Golden Knights top Stars in shootout, remain perfect

Jonathan Marchessault scored the game-winner in the third round of a shootout as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Las Vegas on Tuesday to stay undefeated.

The Golden Knights tied their club record (4-0-0) achieved in 2020-21 with 24 saves from Adin Hill.

Joe Pavelski and Craig Smith scored, and Jake Oettinger made 32 stops for Dallas. After beating the visiting St. Louis Blues 2-1 in a shootout on Thursday, the Stars played their second game.

Dallas led 1-0 early in the second period after Vegas forwards Michael Amadio and Keegan Kolesar rattled shots off the post in the first period.

Tyler Seguin picked up a rebound near the right goal and slipped a cross-crease ball behind Hill to Smith, who scored. Smith scored his 201st goal, his first with the Stars.

In the middle session, Vegas tied it at 1-1 at 13:03. Korczak scored his first NHL goal with a wrist shot from the right circle past a screen into the upper far corner.

Pavelski pushed the Stars ahead 2-1 with 17:10 left in the third period after Dallas killed two penalties, including a 1:28 Vegas five-on-three advantage.

After Roope Hintz won a faceoff from Chandler Stephenson in the left circle, Pavelski grabbed the lost puck, blasted a wrist shot that hit Mark Stone’s skate, and sailed over Hill’s left pad for his 450th career goal.

Karlsson deflected Korczak’s point shot past Oettinger’s right shoulder with 2:59 left in regulation to equal it.

Marchessault scored on a high-slot snap shot past Oettinger’s stick side after Vegas defender Shea Theodore and Stars forward Matt Duchene swapped goals in the shootout’s second round. Hintz’s wrist shot hit the crossbar, preventing a fourth round.

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