Golden Knights rally from 2 down in 3rd to beat Flames in OT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo scored on a rebound 52 seconds into overtime to complete the Vegas Golden Knights' rally from two goals down in the third period to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Thursday night.

Jonathan Marchessault took a shot from the slot that nearly went into the net, but dropped behind Calgary goalie Dan Vladar. Pietrangelo was there to knock in the puck. Jack Eichel had the secondary assist for his second point of the night after earlier scoring a goal.

Zach Whitecloud and William Carrier also scored to help the Western Conference-leading Knights extend their points streak to eight games. They are 6-0-2 over that stretch.

Jakob Pelletier, Jonathan Huberdeau and Mikael Backlund had goals for the Flames.

Whitecloud brought the Knights to within 3-2 5:08 into the third period, and William Carrier stuffed on put a loose puck into the back of the net with 6:35 left in the period.

Vegas was fortunate to only be down a goal after the first, with Laurent Brossoit coming up with key saves among his 18 stops in the period.

The Flames took better advantage of their chances in the second period to go up 3-1. Pelletier picked up his second point of the game with an on-mark pass to Huberdeau for the first goal, and Backlund redirected Blake Coleman's shot for the other. This was Backlund's fourth game in a row with a goal, and he has seven points in his past five games.

Those goals sandwiched a power-play score by Eichel with 5:33 left in the second. His shot from the left circle ended a skid of 25 chances without a power-play goal, and the Knights had converted just one of their previous 32.

NOTES: Backlund extended his points streak to five games (three goals, four assists) and teammate Noah Hanifin stretched his to three (four assists). ... Vegas' Shea Theodore has eight points over a five-game streak, totaling two goals and six assists.


Flames: At Colorado on Saturday.

Golden Knights: Host Dallas on Saturday in a matchup between the top two teams in the Western Conference in terms of points.


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Mark Anderson, The Associated Press