Max Pacioretty (2G, 1A) and Mark Stone (3A) each posted three points as the Vegas Golden Knights (1-0-0) defeated the Seattle Kraken (0-1-0), 4-3, on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
Max Pacioretty netted the first goal of the season for the Golden Knights as he beat Phillipp Grubauer at 3:10 of the first period. Jonathan Marchessault added to the lead three minutes later to put Vegas on top, 2-0. In the second period, Pacioretty deflected a Nic Hague shot to give the Golden Knights a three-goal lead. Goals from Ryan Donato and Jared McCann helped the Kraken claw back into the game as Vegas took the 3-2 lead into the third. After Morgan Geekie tied the game for Seattle, Chandler Stephenson rebuilt the Golden Knights' lead midway through the frame. Vegas held on as Robin Lehner finished with 28 saves in the 4-3 win.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty notched three points (2G, 1A) and leads the NHL in goals after the first night of games.
Mark Stone: Stone posted three assists in the victory. He leads the NHL in assists through the first day of the season.
Chandler Stephenson: Stephenson recorded two points (1G, 1A) including the game-winning goal.
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
With the win, Vegas improved to 4-1-0 all-time in home openers.
Vegas hits the road for the first time this year as the Golden Knights take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Staples Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Las Vegas.