Lagace Gets First Win as Golden Knights Beat Ottawa

OTTAWA — Maxime Lagace was relieved to pick up his first NHL career victory after allowing 11 goals in his first three appearances.

The 24-year-old goalie made 24 saves for the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday afternoon in a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators.

“It’s good to have the first one finally,” said Lagace. “The guys played really well so I have them to thank for that win.”

The game was all the more special as Lagace’s parents and other family members were in attendance.

“It’s a really special moment and I’m pretty excited,” said Lagace.

Lagace is the fourth goalie to play for the Golden Knights this season as the previous three went down with various injuries. But somehow the team continues to find ways to remain competitive.

“They didn’t surprise us, they played a well structured game and did the things they needed to do to be successful,” said Senators captain Erik Karlsson. “We couldn’t find a way to break their pattern and find our own way to be successful for long enough.”

Erik Haula scored twice and added an assist for Vegas (9-4-0), while Alex Tuch, William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault also chipped in. Marchessault added two assists as the Golden Knights snapped a three-game losing streak.


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