National Hockey League
Vegas 3, Anaheim 1
When: 3:00 PM ET, Friday, December 31, 2021
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Ghislain Hebert
Linesmen: Julien Fournier, James Tobias
Attendance: 18022

Nicolas Roy established a career high with his seventh goal of the season and Laurent Brossoit made 15 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights cruised to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Adam Brooks and Mattias Janmark also scored goals for Vegas, which won for the seventh time in eight games and for the 10th time in 12 games to head into the New Year with a three-point lead over second-place Anaheim in the Pacific Division.

The Golden Knights finished with a 45-16 edge in shots on goal, including 35-10 over the first two periods while building a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Getzlaf scored and John Gibson finished with 42 saves for Anaheim, including a penalty-shot stop of Janmark in the second period. The Ducks lost in regulation for just the second time in their last 12 games (6-2-4).

Vegas took a 1-0 lead at the 11:15 mark of the first period when Roy deflected Ben Hutton's shot from the right point past Gibson's glove side.

Brooks made it 2-0 just before the end of the period with his second goal of the season, deflecting a Dylan Coghlan shot into the top of the net.

The Golden Knights made it 3-0 early in the second period when Janmark flipped in a long rebound from the left circle for his fourth goal of the season.

Janmark missed a chance to extend the lead later in the period when he was awarded a penalty shot after Josh Manson, who lost his stick, pulled him down as he broke down the slot. Gibson then stopped Janmark's try with a blocker save.

Anaheim had a chance to get back into the game early in the third period, but Troy Terry fired a shot off the crossbar and Nicolas Deslauriers fired wide on an open net after a Brossoit giveaway near the front of the goal.

Getzlaf then spoiled Brossoit's bid for his first shutout of the season when he tapped in a rebound on the power play with 11.4 seconds remaining for his second goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Vegas
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Points Adam Brooks 1
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Goals Adam Brooks 1
Vinni Lettieri 1 Assists Dylan Coghlan 1
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
John Gibson .933 Save Percentage Laurent Brossoit .938
John Gibson 42 Saves Laurent Brossoit 15
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 16 1 1-1 6-6 41 26
Vegas 45 3 0-6 0-1 21 27
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game at home against Winnipeg. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Ducks have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .375 after a loss.