Six Golden Knights Score in 6-1 Rout of Stars

The Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights met again. The Stars got blown out by the Golden Knights 6-1 in a slaughter at the American Airlines Center. Dallas fell to 15-8-3, while Vegas improved to 18-5-5.

Golden Knights goaltender Logan Thompson made 19 saves for a win.

The Stars’ starting lineup featured Jani Hakanpää, Craig Smith, Ty Dellandrea, Esa Lindell, Radek Faksa, and Jake Oettinger. Oettinger made 21 saves in a losing effort.

The Golden Knights wasted no time getting on the board. Chandler Stephenson scored on a backhand shot for an early 1-0 lead at 2:24 of the first period. Brett Howden and Zach Whitecloud collected the assists on Stephenson’s third of the season.

The Golden Knights doubled their lead just minutes later. Zach Whitecloud fired a wrist shot into the Stars’ net to make it a 2-0 game at 5:36 of the first period. William Carrier and Nicolas Roy collected the assists on Whitecloud’s second of the season.

The Stars finally got on the board at the midway point. Evgenii Dadonov ripped a snap shot into the Golden Knights’ net to cut the lead in half, 2-1, at 10:07 of the first period. Jamie Benn and Jani Hakanpää collected the assists on Dadonov’s sixth of the season.

The Golden Knights extended their lead a few minutes later. Mark Stone ripped a snap shot past Jake Oettinger to extend the Golden Knights’ lead to 3-1 at 14:58 of the first period. Ivan Barbashev and Jack Eichel collected the assists on Stone’s eighth of the season.

The Stars trailed the Golden Knights 3-1 at the end of the first period. Vegas outshot Dallas 9-6 after the first 20 minutes.

The Golden Knights expanded their lead as a result of a successful second-period scoring attempt. Nicolas Roy blasted a wrist shot to extend the Golden Knights’ lead to 4-1 at 15:01 of the second period. Mark Stone collected the lone assist on Roy’s fourth of the season.

The Stars had their work cut out for them as they dug themselves in a 4-1 hole to the Golden Knights at the end of the second period. Vegas outshot Dallas 17-14 after 40 minutes.

The Golden Knights put the game out of reach to open the third-period scoring. Pavel Dorofeyev unleashed a snap shot to give the Golden Knights a 5-1 lead at 2:11 of the third period. William Karlsson and Paul Cotter collected the assists on Dorofeyev’s second of the season.

The Golden Knights added to their lead at the midway point. Paul Cotter tucked in a backhand shot past Jake Oettinger to help the Golden Knights to a 6-1 lead at 9:15 of the third period. Brayden McNabb collected the lone assist on Cotter’s fourth of the season.

The Stars got blown out by the Golden Knights 6-1 at the end of regulation. Vegas outshot Dallas 27-20 after a full 60 minutes.

Notes
Three Stars of the Game
1. Zach Whitecloud (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)
2. Mark Stone (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)
3. Paul Cotter (2 points: 1 goal and 1 assist)

Stars’ Warmup Lines
Jason Robertson – Wyatt Johnston – Joe Pavelski
Mason Marchment – Matt Duchene – Tyler Seguin
Sam Steel – Jamie Benn – Evgenii Dadonov
Ty Dellandrea – Radek Faksa – Craig Smith

Ryan Suter – Miro Heiskanen
Thomas Harley – Nils Lundkvist
Esa Lindell – Jani Hakanpää

Jake Oettinger

Roope Hintz scratched due to an undisclosed illness.

Holiday Gifts
The Dallas Stars Foundation sold mystery pucks and ornaments during Saturday’s game at the Fan Center.

Charity Matters
Saturday was Jason Robertson’s Charity Game Day after the Stars vs. Golden Knights game. All proceeds benefited Children’s Health.

Up Next
The Stars will host the Detroit Red Wings on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

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