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, British Columbia (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury turned 34 this week and was happy to be asked after Thursday night’s win whether he’s getting quicker with age.“Thank you, I’ll take that,” the Vegas goaltender said. “They keep calling me ‘old man.’ I don’t know, I just try to get in front of the puck as quick as I can.”Fleury made 33 saves and Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Golden Knights past the struggling Vancouver Canucks 4-3 for their fifth straight victory.William Karlsson’s short-handed goal with 6:25 remaining snapped a 3-all tie. William Carrier also scored for Vegas.“That never-quit attitude has been there for our team, has been there during this streak, and we’ve seen how well we can play when we play the right way,” Pacioretty said.The former Montreal Canadiens captain has eight goals in his last seven games.“It’s been a lot of fun but we have to keep going,” he said.Brock Boeser had two goals for Vancouver, which has lost 10 of 11, and defenseman Alex Edler scored his first of the season. Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots.“You’re playing a team that went to the Stanley Cup finals last year. I thought that was a very well-played game by our team and a lot of compete Kevin Shattenkirk Jersey
,” Canucks coach Travis Green said.“It’s disheartening to lose right now, but I know when we go back and watch the tape, that’s one of the games that you played well and lost.”Vegas had yet to register a single shot when the Canucks opened the scoring nearly 10 minutes in.Vancouver rookie Elias Pettersson picked the pocket of Vegas defenseman Nate Schmidt in front of the Golden Knights net, then sent a no-look pass to Boeser from his knees.Boeser got the puck in the slot and hammered a quick wrist shot past Fleury.“I don’t know. It’s tremendous,” Boeser said, trailing off. “He told me on the bench that he heard me yelling, he didn’t know where I was. It’s a great play. I’m not surprised, though.”Pettersson said he hadn’t heard his teammate calling and that the pass was “a good guess.”“I tried to go around the defender. I got tripped. Then I had a feeling that one of my teammates would be around that area so I just gave it a shot and it just went right on the tape,” he said.The 20-year-old has 22 points in his first 22 NHL games. But his said this one was frustrating because the Canucks did enough to win.“Of course I think we played really well,” Pettersson said. “Sometimes you lose games when you should have won and sometimes it’s the vice versa. I think we played one of our better games this year.”The Golden Knights tied it before the end of the first period following a flurry in front of the Canucks net. Markstrom made a save but couldn’t smother the rebound http://www.officialhockeyrangersshop.com/authentic-adidas-marc-staal-jersey
, and the puck popped off Carrier’s skate and in.Pacioretty scored a power-play goal early in the second after Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher was called for high-sticking. He put another past Markstrom 1:13 into the third, rocketing a one-timer over the goalie’s shoulder.Edler brought the Canucks within one less than a minute later, putting in a rebound of Bo Horvat’s shot for his first goal this season.Boeser knotted the score again midway through the third, sneaking around the side of the Vegas net and putting in a wrister past Fleury. The right wing’s sixth goal came after he missed 11 games this month with a lower-body injury.Karlsson netted the winner after Reilly Smith found him down low on a Canucks power play.“We’ve been scoring a lot of goals and that helps a lot, always,” Fleury said. “I think we have been playing consistently throughout the game, and game to game. I think we have been better at it and it’s been paying off.”NOTES: The injury-riddled Canucks could be down two more players. Left wing Antoine Roussel was scratched from the lineup shortly before the game with an upper-body injury, Green said. Vancouver defenseman Alex Edler went down hard late in the game after being hit by Vegas right wing Ryan Reaves. Green said after the game that he’s concerned about Edler.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Play at Edmonton on Saturday night.Canucks: Continue their five-game homestand Saturday afternoon against Dallas. Faced with the prospect of a third straight loss, the Edmonton Oilers are tinkering with their top line. They’ll see if that strategy pays off immediately when the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning come to Rogers Place on Saturday night.After giving up three power-play goals in a loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, Edmonton (18-14-3) opened a five-game homestand with a 4-1 loss to the lowly St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.Article continues below ...Coach Ken Hitchcock on Thursday revealed that Jesse Puljujarvi will move up to the No. 1 line Authentic Mats Zuccarello Jersey
, joining two-time scoring champion Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.Puljujarvi, a 6-foot-4 winger, has just three goals in 24 games this season. Selected fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, Puljujarvi was taken before some players who have already made an impact in the league, including Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames and Alex DeBrincat of the Chicago Blackhawks.Puljujarvi, who has 16 goals and 16 assists in 117 career games and spent time in former coach Todd McLellan’s doghouse, is getting a second chance under Hitchcock.“If I can get him up another level tempo-wise, with the way his conscience is on the ice defensively, he’s going to make a good teammate,” Hitchcock said Thursday. “So why not play him with the fastest player on the team and maybe even in the league and see if he can keep up?”Nugent-Hopkins said Friday that Puljujarvi is hard to stop once he gets moving and sees a key to the 20-year-old’s game returning.“I see him getting (confidence) back now. It’s a huge part of the game and if you don’t have it Mika Zibanejad Jersey
, it can be tough out there sometimes,” said Nugent-Hopkins, one of four Oilers to reach double-digits in goals.The change comes against the league hottest team.With a 5-4 win in a seven-round shootout over the Flames on Thursday, Tampa Bay (27-7-2) has picked up points in 11 straight games. Coach Jon Cooper was impressed with the way the team responded after giving up three first-period goals.“Especially early on (this season), we we’re falling behind in games. The guys are finding a way to come back,” he said. “It wasn’t the best recipe for success, but we’ve kind of found our game a little bit.”The Oilers’ newly formed top line presents a problem for Cooper even before the Bolts hit the ice.“It’s tough when you’re unfamiliar with teams. You can sit here and say ‘OK, this is the top point team in the West,’ but you don’t know until you’re out there and lines are playing against each other. You can only acquire so much on video,” he said after the win over Calgary.The Lightning are going for a sweep of the season series after cruising to a 5-2 win on Nov. 6 in Florida. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist Womens Pavel Buchnevich Jersey
, and leads the club with 37 helpers and 52 points.“I think it’ll be a good test. It wasn’t our best game when we played in Tampa, by any means. We know we can be better,” Nugent-Hopkins said.Edmonton is 6-1-0 in its last seven home games versus Tampa Bay.The Oilers will be without winger Jujhar Khaira after he was given a two-game suspension for cross-checking Blues defenseman Vince Dunn earlier in the week. Khaira, who has three points his last four games, will also miss Thursday’s rematch with Vancouver.