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Minus Coaching Staff, Vegas Loses To Blues 5-4 In Shootout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4.

Max Pacioretty got his seventh career hat trick for the Golden Knights, who were missing their entire coaching staff because of COVID-19 concerns.

General manager Kelly McCrimmon took over head coaching duties and was assisted by staff from the team's minor league affiliate in the AHL, the Henderson Silver Knights.

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Perron scored twice in regulation, and Jaden Schwartz and Jordan Kyrou also had goals for St. Louis. Jordan Binnington was brilliant in net, making 42 saves. Alex Tuch added a goal for Vegas.

Shea Theodore scored during the shootout, and Robin Lehner had 21 saves.