The Vegas Golden Knights opened their two-game set against the Anaheim Ducks with a 4-0 shutout victory on Friday night at Honda Center.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
Strong play from both goaltenders led to a scoreless first period as Vegas outshot Anaheim, 15-6. Nine seconds into the second period Reilly Smith drove hard to the net and created a rebound opportunity for William Karlsson to give Vegas the first goal of the evening. Less than four later Mark Stone found Chandler Stephenson flying down the middle of the ice to push the lead to 2-0. Nicolas Roy found the back of the net with 22 seconds left in the second period to extend the lead 3-0. Vegas continued its relentless attack in the final frame as Brayden McNabb put the game away 4-0.
Robin Lehner: Lehner recorded his first shutout of the season.
Chandler Stephenson: Stephenson tallied a goal and an assist.
Mark Stone: Stone collected two assists in the victory.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
William Karlsson's goal nine seconds into the second period, was the third fastest goal in a period in Golden Knights team history.
The Golden Knights and Ducks return to the ice Sunday at 1 p.m. PT at Honda Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.