LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Comtois scored in the third length, John Gibson made 21 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 on Thursday evening.
It was Anaheim’s first win over Vegas this season, and the main time the Golden Knights were shut out since Sept. 6 last 12 months against Dallas, also a 1-0 loss with Marc-Andre Fleury in objective. It marked appropriate the fifth time Vegas was blanked at residence in its history, and the main time the Golden Knights lost in their very own building by a rating of 1-0.
Rickard Rakell gathered the puck from behind the online and fed Comtois, who chipped it past Fleury at 12: 18 of the third.
Fleury made 27 saves for Vegas.
Gibson and Fleury — the Pacific Division goaltenders in the 2019 NHL All-Superstar Game — were each sparkling in their very own factual to maintain the opposition off the board.
The Ducks had no longer reached double digits in pictures in any length against the Golden Knights in the main three meetings, nonetheless had Fleury working early by outshooting Vegas 13-4 in the main.
Fleury made a pad attach on Ryan Getzlaf midway thru the length, whereas Gibson blocked Jonathan Marchessault’s captivating backhand finish to the head of the main.
The Ducks had their most efficient likelihood at the midway point of the 2nd, when Isac Lundstrom and Comtois raced into the zone against Alex Pietrangelo on an uncommon-man urge. Drawing Pietrangelo in direction of him, Comtois fed Lundtsrom as he skated in front of the online, nonetheless in burly splits, an outstretched Fleury sprawled backward to his left to obtain certainly one of his patented acrobatic saves.
Quickly thereafter it was Vegas defenseman Nic Hague ringing a blistering slap shot from the blue line off the submit. That precipitated T-Mobile Enviornment’s audio division to trigger the home-crowd insist, thinking the puck stumbled on the online.
The stingy goaltending continued in the third length, as Getzlaf raced in on a breakaway with reasonably better than 13 minutes left and fired a backhand that Fleury smothered to maintain the sport scoreless.
Fleury’s factual fortune ran out with reasonably decrease than eight minutes left, when Comtois finally stumbled on the reduction of the online.
Anaheim closes a three-game avenue day out Monday in San Jose.
Vegas plays at San Jose on Saturday.
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