Knights with 4 goals in 3rd to beat Dallas 5-3 in playoff opener

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 08: Jon Merrill #15 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates on the ice during a break in the third period of a game against the Boston Bruins at T-Mobile Arena on October 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bruins defeated the Golden Knights 4-3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights are ready to drop the puck in Edmonton as they re-start the 2019-2020 season. Knights are without star forward Max Pacioretty, who did not make the trip to the Edmonton hub. Robin Lehner is expected to start in net for the Knights this afternoon. Coach Pete DeBoer said he plans on rotating Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury through at least the first four games of the post season. Knights meet the Dallas Stars in their first round-robin game.

Updates:

FIRST PERIOD: Knights score early in the first period. Chandler Stephenson with a slap shot just over a minute into the game. 1-0 Knights over Dallas.

End of Period 1: Knights 1, Stars 0. Dallas 9 shots on goal, Vegas 6.

SECOND PERIOD: Dallas Stars score 2 quick goals to take a 2-1 lead. Joe Pavelski and Jamie Oleksiak score 45 seconds apart. Stars 2, Knights 1.

Dallas scores again in the 2nd Period. Corey Perry with a tip-in on power play. Stars 3, Knights 1.

End of Period 2: Stars 3, Knights 1 – Dallas 21 shots on goal, Vegas 17.

THIRD PERIOD: Mark Stone with a wrist shot to score. Stars 3, Knights 2. 10 mins. left in 3rd.

Nate Schmidt scores to tie game at 3, Knights score 2 goals in 1:29. Knights 3, Stars 3.

Wiliam Carrier scores his first ever playoff goal. Knights 4, Stars 3.

William Karlsson with an empty-net goal. Knights win 5-2 over Stars. Knights score 4 goals in 4rd to win.

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