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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Tuesday, October 16th

MJHL
Virden at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Portage at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at OCN, 7 p.m.

WHL
Spokane at Brandon, 7 p.m.

NHL
Dallas at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Florida at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Championship Series
Boston at Houston, 4:09 p.m.
(best of 7 series tied 1-1)
National League
Championship Series
Milwaukee at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.
(Brewers lead series 2-1)

NBA
Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, October 15th

NHL
Toronto 4 Los Angeles 1
Ottawa 4 Dallas 1
Montreal 7 Detroit 3
Nashville 4 Minnesota 2

Major League Baseball
National League
Championship Series
Milwaukee 4 Los Angeles 0
(Brewers lead best of 7 series 2-1)

NFL
Green Bay 33 San Francisco 30

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