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Karlsson scores twice, lifts Golden Knights past Geese in OT

Karlsson scores twice, lifts Golden Knights past Geese in OT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson continues to create Anaheim remorse trading him away.

The Vegas heart scored twice, including the winner in extra time, as the Golden Knights continued their mastery of the Geese with a 3-2 victory Saturday evening.

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“Me and Theo (defenseman Shea Theodore) continuously state sooner than the video games, ‘These guys didn’t settle on us,’ so there’s continuously some added motivation for these video games,” said Karlsson, who has three of his 5 targets this season against the Geese.

Karlsson scored on a breakaway and build a wrist shot past John Gibson with 1: 37 remaining in extra time. Karlsson additionally had a highlight-reel purpose in the 2nd duration to give Vegas a 2-1 lead and fracture an eight-sport purpose drought.

Karlsson, who changed into drafted in the 2nd spherical by Anaheim in 2011 sooner than being traded to Columbus four years later, has 12 targets in 22 video games against the Geese. Coincidentally, Theodore had a pair of assists in the win.

“He’s been a little snakebit lately, so it changed into good for him to win a pair,” Vegas coach Pete DeBoer said of Karlsson. “He changed into beneath stress on both targets, so there changed into now not heaps of time to think and factual react.”

Alex Pietrangelo extended his points stride to three video games with a purpose and an again whereas Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, including a pair on point-blank photos from Isac Lundestrom in extra time.

Vegas has won four of 5 meetings against Anaheim this season, and 14 of 17 all-time.

Rickard Rakell led Anaheim with a purpose and an again, whereas Adam Henrique additionally scored. Gibson stopped 24 photos for the Geese, who are winless in their last six video games.

“Total, we played laborious against some steep competition. We might well were assertive extra early nonetheless bought our feet below us,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. “We played a laborious sport and a gritty one to attain relief relief and tie it up.”

Rakell and Pietrangelo both scored their 2nd targets of the season during the main duration on wrist photos from the faceoff circle.

Rakell’s shot came from the left circle and beat Fleury on his quick facet midway by the duration. Pietrangelo evened it with 3: 31 remaining in the main when he went top corner from the factual circle whereas Gibson changed into screened.

Karlsson build Vegas on top nine minutes into the 2nd duration when he bought behind Anaheim’s defense after getting a lengthy lunge from Pietrangelo and then chipped a shot over Gibson’s glove as he changed into falling to the ice.

Henrique made it 2-2 11 minutes into the third when he changed into ready to knock in a rebound after Fleury made a pad place on his initial shot. It changed into Henrique’s first sport relief in the lineup after he cleared waivers on Feb. 21.

“I will both believe a look on the past and be in fact pissed off about it or factual strive to to win it sport by sport and strive to discontinue something about it,” said Henrique, who has two targets this season.


The win changed into Fleury’s 100th in the conventional-season with Vegas. The 36-one year used Fleury changed into the Golden Knights’ first purchase in the growth draft after he won three Stanley Cups in 13 seasons with Pittsburgh.

Fleury leads the league with 20 traditional-season shutouts over the past four seasons. He’s fifth in wins and his 2.45 targets-against average is sixth among goalies who believe played 80 or extra video games.

“It’s been amazing playing in Vegas from day one,” Fleury said. “The again we now were getting has been big. The sort the blokes believe labored to set up the franchise has been factual.”

700 CLUB

Anaheim defensemen Cam Fowler and Kevin Shattenkirk both played in their 700th NHL sport.

Fowler, who changed into the 12th total purchase by Anaheim in the 2010 draft, is the youngest participant in franchise history to play 700 video games with the membership at 29 years, 2 months and 22 days. He had the again on Rakell’s purpose and has a point in three straight video games (one purpose, four assists).

Shattenkirk changed into taken by Colorado with the 14th total purchase in 2007. He signed with the Geese during the offseason after being with Tampa Bay during their bustle to the Stanley Cup last season. The 32-one year used Shattenkirk has additionally viewed stints with St. Louis, Washington and the Contemporary York Rangers.


Golden Knights: return residence to face the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Geese: continue their homestand Monday against the St. Louis Blues.


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Karlsson scores twice, lifts Golden Knights past Geese in OT