12/02 23:57 CST Jonathan Marchessault scores twice as Golden Knights beat
Jonathan Marchessault scores twice as Golden Knights beat Capitals 4-1
By KIRK KERN
LAS VEGAS (AP) --- Jonathan Marchessault scored twice, and the Vegas Golden
Knights beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Saturday night.
Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists for the Golden Knights (16-5-4), who
were coming off a 4-1 victory over Vancouver on Thursday night. Mark Stone also
scored, and Logan Thompson made 21 saves.
The Pacific Division leaders improved to 5-5-3 in their last 13 games.
Tom Wilson scored in the third period for Washington (12-7-2), and Darcy
Kuemper made 32 stops.
Vegas opened the scoring with a power-play goal 8:53 into the first period.
Marchessault beat Kuemper with a wrist shot for his 10th goal of the season.
Marchessault also got an empty-netter with 1:57 left for career goal No. 199.
Eichel scored his 10th goal of the season on a breakaway 7:56 into the second.
Stone made it 3-0 just 49 seconds into the third.
Golden Knights goalie Adin Hill didn't dress for the game because of a
lower-body injury. He is day to day after leaving Thursday night's game against
Vancouver in the third period.
Vegas recalled Jiri Patera from the minors to back up Thompson.
The Capitals recalled goalie Hunter Shepard to back up Kuemper. Charles
Lindgren, who had 38 saves against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, didn't
participate in the Saturday morning skate.
Capitals: At Arizona on Monday night.
Golden Knights: Host St. Louis on Monday night.
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