Max Pacioretty scored 51 seconds into overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 win against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Friday. Max Pacioretty leads the Golden Knights in points on the year with 30. Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom had a great night in net against Carolina as he made saves on all 43 of the Hurricanes shots on the way to picking up his first shutout of the season.
William Karlsson and Chandler Stephenson scored, and Malcolm Subban made 28 saves for the Golden Knights (17-13-5), who won the second half of a back-to-back.
He did that twice in the third period to help ice the game for the Golden Knights, who recently lost of 10 of 13 but are now alone in second place in the Pacific Division, just one point behind Arizona.
Virtanen's power-play goal over Fleury's shoulder to the far side with 2:36 remaining pulled the Canucks within two again, but Pacioretty's second goal of the game and team-leading 15th of the season provided the final margin. Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is now 12-7-2 with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.54 this season. Michael DePietro replaced Markstrom late in the third period, allowed one goal on seven shots. "We weren't very good".
"It's well known you don't want to give up the first goal in the league", Vancouver coach Travis Green said.
Karlsson scored from the left circle at 4:20 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1. "I thought it was even in the third".
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The Golden Knights came back just 37 seconds later for a 2-1 lead when Stephenson eluded Fedun for a wrist shot from the left circle. Guys are scoring some big goals and of course scoring a lot of goals tonight.
"In the D-zone I worry about it", Gallant said.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Cody Glass: day to day (upper body), Cody Eakin: out (upper body). In six games since being traded from Washington, he has two goals and an assist while playing almost three minutes more per game for Vegas.
The Vancouver Canucks head to Las Vegas on Sunday for a game against the Knights, but first they must face the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Fleury played in his 821st game and passed Sean Burke for 14th place in National Hockey League history. This comes after the Canucks had scored a total of 24 goals in their previous five games. Pacioretty's longest goal-scoring streak is six games.
Canucks: Host Montreal on Tuesday night to open a five-game homestand. I am going to go with the Canucks in this one as they have scored more goals per game this season between the two teams and they are also 8-8 as an underdog on the year while going 18-14 against the spread.