There will be a game five in the NHL's Western Conference final.

Jonathan Marchessault scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights past the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Monday night at Bell MTS Place.

The best-of-seven series is tied at a game a piece.

"We were chasing the game again," said Jets captain Blake Wheeler when asked if this loss was reminiscent of the low scoring games they saw in round two against the Nashville Predators. "Down two goals and just made it tough. It didn't feel like playing against Nashville but those guys do a good job in their own right. We just couldn't get any momentum going."

Tomas Tatar and Marchessault scored in the first period for the Golden Knights who took that lead into the third period.

Kyle Connor finally got Winnipeg on the scoreboard as he beat Vegas netminder Marc-Andre Fleury 7:17 into the final frame.

That momentum was short-lived as Marchessault potted his second of the night just 88 seconds later.

"They were better for sure," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice on the Golden Knights bounce back game after losing the opener 4-2 on Saturday. "We were not right. Certainly there's a 10-minute block there we're not going to like very much tomorrow."

The series now shifts to Las Vegas for games three and four on Wednesday and Friday.

Game five is back in Winnipeg on Sunday.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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Wednesday, January 23rd

WHSHL
SRSS 4 Sturgeon Heights 3 (OT)

WWHSHL
Murdoch MacKay 3 SRSS 0

MJHL
Virden 3 Steinbach 0
Portage 4 Selkirk 1
Waywayseecappo 3 Neepawa 2
Dauphin 3 OCN 0

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Southwest 3 Brandon 1
Central Plains vs Pembina Valley
@ Morden (ppd)

CSHL
Grunthal 11 La Broquerie 2
Ste. Anne 7 Red River 4

AHL
Grand Rapids 2 Manitoba 1 (OT)

NHL
Toronto 6 Washington 3
Montreal 2 Arizona 1
Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m.
Nashville at Vegas, 9 p.m.
St. Louis at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Carolina at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Indiana 110 Toronto 106
Brooklyn 114 Orlando 110
Houston 114 New York 110
L.A. Clippers 111 Miami 99
Boston 125 Cleveland 103
Atlanta 121 Chicago 101
Detroit 98 New Orleans 94
Charlotte 118 Memphis 107
Philadelphia 122 San Antonio 120
Denver at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 24th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Basketball
Junior Varsity Boys
SRSS vs J.H. Bruns
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.
Junior Varsity Girls
SRSS vs Windsor Park
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.

WHSHL
SRSS vs Westwood
@ Wpg, 4 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Arborg, 7:30 p.m.

NBA
Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Portland at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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