DALLAS — Joe Pavelski scored on an influence play at 3:18 of extra time and the Dallas Stars averted a sweep within the Western Convention ultimate with a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night time.
Jason Robertson scored twice for his first profession multigoal playoff recreation for Dallas, which performed with out suspended captain Jamie Benn.
Jake Oettinger had 37 saves, two nights after he was pulled 7:10 into Sport 3 after permitting three targets on 5 pictures.
Benn was suspended two video games by the NHL on Wednesday for his cross-check along with his stick touchdown close to the neck of Vegas captain Mark Stone within the first two minutes of Sport 3 on Tuesday night time.
Benn additionally will miss Sport 5 on Saturday night time in Las Vegas.
William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Vegas.
Adin Hill had his five-game profitable streak snapped.
He made 39 pictures, together with a game-saver along with his prolonged left leg with out about two minutes left in regulation on rookie Fredrik Olofsson’s swiping attempt in his first profession playoff recreation.
Karlsson and Marchessault are amongst six of the unique Vegas gamers nonetheless on the staff from the inaugural 2017-18 season that ended with the Knights taking part in for the Stanley Cup, although they misplaced in 5 video games to the Washington Capitals after profitable the primary recreation.
Vegas missed an opportunity to finish a sweep, an evening after the Florida Panthers completed off a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes within the Jap Convention Closing.
Vegas took a 2-1 lead halfway by means of the second interval when Marchessault, after whacking his stick on the again of Ryan Suter in entrance of the web, scored on a move between the Stars defenseman’s legs from Brayden McNabb, one other unique Golden Knight.
Robertson’s tying purpose late in that interval got here on a ricochet off the again board simply seconds after he had one other shot hit the put up.
That was the fourth purpose of this sequence, and sixth within the playoffs, after this common season turning into the primary Dallas participant with a 100-point season.
With former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and wrestling nice Ric Aptitude each within the constructing carrying Stars jerseys Dallas was averted being swept within the playoffs for the primary time since 2001 towards St. Louis within the second spherical.
This was the Stars’ twenty first playoff sequence since then.
The Golden Knights scored first once more — although not like the primary three targets on 5 pictures within the first 7:10 of Sport 3 led to the earliest exit ever for Oettinger.
Karlsson pushed the puck up and skated to the entrance of the web after passing to Nicolas Roy, whose move by means of site visitors went off a Dallas stick earlier than Reilly Smith — additionally with Vegas because the starting — acquired it simply inside the fitting circle and took a shot. Karlsson’s deflection previous Oettinger solely 4:17 into the sport was his eighth purpose this postseason.
Dallas acquired even at 1-1 on an influence play with 4:18 left within the first interval after some nifty stickwork by Robertson, who deflected Miro Heiskanen’s shot from simply contained in the blue line up into the air.
As Hill was attempting to safe the puck into his glove, Robertson knocked it free after which reached round and swiped the puck into the web along with his stick parallel to the ice.
Hill, coming off his first profession playoff shutout, had stopped 60 pictures in a row over a span that included extra time in Sport 2 after stopping all 10 pictures he confronted within the third interval.