I’ll tell you what, for a scoreless first period, I thought that was a very fun first period to watch. The Avs and Vegas Golden Knights did indeed skate to a scoreless first period, but it was a track meet right off the hop.
The Avs were outshot 10-6 in the period, and Vegas had the slightly better quality of play. But the Avs had some dangerous chances too and were rebuffed by Vegas veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The Avs were a bit too fancy with the puck on offensive forays. Sometimes they tried to turn two passes into three, instead of just the Avs stopping at No. 2 and shooting the biscuit.
I suspect Jared Bednar is in the dressing room right now telling his team to shoot the puck more. But if the Avs keep skating like this, they’ll have more than a fighter’s chance of winning this hockey game.