National Hockey League
Vegas 4, Nashville 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Dean Morton, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Trent Knorr
Attendance: 17326

Paul Stastny scored at 1:52 of overtime after teammate Max Pacioretty had tied the game with three-tenths of a second left in regulation as the visiting Vegas Golden Knights rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

Stastny and defenseman Nate Schmidt took off on a two-on-none break after Nashville turned the puck over in its own zone. Schmidt came down the left wing and then slid a pass over to Stastny at the bottom of the right circle, where he fired a shot between the pads of goaltender Juuse Saros.

Vegas got into overtime by pulling goaltender Malcolm Subban for an extra attacker with 1:05 remaining, and Pacioretty tied it with a shot from the bottom of the right circle off a feed from Mark Stone that just beat the buzzer.

Pacioretty, Stone and Reilly Smith each had a goal and an assist, and Schmidt added two assists for Vegas, which snapped a three-game losing streak as well as a five-game road losing streak.

With Marc-Andre Fleury leaving the team to tend to a family illness in Montreal, Subban made his second consecutive start and finished with 31 saves to pick up his first win in seven games (1-4-2) this season.

Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Ellis scored a goal, and Roman Josi had two assists for Nashville. Saros finished with 26 saves.

Stone gave Vegas its first lead in four games at the 7:33 mark of the first period when he scored his 11th goal of the season when Pacioretty kicked a bouncing puck to him by the left corner of the net, where a fired a shot past the glove of Saros.

Smith made it 2-0 with his first goal in nine games, taking a stretch pass from Schmidt near the blue line and then breaking in and flipping a backhand past Saros' glove side for his 11th goal of the season.

Granlund cut it to 2-1 just 39 seconds later, tapping in a feed from Josi in front of crease for his fourth goal of the season. Ellis then tied it 4 1/2 minutes later when he took a Josi pass in front of the net, deked Subban and put in a backhand shot into the left side of the goal for his fourth goal of the season.

Duchene gave the Predators a 3-2 lead early in the third period when he one-timed a Granlund pass from the middle of the right circle for his seventh goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vegas   Nashville
Max Pacioretty 2 Points Matt Duchene 2
Max Pacioretty 1 Goals Matt Duchene 1
Nate Schmidt 2 Assists Roman Josi 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Malcolm Subban .912 Save Percentage Juuse Saros .867
Malcolm Subban 31 Saves Juuse Saros 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vegas 30 4 0-2 2-2 4 29
Nashville 34 3 0-2 2-2 4 31
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Vegas will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .467 after a loss.