“I mean my passing was not on point today,” he said. “So, I was shooting that 100 percent and just found the outside post and in.”
Andreas Athanasiou and defenseman Madison Bowey also scored and Jonathan Bernier made 17 saves to help the Red Wings win their second straight game.
Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty scored for Vegas and Subban stopped 16 shots. The Golden Knights are 1-2-3 in their last six.
“We played 55 great minutes of hockey and then fell asleep for the last five,” Golden Knights coach Gerard Galant said. “Even before they scored, they had at least three good chances that we had just given them.”
Bowey tied it at 2 with 9:03 left in the third period, scoring from the inside portion of the right circle while being hauled down by William Carrier. It was Bowey’s first goal of the season.
Pacioretty gave Vegas a 2-1 lead 9:04 into the second period with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle. It was his sixth goal. It was one of only five total shots in a close-checking middle period. Vegas had three and the Red Wings two.