Golden Knights squander lead, stumble against Senators to start road trip

David Schoen, Las Vegas Review-Journal on

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Chandler Stephenson scored his second goal of the game with 1:15 left in the third period to force overtime, but the Golden Knights lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Senators on Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

Ottawa’s Tim Stutzle was the only player to convert in the shootout. Nicolas Roy, Jonathan Marchessault and Shea Theodore missed their attempts for the Knights.

The Knights (32-19-7) led 2-0 in the second period but couldn’t extend the lead and dropped the opener of their five-game road trip. It was their third straight loss and fifth in the past six games overall. They fell to 3-4-1 since the All-Star break.

Marchessault opened the scoring in the first period with his 30th goal of the season, and Stephenson converted on a power play in the second period before the Senators (25-27-3) responded with three unanswered goals.


Thomas Chabot and Drake Batherson scored in the second for Ottawa. Josh Norris redirected a shot by Chabot past Knights goalie Logan Thompson early in the third to put the Senators ahead 3-2.

The Knights missed several chances to extend their lead in the second period, including a breakaway by Sheldon Rempal that was turned aside by Ottawa goaltender Anton Forsberg.

This was the Knights’ first loss in six appearances at Ottawa (5-0-1) and snapped a nine-game winning streak against the Senators.

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