Game 3: Knights beat Blackhawks to take 3-0 lead in series

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights are still perfect during this 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff season after pulling out a 2-1 win in Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday.

The Knights swept their three games during the round-robin and have now won their first three games against the Blackhawks. All-time, the Knights have dominated the ‘Hawks winning 11 of 12 games.

Robin Lehner, former Blackhawks goalie, started the first two games for the Knights, but Marc-Andre Fleury was the star of the net and “best player on the team” during Saturday’s game, Coach Pete DeBoer said.


FIRST PERIOD: Marc-Andre Fleury starting in net for Golden Knights.

William Karlsson(2) starts the scoring for the Knights 4:12 into the period. Shorthanded with the assist to Mark Stone(4). KNIGHTS 1, BLACKHAWKS 0.

End of first period. KNIGHTS 1, BLACKHAWKS 0. Knights 6 SOG, Blackhawks 9 SOG.

SECOND PERIOD: The newest Knight Patrick Brown(1) in his first playoff game with the Knights scores his first ever playoff goal 15:32 into the period. Alex Tuch(1) and Nate Schmidt(3) with assists. KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 0.

End of period. KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 0. Knights 18 SOG, Blackhawks 16 SOG.

THIRD PERIOD: Chicago’s Ollie Maatta(3) scores 6:21 into the period. KNIGHTS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1.

FINAL: VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 1. Knights lead series 3-0. Knights 26 SOG, Blackhawks 27 SOG

The fourth game of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. If the Golden Knights win, it would be a sweep of the Blackhawks and the Knights would move on to the second round of the playoffs. They would then wait and play the lowest seed available for the second round.  

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