Chicago is 0-5 in its last five games. The Golden Knights showed similar signs of anger minutes earlier when the post and a last-millisecond block by Blackhawks' defenseman Duncan Keith foiled their fourth power play chance of the night.
They're still in the hunt for the playoffs with a 24-23-8 record, but each passing loss is making it more hard in a competitive conference.
"That's where we're at, and I think that's what we're dealing with". Even if they hadn't broken out in the third period and suffered a regulation loss to the Blackhawks - a team they've now officially swept for the season - the Golden Knights would have only been a point behind the Predators for the Western Conference lead.
"It's frustrating because through and through our lineup, we don't have a response when we need it", Jonathan Toews said. "When we're down by a goal in the third period, we know we can battle it out". It's right there in front of us. We're all aware where we are (in the standings) but we just can't sit back. At the end of the day, we're still hanging on to that belief in the room (that they can make the playoffs). "We've got to keep chasing these points night after night".
Brad Hunt, Reilly Smith and David Perron scored on consecutive shots early in the third period to rally the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. His second power-play goal of the night, at 6:05 of the third, doubled the lead, but Slepyshev replied for Edmonton 48 seconds later. Why are they so good at scoring over and over again on teams?
Not only did the Oilers surrender the first goal in a game for the 33rd time in 55 outings, but they were torched for three more power-play goals against.
Scoring is a season-long issue, too, for the Coyotes (13-32-10), who are 30th in scoring and 30th in goals against. He has a 3.24 goals-against average and.899 save percentage. Arizona's blueliners have 23 combined markers in 2017-18 overall (eighth most in the league).
Arizona is 1-5 in shootouts this season and has won only one of five games this month.
Max Domi, Clayton Keller, Alex Goligoski and Tobias Rieder each notched a goal and an assist while Antti Raanta made 37 saves as the Arizona Coyotes cruised to a 6-1 win at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Derek Stepan has a goal and four assists in his last three games and leads the team with 24 assists. Defenseman Alex Goligoski has a goal and three assists in his last three games - making him one of only four National Hockey League defensemen with nine consectuive season of 20-plus assists. Dadonov's penalty shot put Florida up 6-4 at 10:46, but McDavid's goal at 14:58 kept the Oilers close. "They've got a lot of talent and a lot of skill, and they play a fast game".