Amadio scores 2, Vegas Golden Knights beat Seattle Kraken 4-1
Apr 11, 2023, 10:15 PM
(AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Michael Amadio had two goals and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights moved closer to claiming the Pacific Division with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night.
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Seattle Kraken 1: Stats
Edmonton’s 2-1 overtime victory over Colorado on Tuesday prevented the Knights from clinching the Pacific.
Reilly Smith had a three-point game, scoring on the rebound of a shot by linemate Amadio. Smith also picked up assists on Amadio’s goals.
2 FOR 22!!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/HnDDDpaepm
— x – Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 12, 2023
Jonathan Marchessault scored on a 5-on-3 power play and William Karlsson had two assists for Vegas.
Laurent Brossoit made 20 saves and ran his season record to 6-0-3, helped by a Vegas defense that allowed four shots on goal in the third period.
Yanni Gourde scored for the Kraken.
Pick up the phone! It’s answer time, baby! pic.twitter.com/ovrTI4InOg
— x – Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) April 12, 2023
The Knights, who are 4-0-3 in their last seven games, lead the Pacific and Western conference with 109 points. They will face the Kraken again Thursday night in Seattle in the regular-season finale for both teams. A win gives Vegas the division title, while a loss, combined with an Oilers’ victory over San Jose would give Edmonton the top spot in the division. Edmonton, which has 107 points, owns the tiebreaker.
Seattle had its five-game winning streak — all against teams out of the playoff picture— halted. The Kraken, who have 100 points and have secured a playoff berth, are two points behind Los Angeles in the race for the Pacific’s third-place playoff spot.
Amadio had his second career two-goal game. His other occurred Feb. 17, 2018, against Buffalo when he played for the Kings. It was his second three-point game of this season.
Smith’s three points were a personal best this season. He is one goal shy of 200 for his career.
Seattle’s Jared McCann had his three-game goal streak halted, as well as his five-game point streak.
The teams meet again in Seattle on Thursday night in the regular-season finale for both.