The Dallas Stars won Game 5 of the Western Conference final 4-2 against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, preventing elimination. Here’s what you need to know:
- With the game tied 2-2 in the third period, Stars forward Ty Dellandrea scored the go-ahead goal at 10:35 of the frame to put Dallas up 3-2. Dellandrea scored another goal at 12:02 of the period, sealing the victory for the Stars.
- Jason Robertson and Luke Glendening also scored for Dallas. Ivan Barbashev and Chandler Stephenson were the Golden Knights’ goal scorers.
- Vegas leads 3-2 in the series. Game 6 is Monday at 8 pm ET.
The Athleticquick analysis:
Vegas wasted another great performance by Hill
The Golden Knights were outskated and out chanced throughout Saturday’s game, failing once again to close out the series. The only reason it was close in two periods was Adin Hill’s heroics in net.
He stood his ground and robbed the Stars of some grade-A chances to keep Vegas in the game, but eventually Dallas’ offense was too much. — Granger
Losing depth in Vegas
Both teams got goals from their top players on Saturday. Jack Eichel and Barbashev combined for Vegas’ first goal, and Stephenson scored the second. Dallas got another goal from Robertson.
The difference in the game was the depth of the Stars, who dominated Vegas. Third-line winger Dellandrea scored two goals in the third period to seal the victory, and the fourth line had a large share of possession against Vegas’ fourth line all night. — Granger
Highlights of the game
The Stars now have a 4-2 lead in the third 🚨
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Robertson became the fourth player in Stars/North Stars franchise history to score five goals in the round before the Stanley Cup Final. The other three players are Brett Hull (2000), Jamie Langenbrunner (1999) and Bill Goldsworthy (1968).
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