Knights beat Ducks 3-2 in OT, Fleury gets 100th win in Vegas

Golden Knights

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights continued their mastery of the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.

Karlsson scored on a breakaway and put a wrist shot past John Gibson with 1:37 remaining in overtime for his fifth goal of the season. Karlsson also had a highlight-reel goal in the second period to give Vegas a 2-1 lead.

Alex Pietrangelo extended his points streak to three games with a goal and an assist while Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, including a pair on point-blank shots from Isac Lundestrom in overtime.

Vegas has won four of five meetings against Anaheim this season, and 14 of 17 all-time.

Rickard Rakell led Anaheim with a goal and an assist, while Adam Henrique also scored. Gibson stopped 24 shots for the Ducks, who are winless in their last six games.

Rakell and Pietrangelo both scored their second goals of the season during the first period on wrist shots from the faceoff circle.

Rakell’s shot came from the left circle and beat Fleury on his short side midway through the period. Pietrangelo evened it with 3:31 remaining in the first when he went top corner from the right circle while Gibson was screened.

Karlsson gave Vegas a 2-1 lead nine minutes into the second period when he got behind Anaheim’s defense after getting a long pass from Pietrangelo and then chipped a shot over Gibson’s glove as he was falling to the ice for his fourth goal of the season and first in nine games.

Henrique made it 2-2 11 minutes into the third when he was able to knock in a rebound after Fleury made a pad save on his initial shot. It was Henrique’s first game back in the lineup after he cleared waivers on Feb. 21.

700 CLUB

Anaheim defensemen Cam Fowler and Kevin Shattenkirk both played in their 700th NHL game.

Fowler, who was the 12th overall pick by Anaheim in the 2010 draft, is the youngest player in franchise history to play 700 games with the club at 29 years, 2 months and 22 days. He had the assist on Rakell’s goal and has a point in three straight games (one goal, four assists).

Shattenkirk was taken by Colorado with the 14th overall pick in 2007. He signed with the Ducks during the offseason after being with Tampa Bay during their run to the Stanley Cup last season. The 32-year old Shattenkirk has also seen stints with St. Louis and the New York Rangers.

UP NEXT

Golden Knights: return home to face the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Ducks: continue their homestand Monday against the St. Louis Blues.

PUCK DROP: Marc-Andre Fleury will be in the net for the Knights, Logan Thompson will be back-up goalie dressing for his first NHL game. The Knights are 13-3-0 all-time against the Anaheim Ducks.

FIRST PERIOD: Ducks Rickard Rakell (2) scores on a wrist shot at 9:39. Assist to Cam Fowler (8) DUCKS 1, KNIGHTS 0.

Knights Alex Pietrangelo (2) scores on a snap shot late in first period. Shea Theodore (9) and Keegan Kolesar (3) with assists. KNIGHTS 1, DUCKS 1 after 1 period. Shots on goal, Knights 7, Ducks 6.

SECOND PERIOD: Knights William Karlsson (4) scores a spectacular goal while falling down, Alex Pietrangelo (6) with the assist. KNIGHTS 2, DUCKS 1 after two periods. Shots on goal: Knights 14, Ducks 11.

THIRD PERIOD: Ducks Adam Henrique (4) scores, assists to Sam Steele (5) and J. Larsson (3). midway through period. KNIGHTS 2, DUCKS 2.

OVERTIME: William Karlson (5) scores in overtime, KNIGHTS 3, DUCKS 2 OT, final. Shots on goal, Ducks 30, Knights 27.

Vegas Golden Knights (11-4-1, first in the West Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (6-10-4, eighth in the West Division)

Anaheim, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. PST

BOTTOM LINE: Vegas visits the Anaheim Ducks after Alex Tuch scored two goals in the Golden Knights’ 3-0 win over the Avalanche.

The Ducks are 6-10-4 against West Division teams. Anaheim is the last-ranked team in the NHL averaging just 5.2 points per game. Josh Mahura leads them with 2 total points.

The Golden Knights are 11-4-1 against the rest of their division. Vegas ranks 10th in the league recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.4 assists.

Anaheim took down Vegas 1-0 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 11.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jani Hakanpaa leads the Ducks with a plus-three in 20 games this season. Cam Fowler has six assists over the last 10 games for Anaheim.

Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights with 17 points, scoring four goals and registering 13 assists. Max Pacioretty has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 3-5-2, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with an .892 save percentage.

Golden Knights: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.

INJURIES: Ducks: Hampus Lindholm: out (lower body).

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: out (upper body).

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