Night” game.

“We have a lot going on in our lives, trying to enjoy what we’ve accomplished and get ready for the new season. So you try to balance both,” Eichel said. “Watching the banner go up is an amazing experience. You want to enjoy every moment.”

notes: Tanev left the game at 6:02 of the third quarter after being hit by Howden, who received a game penalty for illegally blocking his head during the game. There were no updates from Hakstal after the game. … Golden Knights forward William Carrier left the game 7:09 into the second quarter with an upper-body injury. “When you don’t come back, it usually means it’s something more serious than a minor cut,” Cassidy said. “He’ll be checked out tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest. Hopefully it’s not a long-term thing.” … Vega The Spurs have won five consecutive season openers, the longest winning streak in the NHL.

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