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Roy Scores First Goal As Vegas Downs Anaheim, 5-2

Forward's first NHL stood as game-winner for Golden Knights

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

Nicolas Roy stormed down the ice to score his first NHL goal during the first period of a 5-2 victory for the Vegas Golden Knights against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena.

Shortly after Ryan Getzlaf opened the scoring for Anaheim, Mark Stone potted his seventh goal of the season on a fortunate bounce to tie the game at 1-1. Ryan Reaves gave the Golden Knights the lead at 7:40 of the first before Roy buried his first NHL goal in his first game as a Golden Knight to give the home team a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. William Karlsson found the back of the net on a second-period power play and Vegas carried a 4-1 edge heading into the third. Paul Stastny extended the Golden Knights' lead to 5-1 and, despite a late strike from Anaheim's Adam Henrique, Vegas skated to a 5-2 win on home ice.

TURNING POINT With Vegas ahead 3-1 in the second period, Jonathan Marchessault fired a shot that appeared to beat John Gibson for Vegas' fourth goal. After a review, the puck never actually entered the net and the goal was overturned. Rather than allowing the wind to leave their sails, the Golden Knights kept a steady course as Karlsson scored just minutes later.

Mark Stone: Stone registered one goal and one assist despite not being credited with an official shot on goal during the game.

Nicolas Roy: Roy's first NHL goal stood as the game-winner for Vegas

Ryan Reaves: Reaves potted his second goal of the season and seventh career goal against the Ducks.

William Karlsson: Karlsson scored for the second game in a row to provide the Golden Knights with some insurance.


Vegas is back at The Fortress to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Follow the Halloween hockey festivities on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.

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