The Vegas Golden Knights scored two goals in 1:29 to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
After a scoreless first period, Max Comtois potted his third goal of the season to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead midway through the second. The Ducks held onto the lead until the late stages of the third period when Vegas pulled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and sent an extra attacker out onto the ice. With 1:22 remaining, Mark Stone and Jonathan Marchessault combined to set up William Karlsson for the game-tying goal as he beat John Gibson five-hole. Regulation expired and Vegas and Anaheim went to overtime for the first time this season. Off the puck drop, Stone broke into the Ducks’ zone and slipped a pass to Max Pacioretty who hammered a shot past Gibson for the game-winning strike.
Marc-Andre Fleury: Fleury turned aside 21-of-22 shots for his first victory of the season.
Mark Stone: Stone notched two points for the second game in a row as he assisted on both goals for the Golden Knights.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty buried his second goal of the season to lift Vegas to victory.
William Karlsson: Karlsson’s first goal of the year knotted the score and sent the Golden Knights to overtime.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Saturday’s game marked the first time the Golden Knights have worn a jersey other than their home or away sweater. The team debuted the Gold Jersey with a victory.
BECAUSE VEGAS WON…
Fans can pick up a free Jumbo Jack from any Jack in the Box in Las Vegas with the purchase of a large drink.
The Golden Knights shift their focus to the Arizona Coyotes as Vegas hosts the desert dogs Monday at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340.