Alexander Radulov scored 31 seconds into extra time on a wrister from the center of the precise circle and the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night time to take a 2-1 collection lead within the Western Convention remaining.
Anton Khudobin had 38 saves, together with 16 within the third after giving up two targets earlier within the interval.
Dallas was outshot 18-Four within the third interval, however had the ultimate likelihood in regulation with a 3-on-1 break. Benn’s wrister briefly shook up Robin Lehner, who was struck by the puck that went over the pad and hit him close to his left knee as time expired.
Lehner, who had 20 saves in a recreation when he had a file postseason shutout streak ended, was again in internet for extra time.
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Vegas tied the sport at 2 with 7:14 left in regulation on Alex Tuch’s objective that was challenged by the Stars, who felt there was interference in opposition to Khudobin. The goalie was in entrance of the precise put up with Mark Stone in opposition to him when Tuch’s shot went over his left shoulder and into the online.
The unsuccessful problem put the Golden Knights on an influence play, throughout which Khudobin made a pair of sprawling saves, together with one when a shot by Tuch ended up underneath his left leg.
Dallas led 1-Zero after Jamie Oleksiak scored with 17 seconds remaining within the second interval, began the offensive cost when he blocked a shot by Stone, who fell down when making an attempt to go together with the Stars to the opposite finish. Blake Comeau gathered the puck and handed to Miro Heiskanen, who pushed it to his fellow defenceman.
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Oleksiak stayed forward of Alec Martinez, and used a forehand, backhand transfer for the objective, with the puck going off the left leg of Lehner after which trickling into the online simply inside the precise put up. That ended Lehner’s shutout streak that had set a postseason franchise file.
Lehner had shutout wins in his earlier two video games, together with the Sport 7 winner over Vancouver within the second spherical, and Sport 2 in opposition to the Stars two days earlier when he stopped 24 photographs.
His shutout streak ended at slightly below 161 half minutes, breaking the file of 144:04 set two years in the past by Marc-Andre Fluery, the first goalie for the Golden Knights till Lehner was acquired in a deadline commerce this season.
Vegas acquired even on Shea Theodore’s power-play objective with 16:11 left within the third interval, a wrister for a protracted shot by means of site visitors, solely 45 seconds after his one-timer from the highest of the left circle acquired previous Khudobin however ricocheted off the far put up when the Golden Knights had a 5-on-Three benefit.
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However Stars captain Benn’s first objective in 5 video games put them up 2-1 with 12:25 left in regulation. He acquired management of the puck after a move from Tyler Seguin, and scored on a shot that skirted underneath the pads and thru Lehner’s legs.
After the Knights and Stars grew to become the primary groups within the fashionable period (since 1943-44) to trade shutouts within the first two video games of a convention semifinal of ultimate collection, Sport Three was scoreless till the closing seconds of the second interval — with Lehner and Khudobin each making some spectacular saves.
The second interval began with Lehner’s glove save on Benn’s shot, and one other in opposition to Joel Kiviranta, the Stars rookie who had a hat trick in Sport 7 within the second spherical in opposition to Colorado when he scored in extra time.
Esa Lindell’s turnover late within the second interval led to an in depth shot by Stone that was gloved by Khudobin. Proper after that, William Karlsson had a breakaway and the puck rolled a bit on him earlier than he knocked it into the Khudobin’s physique.