Marchessault said he thought Kolesar’s goal changed the game for the Golden Knights.
“I think we’ve really made progress… [Kolesar] “He scored that goal. It was a great shot from him,” he said.
“I’m sure I surprised the whole world with that game. I just found some space and wanted to put the puck in the net before he could react, and luckily the puck ended up in the back of the net,” Kolesar said. Ta.
Marchessault scored the first goal 46 seconds later, increasing the lead to 3-1 at 4:04. Las Vegas got the puck back in the corner and Marchessault converted Barbashev’s shot from the left circle.
“We have to pick ourselves up from there and move forward,” Laviolette said. “I think I got a little lost after that.”
Marchessault scored at 2:11 of the third period to make it 4-1.
Kaapo Kakko scored off a rebound to make it 4-2 at 18:54.
Marchessault scored an empty net goal at 19:30, making it a 5-2 final.
New York outscored Las Vegas 39-20 and had a 79-42 advantage in shot attempts.
“Right now, we’re lacking in what we’re doing offensively, and we’re not connecting,” Laviolette said. “They are converting into scoring chances that we are giving up. Everything is almost 2-1. We are in that position now, so at the end of the day we are losing the game and it’s not enough.”
Note: Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren (upper body) left the game with 11 minutes, 51 seconds left after a hit by Kolesar. There were no updates. …Golden Knights forward Pavel Dorofeev (upper body) did not play in the third period. It is unclear whether he will be able to play on Saturday. … Cassidy said forward Michael Amadio was lifted from suspension and should play against the Red Wings. Amadio has missed five games with an upper-body injury.