NHL Playoffs Recap: Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 4 | 04/29/2024

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The Dallas Stars looked to string together two wins against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night, and that they did. The Stars beat the Golden Knights 4-2 in Game 4 at T-Mobile Arena. Both Dallas and Vegas are 2-2 now.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, Wyatt Johnston, Miro Heiskanen, Thomas Harley, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made a whopping 33 saves for a win.

Meanwhile, Golden Knights goaltender Logan Thompson made 28 saves in a losing effort.

The Golden Knights drew first blood. Michael Amadio fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net for a 1-0 lead at 14:25. Brayden McNabb and Brett Howden collected the assists on Amadio’s first of the playoffs.

The Stars evened the score at one apiece. Evgenii Dadonov fired a wrist shot into the Golden Knights’ net to tie the game 1-1 at 17:52. Ryan Suter collected the lone assist on Dadonov’s first of the playoffs.

The Stars and Golden Knights were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period. Vegas outshot Dallas 14-7 after 20 minutes.

The Golden Knights regained their lead early in the second period. Jack Eichel put a backhand shot into the Stars’ net to make it a 2-1 game at 3:09. Jonathan Marchessault and Ivan Barbashev collected the assists on Eichel’s third of the playoffs.

The physicality continued, as Alex Pietrangelo was called for roughing against Roope Hintz at 8:34. The Stars went on the power play and capitalized on the man advantage. Wyatt Johnston fired a wrist shot into the Golden Knights’ net for a power-play goal and a 2-2 tie at 9:45. Matt Duchene and Tyler Seguin collected the assists on Johnston’s third of the playoffs.

The Stars got their first lead of the game late in the second period. Ty Dellandrea deflected a shot into the Golden Knights’ net to make it a 3-2 game at 18:34. Craig Smith and Sam Steel collected the assists on Dellandrea’s first of the playoffs.

The Stars brought a 3-2 lead to the locker room at the end of two periods. Dallas outshot Vegas 25-20 through 40 minutes.

The Golden Knights pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. The Stars doubled their lead late in the third period. Roope Hintz fired a wrist shot into the Golden Knights’ empty net to make it a 4-2 game at 18:38. Hintz’s unassisted goal was his first of the playoffs.

The Stars defeated the Golden Knights 4-2 in regulation. Vegas outshot Dallas 35-32 after 60 minutes.

Notes
The Great Outdoors
On Monday, the Stars hosted the Baylor Scott & White Health Game 4 watch party for Stars fans at Grandscape Texas with Stars PA announcer Jeff K, Playoff Shippy, and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls.

Up Next
The Stars and Golden Knights will travel to Dallas, Texas, for Game 5 on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Central.

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