Recap: The Golden Knights hosted the Dallas Stars for a battle of the two top teams in the Western Conference. Vegas came out hot, challenging Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger from the opening minutes of the game. Later in the period William Carrier was charged with two minor penalties in one sequence. Carrier’s teammates bailed him out by killing the penalty and limiting the Stars to one shot in four minutes. The game was locked in a scoreless tie after 20 minutes of action.
Vegas jumped on the scoreboard first after killing two early 2nd period penalties. Michael Amadio gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead with his 10th goal of the season. Two minutes later the Stars jumped on a rebound and tied the game. The middle frame ended 1-1.
Jack Eichel regained the lead for Vegas, scoring his 20th goal of the season. The Stars kept clawing and eventually evened the score with under a minute to play in the final period. The game needed overtime and a shootout to decide a winner. Dallas ended the game in a SO to pick up the two points.
The Golden Knights record drops to 35-18-6 losing 3-2 to the Stars in shootout. Next up, Vegas will travel to Colorado on Monday night for a conference battle against the Avalanche. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: An absolutely terrific hockey game, the Golden Knights just, unfortunately, came out on the wrong end of it. The 1st period for VGK was terrific as they tilted the ice and were all over the Stars. The 2nd was the opposite. The final period and OT were back and forth and both teams played terrific hockey to earn their chances. The story of the night was goaltending though. Both guys were out of this world. (Analysis by Ken)
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