Golden Knights Lead Stars 2-0 Heading Home

The Vegas Golden Knights secured a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars with a 3-1 victory in Game 2, despite being the lower seed and facing injuries on the Dallas team.

The Vegas Golden Knights? Yeah, they’re heading back home with a solid 2-0 lead. They managed to snag a win against the Dallas Stars, 3-1, this Wednesday night. And guess where? Right at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. It was Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series.

So, Vegas is the defending Stanley Cup champ. Despite landing in the second wild-card spot and being the eighth seed, they’re not playing like underdogs. On the other hand, Dallas topped the Western Conference. They were the No. 1 seed. But, hey, the Golden Knights? They clinched the first two games on the road. Talk about a plot twist.

Now, onto the game’s juicy bits. Defenseman Noah Hanifin, oh, he was the game-changer. Broke a 1-1 tie with just 1:07 left in the second period. And then, Jack Eichel? Sealed the deal with an empty-net goal, 34 seconds on the clock. Don’t forget Jonathan Marchessault; he netted one for Vegas too.

Logan Thompson was pretty solid, saving 20 shots. The Stars? Jason Robertson managed to get one past him. Jake Oettinger, their goalie, stopped 23 shots. But, things got a bit rough for Dallas. They lost Mason Marchment and Radek Faksa to some nasty, undisclosed injuries. Ouch.

So, what’s next? Game 3. It’s happening Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Be there or be square, 10:30 p.m. ET. Let’s see if the Golden Knights can keep this streak alive.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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