Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Reid Duke, the original Golden Knight, called up from AHL

Reid Duke, the original Golden Knight, called up from AHL

The Anaheim Ducks scored five unanswered goals in the last 26 minutes of the game to beat Washington 6-5 on Sunday, dealing the Capitals their first loss since November 14. However, that came after he served a 14-game suspension (reduced after appeal) for an illegal check to the head of Oskar Sundqvist on September 30.

"He just said that because he was hurt, it was an automatic ejection", Reaves said.

The 24-year-old did hobbled off to the locker room with the help of a trainer and did not return in the second period, before the Capitals ruled him out for the remainder of the game.

Somehow, the Golden Knights' penalty killers were able to kill off the five minute major penalty, 4:18 of it in the second and the remaining 42 seconds to start the third.

With Nate Schmidt back in the Vegas lineup after an early season suspension, the Knights' defense is at full strength now, too.

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I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think. The talent they have up front to create chances, you can only say that they are the real deal.

The Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan was the first to report the news. But Vegas is actually getting more production from its second unit, a newly cobbled threesome of Max Pacioretty, Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch.

Goals/Game Opp Goals/Game PWR Goals PWR% PWR Opps Shots/Game Shots Ag/Game Score 1st Win % Trail 1st Win % Lead 1Per Win % Lead 2Per Win % Outshoot Win % Outshot Win % FO Taken FO Won FO Lost FO Win % Shooting % Save %. The Eakin line has combined for 28 goals while seeing less ice time than the top unit. Vrana found a soft spot and Evgeny Kuznetsov made no mistake finding him for the goal.

The Capitals failed to convert on their five-minute power play and dropped Tuesday's game 5-3. He scored the goal on his former team, the same guys that beat Vegas for the Stanley Cup last season. Schmidt later added an empty netter from his own zone to seal the game, giving Vegas a 5-3 victory at home. Holtby also stopped 23 shots.

While the Capitals arrived in Las Vegas atop the Metropolitan Division standings after winning eight of their past 10 games, the long flight was tinged with some disappointment after the team squandered a four-goal lead in the second period to fall to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday afternoon. They are tied with San Jose at 31 points, but have one more game played. Chicago hosted the Golden Knights last week and dropped an 8-3 decision. Revenge, at home and playing well before the loss in the last game. The Knights are not the same team as then due to their confidence with the recent five-game winning streak.

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