Fleury, Knights beat Kings 1-0 in Vegas' 1st playoff game

Vegas Golden Knights first Stanley Cup Playoff win

Fleury, Knights beat Kings 1-0 in Vegas' 1st playoff game

Winnipeg edged out Minnesota 3-2 in their series opener, giving this particular franchise its first postseason victory dating back to their days as the Atlanta Thrashers.

Tuch scored for expansion Vegas in regulation, and Paul LaDue had the Kings' goal. Jonathan Quick has given up 147 goals on 1,867 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 11 goals on 145 shots.

Welcome to the dance, Golden Knights. Through 83 regular season outings, 42 of the team's games have gone over the total, while 39 have gone under and just two have pushed.

His coach, John Stevens, backed him up and said that Doughty defended the play exactly the way they would expect him to defend it, and that as long as he is on the earth he is going to "agree to disagree with the decision" by the league. "It was a good feeling to win at home in front of our fans". Los Angeles' 22-20 SU as the visiting team this season.

"Haula's a great skater".

Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said Carrier is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and did not disclose if he would be available Friday. "As coaches, all year long, we played four lines and that's what we do, so hopefully that paid off a little bit tonight".

Two complaints we've heard in the past about supplemental discipline is there's a reluctance to suspend in the postseason and stars get away with more. It was tough on them.

The one-game suspension of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty for an illegal check to the head against Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier on Wednesday could be interpreted as Parros sending a message that he won't lower the standard just because it's the playoffs.

Quick showed some frustration towards the end of this game, but to have the game he had and still find himself in a heated battle who wouldn't be?

Kings defenseman Oscar Fantenberg led the team with 53 shifts, while fellow defenseman Alec Martinez led the club with 44 minutes, 43 seconds on ice.

The Kings and Knights will drop the puck on Game 2 on Friday night from T-Mobile Arena.

That makes tonight's game even more important for the Golden Knights. "It's just ... It's a lot of fun". We had some guys play real hard (to) give us a chance to win.

Fleury got his first playoff shutout since last May, when his Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Zach Parise got on the board for the second time in Minnesota's series against Winnipeg, but that was about all the Wild had for the younger, faster and more productive Jets. "We'll reset here and get ready for another big game in LA".

Both teams had their chances in overtime, but Fleury and Quick were magnificent between the pipes. The Pens scored three goals on their first 10 shots of the game, with the best of those three coming off the stick of Evgeni Malkin, who beat Brian Elliott with a backhander from inside the right faceoff circle.

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