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Faksa, Stars end winning streaks by Golden Knights

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Radek Faksa and the Dallas Stars made quick work of the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Faksa had a natural hat trick, scoring three goals in a span of 6:46 during the second period, to help lift the Stars to a 3-0 win at T-Mobile Arena. Dallas ended the Golden Knights' eight-game winning streak at home and five-game overall winning streak.

It was the fifth-fastest hat trick in Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars history and the second-fastest natural hat trick after Bill Goldsworthy, who did it in 5:32 against the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 11, 1973.

Faksa scored his second and third goals eight seconds apart, becoming the second player in Stars/Minnesota North Stars history to score twice in a span of eight seconds or less. Goldsworthy did it in seven seconds against the Kings on Nov. 27, 1971.

Faksa had the second hat trick in as many games for the Stars; Tyler Seguin scored three times against the Calgary Flames on Nov. 24. 

Faksa and Seguin became the third set of Stars/North Stars teammates to have hat tricks in consecutive team games and first since Dino Ciccarelli and Scott Bjugstad did so on for Minnesota on March 17 and 19, 1986.

Ben Bishop also made history, finishing with 34 saves to become the first goalie to shut out the Golden Knights.

 

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