Marchessault scores two goals, Golden Knights await to beat Jets

Jonathan Marchessault’s second power-play goal at the end of the third period broke the tie and helped the Vegas Golden Knights rise to a 6-5 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

The final minutes of the game were full of action, with William Karlsson hitting the empty net for Vegas with 1:24 remaining, and Jets center Mark Scheifele scoring a hat trick with two seconds remaining in the third.

Golden Knights captain Mark Stone scored twice on Tuesday, while Daniil Miromanov scored his first NHL goal and provided a double assist. Chandler Stephenson has recorded four assists.

Morgan Barron and Sam Gagner each had one goal for the Jets (18-9-1), and Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves.

Adin Hill stopped 29 shots for the Golden Knights (21-9-1).

The Jets lost two games in a row for the first time since their 5-2 loss to Vegas on October 20 and a 4-1 home loss to Toronto on October 22.

The game featured the Western Conference heavyweights; Winnipeg comes into play at the top of the Central Division and Vegas leads the Pacific.

Both sides entered the third period tied 3-3.

Scheifele gave his side the advantage in the 41st second and scored the second goal of the night in a power play.

The team leader received a cross-ice pass from Kyle Connor for his 17th goal of the season, got down on one knee and fired at the puck.

Marchessault tied the game 4-4 with the first power-play marker at 9:38 after Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler went into the penalty area on a delay of game penalty.

Marchessault gave his team a 5-4 lead with another strong game goal at 17:44 to the frame.

The Golden Knights finished the first period 2-1 ahead.

Scheifele scored his first goal of the game at 9:22 of the first game when Josh Morrissey bounced off the puck from the field goal. Morrissey had his scoring streak in six games and had six assists during that time.

A little over two minutes later, Miromanov recorded his first career goal in his second season and 17th game with the Golden Knights.

Stone took a 2-1 lead with two seconds left on a rebound from a one-time Stephenson blast from the spot.

Vegas had the first power play of the game early in the second period, but only managed one shot on goal.

Barron’s efforts paid off with his third goal of the season. His first rebound attempt hit the post, but he reversed the puck and passed Hill to equalize 2-2 in 11:16.

Stone regained Vegas’ lead at 15:34 with the 12th of the season, but Gagner gave Brenden Dillon a shot for a 3-3 draw after 39 seconds.

The result swept Vegas a three-game season streak, including an overtime win.

Vegas missed top scorer Jack Eichel and defender Shea Theodore for a second game in a row.

Eichel, who has 29 points in 27 games, suffered a lower body injury on Monday. It is listed day by day.

Theodore leads the team’s defenders with 22 points in 29 games and leaves the game every week with a knee injury. Defense buddy Whitecloud is kicked off each month for a leg injury, while veteran blue shirter Alex Pietrangelo is away indefinitely due to an illness in his family.

The Jets host the Nashville Predators on Thursday, as the Golden Knights face off against Chicago en route.

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