National Hockey League
Vegas 4, Vancouver 1
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Jake Brenk, Steve Kozari
Linesmen: Andrew Smith, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 18214
Four Golden Knights scored goals and 12 scored points as Vegas, despite losing goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to an apparent injury, handed the Vancouver Canucks their seventh straight loss, 4-1 on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

Jonathan Marchessault, Cody Eakin, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Tomas Tatar scored goals for Vegas, which improved to 18-3-2 in games against Pacific Division opponents and 26-9-2 at T-Mobile Arena. Malcolm Subban and Fleury combined to stop 29 shots for the Golden Knights.

Fleury, who made his 10th straight start and 21st over 22 games, left after making seven saves in the first period, one of them coming on a Brandon Sutter shot that caromed off his mask midway through the period.

The 33-year-old Fleury, who missed two months earlier in the season with a concussion, didn't return to the bench for the rest of the game. Vegas did not give an official announcement why Fleury departed the game.

Subban, making his first appearance since a 5-2 loss at Minnesota on Feb. 2 after sustaining an upper-body injury in a morning skate on Feb. 8 at San Jose, stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced.

Jacob Markstrom had 24 saves and Sutter scored his seventh goal of the season for Vancouver.

Vegas scored two goals in the first five minutes and built a 3-0 lead in the first period.

Marchessault snapped an 11-game goal drought with his 23rd at 3:56, one-timing a shot from the slot past Markstrom's glove. Eakin followed 53 seconds later with his 10th, swatting in a long mid-air rebound of a Shea Theodore shot. Bellemare then made it 3-0 when he one-timed a pass from Tomas Nosek in the slot with 33 seconds left in the period.

Tatar, obtained in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 26, scored his 18th of the season but just his second with the Golden Knights when he tapped in his own rebound in the second period to make it 4-0.

Sutter scored Vancouver's first even-strength goal in five games when he fired a wrist shot through Subban's pads from the right of goal at the 8:27 mark of the third period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Vegas
Brandon Sutter 1 Points Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 1
Brandon Sutter 1 Goals Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 1
Alex Biega 1 Assists Erik Haula 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jacob Markstrom .857 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury 1.000
Jacob Markstrom 24 Saves Malcolm Subban 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 30 1 0-1 3-3 6 31
Vegas 28 4 0-3 1-1 2 18
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Canucks have a W/L % of .346 after a win and .340 after a loss.