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Stone, Carrier each gets goal, assist, Golden Knights top Flames

Fleury makes 33 saves for Vegas, which defeats Calgary for fifth straight time at home

by Danny Webster / Independent Correspondent

Stone's second-chance goal

CGY@VGK: Stone shovels home his own rebound

Mark Stone's initial shot is stopped by David Rittich, but he locates his own rebound and slams it home to knot the score at 2 in the 2nd

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LAS VEGAS -- Mark Stone and William Carrier each had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Calgary Flames 6-2 at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.

Stone had his fourth multipoint game of the season, and Carrier had the first two-point game of his NHL career.

"We played angry," Stone said. "We don't like losing two games in a row [against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday and Arizona Coyotes on Thursday]. We didn't play the way we normally play, and we got jumped right from the get-go. We didn't change anything [Saturday]. We just went back to playing VGK hockey."


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Max Pacioretty had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for the Golden Knights (3-2-0), who remain undefeated against the Flames at T-Mobile Arena (5-0-0).

"We controlled the play a lot more," Fleury said. "We didn't give up many scoring chances, and we created a lot. I thought we played really good for 60 minutes."

Video: CGY@VGK: Carrier goes bar down on Karlsson's pass

Rasmus Andersson and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary (2-2-1), and David Rittich made 24 saves in his fifth consecutive start.

"I thought they did a good job of putting the puck behind us," Flames coach Bill Peters said. "We had a hard time in D-zone transition. We didn't come out clean, and therefore we spent a lot of time defending. 

"We didn't play hard enough. Until we start playing hard enough, play hard for 60 minutes, it's going to be up in the air all night long and you're going to get blown out."

Tomas Nosek scored on a rebound of Carrier's shot at 3:24 of the first period to give Vegas a 1-0 lead.

Calgary took the lead in the second period with two goals in 33 seconds. Andersson tied it 1-1 at 4:02, and Gaudreau made it 2-1 at 4:35.

"We started off the second period really well," Andersson said. "We got two quick ones there, but if you make mistakes against a team like this they're going to punish you, and that's what we did. We had moments where we were really good, but we haven't found our game for 60 minutes yet."

Stone scored at 6:44 to tie it 2-2, Carrier made it 3-2 at 9:54, and Paul Stastny scored his first goal of the season at 17:26 for a 4-2 lead.

The Flames had an opportunity to cut into the lead when Stone was called for delay of game at 18:19 of the second period, but Fleury made five saves in a span of 32 seconds starting at 19:18 to keep the score 4-2.

"As a goalie, that's what you live for, just to make those [saves], the rebound ones," Fleury said of the scramble. "It's tough. You try to find the puck, and it's a little crazy. It's fun, though."

Ryan Reaves increased the lead to 5-2 at 4:47 of the third period, and Cody Glass scored his second of the season at 17:12 for the 6-2 final.

Video: CGY@VGK: Glass pots goal off a defender in 3rd


They said it

"We've got to be ready to play. The first period was not good. We haven't played good for 60 minutes, and that's what we're looking to do here. We've got another tough game tomorrow, so we've really got to recharge the batteries quick and come out and play better against San Jose." -- Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson

"I've just been fortunate, I guess. Been fortunate to be able to capitalize on great plays from linemates. … If you get to spots and space, you're going to score. The depth we have right now, if we can get contributions like this from all four lines, we'll be really comfortable with our units." -- Golden Knights forward Mark Stone on his eight points (three goals, five assists) to start the season


Need to know

Gaudreau has seven points (three goals, four assists) in five games. … Vegas center Cody Eakin played 13:38 in his season debut. He missed the first four games with an undisclosed injury sustained in the preseason finale against the San Jose Sharks on Sept. 29. … Golden Knights rookie defenseman Nicolas Hague had an assist for his first NHL point. … Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb played his 400th NHL game. … Fleury played his 803rd NHL game, tying Harry Lumley for 15th place on the all-time list. … Stone's assist was his 199th in the NHL. … Vegas coach Gerard Gallant is one win from 250 in the NHL.


What's next

Flames: At the San Jose Sharks on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN360, SN1, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

Golden Knights: At the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-W, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV)

Video: Golden Knights ride balanced offense to 6-2 win

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