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Five Golden Knights score in victory against Ducks

Vegas limits Anaheim to 15 shots; Stone has goal, assist in win

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Stone scores off defensive error

ANA@VGK: Stone notches goal off of Fowler's mistake

Mark Stone rings a wrister off the post, but Cam Fowler accidentally puts it in his own net to knot the game at 1 in the 1st period

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LAS VEGAS -- Mark Stone had a goal and an assist for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 5-2 victory against the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday.

Nicolas Roy scored his first NHL goal, and William Karlsson scored for the second consecutive game for the Golden Knights (8-5-0), who have won six of nine games. Marc-Andre Fleury made 13 saves for his NHL-leading eighth win.

"We were [ticked] off the other night, and we were ready to play tonight," Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said of a 6-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. "We won all those battles in the blue paint, we won our share of battles on the boards. We bought in, and that translates to our whole game."

 

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Roy made his Vegas debut after being acquired in a trade from the Carolina Hurricanes on June 26 for forward Erik Haula. It was the 22-year-old forward's eighth NHL game.

"I was pretty nervous before the game," Roy said. "I was ready to go, you know?"

Video: ANA@VGK: Roy splits defenders, scores first NHL goal

Vegas improved to 8-1-0 all-time against Anaheim.

Ryan Getzlaf and Adam Henrique scored, and John Gibson made 44 saves for the Ducks (7-6-0), who were coming off a 5-2 win at the Avalanche on Saturday. It was Anaheim's fourth loss in five games.

"They have three lines of high skill and high speed, then their fourth line is about as heavy as it gets," Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. "That's why they are a top team in this league."

Getzlaf scored at 4:12 of the first period to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

The Golden Knights scored the next five goals, including three in the first.

Stone was credited with the goal that tied the game 1-1 at 4:46 when Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler shot the puck into his own net.

Ryan Reaves scored at 7:40 to make it 2-1, and Roy made it 3-1 at 15:29.

Prior to the Reaves and Roy goals, the Golden Knights' fourth line had not scored since Oct. 12 against the Calgary Flames.

"I think we're three big guys (also William Carrier) that like to play heavy and fast, like to go on the forecheck," Roy said. "We like to play hard, so it paid off tonight offensively, and we played good defensively as well. We've got to keep going like that."

Karlsson scored at 9:27 of the second period to make it 4-1.

Paul Stastny made it 5-1 with a power-play goal at 4:13 of the third period.

Henrique scored at 6:48 for the 5-2 final.

Stone leads the Golden Knights with 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 13 games, the most he's had to start a season in his NHL career (15 points in 13 games for the Ottawa Senators in 2015-16).

"He's one of the best players in the League," Vegas forward Max Pacioretty said. "That goal was big for our group, and we feel he always shows up."

Video: ANA@VGK: Stastny converts Pacioretty's stellar feed

 

They said it

"We'll take the good and the bad. It's a great contrast between things in our game in Colorado (a 5-2 win on Saturday) compared to things that we did here 24 hours later, and it'll be telling. We'll reinforce that we've had a number of nights that we've played very well, and for whatever reason, we didn't have it tonight. Again, you don't want to go through these games like this, but you learn and you move on." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins

"A very good performance after a very bad performance (a 6-1 loss to Colorado on Friday). Obviously, now we're just worried about the next game [Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens]. I'm really looking forward to the next game especially. It'll be a lot of fun. At the same time, we're a couple of days in between games and we're playing against a really fast group, so we've got to be sure that we come out with the same intensity as tonight." -- Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty, who was Canadiens captain for three seasons from 2015-18

 

Need to know

Getzlaf is three games from 1,000 in the NHL. ... Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm was a late scratch with a lower-body injury. He was replaced in the lineup by Michael Del Zotto, who was minus-1 in an Anaheim-high 21:23. ... Pacioretty had an assist on Stastny's goal, giving him 499 points in the NHL. ... Stastny is three points from 700 in the NHL. ... Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland did not play in the third period because of a lower-body injury. Gallant said he held him out for precautionary reasons. ... Vegas defenseman Nicolas Hague replaced Jake Bischoff in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the previous four games. ... The win was Fleury's 447th, moving him within four of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for sixth in NHL history.

 

What's next

Ducks: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, PRIME, TSN3, NHL.TV)

Golden Knights: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ATTSN-RM, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV)

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