LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don’t tell Vegas coach Gerard Gallant the rest of the regular season is meaningless.
Though the Golden Knights already became the seventh NHL team to make the playoffs in each of its first two seasons, Gallant insisted the final three games mean plenty to them.
That showed Monday night.
Jonathan Marchessault scored his sixth game-winning goal and Vegas earned a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
“Tonight was a perfect game for me,” Gallant said. “Going down the stretch, the games don’t mean nothing in the standings, but keep guys going, keep them going well, and I thought they played a good, solid game.”
With third place in the Pacific Division and a first-round playoff date with San Jose already locked