Evgenii Dadonov scored 1:59 into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for their second win in two nights, 3-2, over the host Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
Dadonov took a pass from Nicolas Roy, who had stolen the puck from John Klingberg along the back boards, at the bottom of the right circle and then spun around and fired a wrist shot past Anton Khudobin’s blocker side for the game-winner and his second goal of the season.
Vegas had forced the extra period on Jonathan Marchessault’s goal with 1:02 left in regulation after pulling goalie Laurent Brossoit. Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist and Brossoit, making his first start with the Golden Knights, finished with 32 saves.
Alexander Radulov and Luke Glendening each scored goals for Dallas while Khudobin stopped 18 of 21 shots.
Dallas jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 2:20 mark of the first period on Glendening’s second goal of the season. Miro Heiskanen set up the score with a shot from inside the blue line that first deflected off Glendening’s stick in the slot and then off the skate of Golden Knights defenseman Dylan Coghlan in front of the crease past Brossoit.
Vegas, which didn’t arrive in Dallas until about four hours before the opening faceoff because of travel issues departing Denver following a 3-1 victory over Colorado on Tuesday night, tied it just 1:27 later when Theodore intercepted Heiskanen’s outlet pass and fired a wrist shot through traffic from the high slot that deflected in off the skate of Stars’ defenseman Esa Lindell.
A few minutes after Dallas left wing Roope Hintz fired a shot off the crossbar, the Stars regained the lead midway through the second period when Radulov deflected Jani Hakanpaa’s shot from the right point past Brossoit for his first goal of the season.
Brossoit kept it a one-goal game early in the third period when he stopped Radulov on a clean breakaway with a left shoulder save. Vegas pulled Brossoit for an extra skater with 2:15 to go and Marchessault then tied it with 1:02 remaining when he one-timed Theodore’s pass from the left circle inside the near post for his second goal of the season.
–Field Level Media