The Vegas Golden Knights received three goals from defensemen in a 4-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
The Golden Knights opened the scoring as Shea Theodore beat Carey Price from the blueline to give Vegas a 1-0 lead. Alec Martinez hammered home a power-play goal early in the second period to double the home team's advantage. Cole Caufield got one back for the Canadiens, but Mattias Janmark scored less than a minute later to send Vegas into the second intermission ahead, 3-1. Nick Holden netted his second goal of the playoffs as the Golden Knights claimed a 1-0 lead in the series.
Shea Theodore: Theodore scored his first of the playoffs to go with one assist.
Reilly Smith: Smith posted two helpers in the victory.
William Karlsson: Karlsson had one assist to add to his team lead in scoring (12 points).
Marc-Andre Fleury: Fleury made 28 saves on 29 shots for the win.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
The win marked Vegas' fifth consecutive victory as the Golden Knights have not lost since Game 2 against Colorado.
THE SERIES SO FAR
Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Canadiens 1
BECAUSE VEGAS WON…
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The Golden Knights and Canadiens continue their third round series Wednesday at 6 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. Catch Game 2 on NBCSN, FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.