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Rookie's shootout goal lifts Knights over Blue Jackets

Ben Gotz, Las Vegas Review-Journal on

Published in Hockey

Logan Thompson took off his blocker and showed the Golden Knights’ bench four fingers, then three.

The Knights goaltender was taking care of his part of the shootout Monday at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena. He knew who could take care of the other end.

Coach Bruce Cassidy listened. He sent out rookie left wing Paul Cotter — No. 43 on the Knights — for the team’s seventh shootout attempt soon after.

 

The 23-year-old doesn’t have a point in his last eight games, but Thompson knows what Cotter is capable of after playing with him on the Silver Knights the previous two seasons. The goaltender’s instinc

Rookie left wing Paul Cotter — No. 43 on the Knights — was sent out to take his team’s seventh shootout attempt soon after. The two played together for. Cotter scored to give the Knights a 3-2 win Monday at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena.

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