5 things we learned from the Golden Knights’ exciting 52 victory over Chicago

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    The Vegas Golden Knights entered the third period down 2-1 against one of the NHL worst teams Tuesday night. Thanks to a late second period penalty by the Chicago Blackhawks, Vegas was given an abbreviated power play to start the final third, which ended up being one of the critical moments of the contest.Brad Hunt scored on the man advantage to knot the game up at two apiece. From there, the floodgates had opened. Minutes later, Reilly Smith scored his 17th of the season to give Vegas the 3-2 lead. Not long after that, David Perron padded the lead with Vegas’ third goal on as many shots.This is the latest of numerous occasions in which the Golden Knights rallied in the third period to pick up two points Colin Miller Jersey. While Hunt power play tally had a major impact on the game final result, that certainly wasn the only thing that gave Vegas the advantage.1. Marc-Andre Fleury penalty shot save a turning pointJust three minutes into the middle period, Chicago was awarded a penalty shot after Fleury tripped Patrick Sharp by sliding a loose stick into his lane Scooter Vaughan Jersey. Sharp, 36, is no stranger to scoring clutch goals, but Fleury, who had been fantastic throughout the contest, would end up getting the better of him on the penalty shot.Sharp tried to beat Fleury with a glove side wrister, but he was denied by the 33-year-old goaltender, which turned out to be a major turning point of the contest. Had Chicago converted on the penalty shot, the Blackhawks would have taken a much earlier 2-1 lead to potentially shift the momentum in their favor. Fleury, though, was having none of it.Fleury hadn been playing his best hockey as of late, either. Prior to Tuesday victory, Fleury had allowed three or more goals in four consecutive games, so it good to see him getting back on track with a clutch performance against Chicago.2. James Neal is one tough son of a gunAside from Fleury, Neal may have been the star of the game. Late in the first period, Neal took a Brad Hunt slapshot to the knee that sent him crumbling to the ice in pain. At first glance, it looked ugly.Neal took a Brad Hunt blast right to the knee. He went straight to the locker room. Needed assistance getting off the ice.

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