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Thompson was injured again for the Golden Knights in a win over the Flames

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Thompson missed 18 games with a lower body injury and had his first start since February 9. He left the game with 6:07 left in the third period and was replaced by JJ Jonathan fastwho stopped all five shots he faced in relief to seal the win.

“It’s tough,” said the Vegas captain. Ivan Barbashev He said. “He was really good, especially after the injury. He was great the whole game. Difficult recovery for him. He was good for us today.”

Jonathan MarquessaultAnd Michael Amadeo And Nicholas Roy Record for the Golden Knights (45-21-6), who have won three in a row and 10 of 12.

Vegas, which ranks first in the Pacific Division, has a four-point lead over the Los Angeles Kings and a six-point lead over the Edmonton Oilers.

“We find ways to win,” said Roy. “I think every game is a good streak and he’s healthy [defense] It’s made a huge difference since the All-Star break, as goaltenders have also found a way to steal the game. We find ways to win, and I think that’s what’s important at this point in the year. »

Video: VGK @ CGY: Roy scores a fantastic third-place finish

Nazim Qadri And Milan Lucic Save and Jacob Markstrom Made 29 saves for the Flames (32-26-15), who lost three of four.

“When the big games are, we need the players to be big,” Lucic said. “We didn’t get that tonight from everyone.”

Calgary dropped six points behind the Winnipeg Jets to claim second place in the Western Conference Stanley Cup playoffs after Winnipeg’s 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

“It’s always disappointing to lose, especially in the situation we find ourselves in,” said the flame advocate. Rasmus Anderson He said. “I don’t know if it’s her nerves, we think about her a lot. And we don’t think about the game we’re playing if we think about the situation we’re in maybe a little bit too. A lot.”

“I don’t know. Of course, it’s a bit frustrating. There are nine matches left and there is still a lot that can happen.”

The Golden Knights were led by Marchesault 1-0 at 11:43 of the first period, with a Marcstrom goal to make the game 2-on-1.

Amadeo made it 2-0 at 15:23, scoring on his own rebound with a partial breakaway. It was his twelfth goal of the season, and the most in the NHL.

Video: VGK @ CGY: Amadio puts the Golden Knights up 2-0 at halftime

Lucic made it 2-1 at 19:02, heading to the far post and flying over Thompson’s right shoulder after catching a cross off the ice. walker role.

“It’s difficult,” Lucic said. “The effort has been in spurts. We are a team based on the four and six lines [defensemen] To succeed, and I don’t think we’ve had that for 60 minutes. When you lose 2-0 and continue the game, we can’t have a draw after that. »

Lucic’s goal came next Andrew Manjiappan He appeared to have scored on the power play at 16:43, but the goal was disallowed after a video review determined he had kicked the ball into the net.

Roy, in his first game after missing 14 due to a lower body injury, made it 3-1 at 5:19 of the third period. He smashed a backhand into a forehand and lifted the ball over Markström’s glove after an apparent foul by Anderson.

“I’m very happy to be back, honestly, and win,” said Roy. “It was a great game. Calgary has a great team, and it was a battle there, so it was nice to get the win.”

Kadri made it 3-2 at 12:33 with a one-slash wrist shot on power play, his first goal in 17 matches.

Video: VGK @ CGY: Kadri and Huberdeau team up with PPG for third place

Quick entered 1:20 after Thompson was out, and the game ended with five saves, including a right-hand tackle. Andrew Manjiappan With 1:03 left, the final day Mackenzie Wager into the slot with 59 seconds remaining.

“Honestly, I don’t know what happened,” Vegas coach Bruce Cassidy said. He just got up and left. I wish he had bided his time so Quickie had more time to warm up, to be honest with you.

“He knows his body and I have no idea. In the end, let’s hope it is not related to the previous injury and that it is short-term.”

comments: Vegas striker Riley Smith He left the game at 2:54 of the third with a lower body injury. Cassidy said Smith and Thompson will not be available against the Oilers on Saturday. Smith had nine straight points (four goals and seven assists). … the cavalry’s golden cannons Alex Pietrangelo He has seven assists on four straight points. … Calgary is 0-18-3 when they trail after two periods. … flames ahead Tyler Tufoli He had four straight points (three goals and six assists).

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