In Las Vegas, the Anaheim Ducks could not hold on to their one-goal lead and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for a 2-1 win in overtime on Saturday night.
William Karlsson forced extra time when he knotted the game up with 1:22 left left on the third period clock.
“We had something else drawn up, but when [Ducks forward Rickard Rakell] lined up on the other side and he really cheated on the face-off, we were able to win the battle,” Vegas’ Mark Stone said. “Just a quick strike.”
Max Pacioretty finished the rally with the game-winner in the extra session.
Stone had assists on both goals.
“We were fortunate today to have a quick strike off the face-off,” Stone said. “Three-on-3 is so important at controlling the puck and hoping they make a mistake. Fortunately for us, they made the mistake one second into overtime.”
Marc-Andre Fleury got the win on saves.
Max Comtois scored his third goal of the new season for the Ducks.
John Gibson made 31 saves in the tough loss.
“We battled hard,” Anaheim head coach Dallas Eakins said. “We were outplayed for parts of the game. We got our feet underneath us and I think we frustrated them in the third period, but we wasted an amazing goaltender performance.”