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Stephenson Caps Comeback With OT Winner vs. Blues

Golden Knights trailed 3-0 after 20 minutes, won 5-4

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Chandler Stephenson buried the game-winning goal on a breakaway in overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights (24-15-6) defeated the St. Louis Blues (26-10-7), 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
St. Louis took control of the first period as the Blues connected for three goals in the opening 20 minutes. The tide turned in the second period as goals from Ryan Reaves and Paul Stastny brought the Golden Knights to within one goal. Nicolas Roy scored to tie the game early in the third before Reilly Smith's go-ahead goal put Vegas ahead, 4-3. After David Perron tied the game late in the third period, Stephenson stormed into the St. Louis zone and tucked a shot through Jake Allen's legs to complete the comeback for the Golden Knights.

TOP PERFORMERS
Chandler Stephenson: Stephenson's breakaway strike lifted Vegas to the win. He also chipped in one assist.

Nicolas Roy: Roy scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at 3-3 in the third period.

Nicolas Hague: Hague was credited with two assists for his first multi-point game of his career.

Ryan O'Reilly: O'Reilly collected three assists for St. Louis in the overtime loss.

STAT OF THE KNIGHT
The three-goal comeback was the first such victory in Vegas Golden Knights history.

ATTENDANCE: 18,334

LOOKING AHEAD
Hockey returns to T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday as the Golden Knights host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.

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