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Starting Five - Vegas Stays Hot with Win vs. Tampa Bay

Look back at the Golden Knights' thrilling 5-3 win against the Lightning from Feb. 20

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

Winners of three consecutive games on home ice, the Vegas Golden Knights took the stage at T-Mobile Arena to put their streak on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 20. The Lightning had won 11 games in a row but saw their streak halted as the Golden Knights battled for a 5-3 win at The Fortress.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
The Golden Knights acquired defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 19 to add depth to the team's blueline. Before he even hit the ice, the team showed him what playing in Vegas is all about.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: We did it again 😆The whole crew surprised Alec Martinez at the airport to welcome the newest Golden Knight to town 👏 👏 He���ll get used to how we do things here in Vegas 🥳

Now It's a Marty Party
When Martinez made his debut for Vegas against the Lightning, he put on a show with a goal and an assist to properly introduce himself to his new fans.

Video: TBL@VGK: Martinez nets first goal with Golden Knights

Just because you stick the puck in the net doesn't mean you have to stick the landing!

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Celly of the freakin YEAR

Stone Gets Schwifty
Mark Stone deked by Andrei Vasilevskiy for a beautiful goal in the second period. Then he gave what looked like the hardest high-five ever.

Video: TBL@VGK: Stone backhands puck by Vasilevskiy for lead

Two Goals in 37 Seconds
Only 10 seconds into the third period, Ryan Reaves muscled his way to his seventh goal of the season to put Vegas up, 4-2.

Video: TBL@VGK: Reaves fires in goal 10 seconds into 3rd

Max Pacioretty saw Reaves' early goal in the third period and wanted one of his own. So, on the power play, Pacioretty did what he does best.

Video: TBL@VGK: Pacioretty rifles Stone's dish home for PPG

Duel of the Streaks
The Golden Knights tacked on their fourth consecutive win while simultaneously ending Tampa Bay's 11-game heater. Vegas would see their streak grow to *spoiler!!!* eight games before it came to an end.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: that's a nice 11-game win streak you've got'd be a real shame if...........someone.........................snapped it 😆😆😆

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