LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights hope to go up 2-0 in their best-of-seven series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Knights won the opener on Tuesday 4-1.
Robin Lehner will start in net again for Thursday’s game and Max Pacioretty will be out with an undisclosed injury.
This is a running thread of game highlights
FIRST PERIOD: Knights’ Paul Stastny scores (assist: Marchessault) at 10:44 his first playoff goal this season. KNIGHTS 1, BLACKHAWKS 0.
Tomas Nosek makes it KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 0 with a goal at 15:31 (assist: Carrier).
FIRST PERIOD: KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 0.
SECOND PERIOD: Kirby Dach scores for Chicago, his first playoff goal, to cut the Knights lead in half 3:17 into the period. KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1.
Chicago ties the game at 2 at 12:07 of the period. Dominik Kubalik a power play goal, his 4th of the playoffs. KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 2.
Mark Stone scores for the Golden Knights at 17:20. (assists: Martinez, Marchessault). KNIGHTS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2.
Chicago ties the score late in the period. Dylan Strome scores at 19:46. KNIGHTS 3, BLACKHAWKS 3.
THIRD PERIOD: No goals in period. Overtime. KNIGHTS 3, BLACKHAWKS 3. Knights 34 shots on goal, Blackhawks 24.
OVERTIME: Reilly Smith scores 7:13 into OT. KNIGHTS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3. Assists to Stastny and Cousins).
FINAL: KNIGHTS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3 OT. Knights lead series 2-0. Next game Saturday 5pm.