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Avs-Knights: Second period analysis – what happened?

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Somehow, this very well-played, even-played hockey game? It became something of a blowout all of a sudden.

The Vegas Golden Knights have a 3-0 lead after two periods, despite a game in which the scoring chances are about the same and the Avs may have had the puck more than the opponent.

But the Golden Knights got three goals, starting with Alex Tuch’s burst down the middle on the power play. Conor Timmins, who didn’t have a great period, was called for tripping, leading to the Tuch goal.

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The Avs have just killed themselves with some overpassing, along with just flat-out missing the net on too many good looks. It’s going to be a mammoth undertaking to win this thing, but it still sort of feels like the Avs are in this. They have to get more aggressive though and try to draw some penalties.

The Avs have not had a power play yet in the game. Nathan MacKinnon was hooked toward the end of the second period, but shockingly didn’t get a call. That’s the kind of period it was.

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