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Golden Knights pull ahead late, top Jets 5-3 in playoff rematch

By The Canadian Press on October 19, 2023.

Vegas Golden Knights' Brett Howden (21) scores on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (39) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 19, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG – Jack Eichel scored the go-ahead goal with 4:36 remaining and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night.

Jonathan Marchessault, Brett Howden, Alec Martinez and Nicolas Roy, with the late empty-netter, added the others for Vegas (5-0-0).

Logan Thompson made 36 saves.

Alex Iafallo led the way for Winnipeg (1-3-0) with two goals, Cole Perfetti scoring the other.

Laurent Brossoit stopped 22 of 26 shots.

The contest was a rematch of the teams’ first-round playoff series last season, which the eventual champion Golden Knights won 4-1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 19, 2023.

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