LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had a hat trick and an assist to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL preseason opener.
Cody Eakin, Reilly Smith, and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights. They had five straight goals after falling behind 2-1 midway through the first period. Smith and McNabb scored short-handed.
T-Mobile arena erupts as Max Pacioretty makes it a hat trick in the teams first preseason game. pic.twitter.com/loqDNxJtuc— FOX5 In The Field (@FOX5Photogs) September 15, 2019
Ilya Lyubushkin and Vinnie Hinostroza scored for Arizona.
Malcolm Subban played the entire game in goal for Vegas, making 29 saves. Coyotes starter Adin Hill allowed four goals on 23 shots in the first two periods, and Erik Kallgren made eight saves on nine shots in the third.