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Golden Knights Taken Down By Stars, 4-2

Dallas took first period lead and never looked back

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (11-11-4) were unable to mount a comeback against the Dallas Stars (15-8-2) as they fell 4-2 on Monday night at American Airlines Center.

Alexander Radulov and Esa Lindell potted first-period goals for the Stars to give the home team a 2-0 lead. Shea Theodore scored his second goal in as many games to cut the lead to 2-1 in the second period, but Jason Dickinson's goal late in the frame gave Dallas a 3-1 lead heading into the third. Paul Stastny knocked in his seventh goal of the year at 1:23 of the third, but a power-play goal from Radulov with 7:49 to play capped off a 4-2 win for the Stars.

Vegas appeared to snag the momentum after the Stastny goal early in the third period. As they pressed for an equalizer, the Golden Knights took a costly penalty in the latter half of the third period leading to the Radulov dagger.

Shea Theodore: Theodore scored for the second consecutive game to get Vegas on the board.

Paul Stastny: Stastny netted his 240th career goal in his 900th NHL game.

Alexander Radulov: Radulov's two goals and one assist drove the bus for Dallas offensively.

John Klingberg: Klingberg picked up three assists from the Stars' blueline in the win.

Vegas heads to Nashville for the final stop of a two-game trip against the Predators on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT at Bridgestone Arena.

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