The Knights won the Stars in West Finals opener after OT

2023. május 19.;  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA;  A Vegas Golden Knights centere, Brett Howden (21) ellőtte a korongot a Dallas Stars centere, Radek Faksa (12) és a védő Ryan Suter (20) mellett a 2023-as Stanley-kupa rájátszásának nyugati konferencia döntőjének első játékrészében a T-Mobile-nál. Aréna.

May 19, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights center Brett Howden (21) shoots the puck with Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) and defenseman Ryan Suter (20) during the first period of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Finals at T-Mobile -at. Arena.
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Brett Howden scored 1:35 into overtime Vegas Golden Knights won 4-3 Dallas Stars in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Friday night in Las Vegas

Howden got Mark Stone’s shot behind the net, then fired a left-foot shot past Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger into the net for the first overtime goal of his career in the playoffs.

THE Stars It tied the game when Jamie Benn scored with 1:59 left in regulation.

William Karlsson scored twice, Teddy Blueger also scored and Zach Whitecloud had two assists for Vegas. Golden Knights Goalkeeper Adin Hill made 33 saves

Roope Hintz had a goal and two assists, while Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist for Dallas. Joe Pavelski had two assists and Oettinger finished with 33 saves.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be played Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas

Dallas then capitalized on the odd rebound off the corner boards to take a 1-0 lead at the 18:44 mark of the first period. Alex Pietrangelo’s pass from behind the goal bounced off the boards to the center of the left circle, where Hintz picked it up and fired a shot toward the goal that Robertson directed through Hill’s pads.

Robertson scored his third goal of the playoffs while snapping an eight-game scoring drought.

Bad rebounds tied the score midway through the second period when Karlsson tied the score at 1-1. Whitecloud fired a shot from the right spot. The puck raced off the end boards right to Karlsson near the left side of the goal where he whistled a wrist shot into the net.

Karlsson gave Vegas a 2-1 lead at the 1:19 mark of the third period when he scooped up a loose puck and scored his seventh goal of the playoffs on a high-flying wrist shot past Oettinger’s benches.

THE Golden Knights‘ the lead didn’t last long. Hintz took a pass from Pavelski in the left circle and then snapped a shot off the near post. It was Hintz’s 10th goal

Blueger, who did not pitch in the first nine playoff games in Vegas, a Golden Knights He made it 3-2 at 9:20 of the third with his first goal of the playoffs. He shoveled in a loose puck from the crease after Keegan Kolesar, hit by Ryan Suter, hit Oettinger on a drive toward the net.

Dallas chose not to contest the goaltender’s interference with the play.

THE Stars pulled Oettinger for an extra attacker, and Benn tied the game at 18:01 when a Pavelski putback was slid under Hill’s left pad during a goalmouth scramble. It was his third goal of the playoffs. Hintz also had an assist for a league-leading 22 points in the playoffs

— Field Level Media


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