Pacioretty scores in OT, Golden Knights beat Stars 3-2
DALLAS (AP) - Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.
Dallas’ Jamie Benn had tied it with 5:11 remaining in the third period. He worked a give-and-go, passing from behind the net to Tyler Seguin, then skating into the slot to deflect Seguin’s return pass past goalie Malcolm Subban.
Taylor Fedun put the Stars ahead 1-0 in the first period. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead in the second on goals by William Karlsson and Chandler Stephenson.
Subban made 28 saves for his first win in three career games against Dallas.
Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Dallas, which had won three in a row and 10 of 11 home games.
Fedun, a defenseman activated because John Klingberg was a late scratch for personal reasons, skated backward across the top of the slot and sent a wrist shot over Subban at 15:14 of the first. Fedun had been a healthy scratch in all six games since Nov. 26.
Karlsson led a resurgence by the Golden Knights. Bishop stopped Karlsson’s shot from the left faceoff circle 3:35 into the period, but 45 seconds later Karlsson beat the goalie with a snap shot into the left side of the net. That tied the game at 1.
Neither team had a penalty until the Stars’ Blake Comeau went off for hooking at 12:04 of the second. Dallas killed the Golden Knights’ power play, with Bishop making three saves.
The Golden Knights came back just 37 seconds later for a 2-1 lead when Stephenson eluded Fedun for a wrist shot from the left circle.
NOTES: Vegas C Cody Eakin (upper body injury), who previously played for the Stars, missed his seventh straight game. … Jonathan Marchessault’s assist on Karlsson’s goal was his 100th career point. … Neither team scored on its two power plays. … Dallas has killed all 12 penalties in the last five games. … Vegas had no penalties Thursday at St. Louis but had allowed at least one power-play goal in the three games before that. … The Stars recognized former players and new Hockey Hall of Famers Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau in a pregame ceremony. With Ed Belfour, Brett Hull, Mike Modano and Joe Nieuwendyk, six players from Dallas’ only Stanley Cup winner in 1999 are now in the hall.
Golden Knights: Play Vancouver on Sunday in the first of two home games.
Stars: Make a quick trip for one game at Nashville on Saturday.
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