The Vegas Golden Knights entered Game 3 of their second round playoff series with the Edmonton Oilers looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss. The Oilers dominated Game 2, storming out to a 4-0 lead after the opening period, and extending that to 5-0 midway through the second period. Brossoit was chased from the game after allowing five goals, and left Game 3 early as well but this time it was due to injury.
Brossoit sprawled across the crease to stop a Connor McDavid shot halfway through the first period and then stayed down on the ice. He was helped off the ice and clearly could not walk down the tunnel behind the bench under his own power. He was helped by trainers dealing with something that was obviously causing pain.
The team announced before the start of the second period that Brossoit’s night is over. He is out with a lower-body injury and is not going to return to Game 3. Adin Hill, who came on in relief in Game 2 would take over in the crease. Jonathan Quick is in the building as the team’s number three goaltender and will dress and serve as Hill’s backup for the remainder of the contest.
The Golden Knights have battled goaltending woes all season long. Robin Lehner is supposed to be the number one guy but he missed the entire season with injury. Logan Thompson took over the starter’s role early in the season but he is also now out with injury. Brossoit leaving tonight’s game now gives them three netminders out with injuries at the most crucial time of the season.
The Golden Knights have not released any details on what the injury actually is, other than to say it is a lower-body ailment.