LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights ended their undefeated run in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs after losing Game 4 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Previously, the Knights won all six of their games played during the postseason.
The Knights have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven first round series. Robin Lehner has been in the net for three out of the four games played.
Lehner was traded from the Blackhawks to the Knights just prior to the trade deadline and lost his first game with the Knights on Sunday. His record with the team is now 7-1-0.
The Knights have dominated the Blackhawks during their past three seasons in the NHL. The VGK has won 11 of 13 games played between the two teams.
FIRST PERIOD: Robin Lehner in net for the Knights. Paul Stastny and Tomas Nosek both out for the Knights.
Blackhawks Drake Caggiula(1) scores from Matta and Kane at 4:08. BLACKHAWKS 1, KNIGHTS 0.
Matthew Highmore(3) scores for the Blackhawks to make it BLACKHAWKS 2. KNIGHTS 0. Keith with the assist at 13:40 into the period.
Shea Theodore(4) answers :18 later with a Knights goal at 13:58, unassisted. BLACKHAWKS 2, KNIGHTS 0.
BLACKHAWKS 2, KNIGHTS 1 after FIRST PERIOD. Knights 20 SOG, Blackhawks 8 SOG.
SECOND PERIOD: No goals in the period. Knights continue to out shoot the Blackhawks. Knights 36 SOG, Blackhawks 15 SOG.
THIRD PERIOD: Blackhawks Alex DeBrincat(1) with an empty net goal at 19:49. Blackhawks 3, Knights 1.
FINAL: Blackhawks 3, Knights 1. Vegas leads the series 3-1. Game 5 on Tuesday. Knights with 47 SOG, Blackhawks with 25.