Ryan’s Three Stars

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings Friday night, in what was the longest game in franchise history. Erik Haula scored the the double-overtime winner, while Alex Tuch opened the scoring in the first period with his first career playoff goal helping Vegas take a 2-0 series lead.

1.) Jonathan Quick: Quick was exceptional in Game 2, as he stopped 54 of 56 shots faced in the double-overtime loss. The Kings were fortunate to be in this game, thanks in large part to Quick’s heroics.

2.) Erik Haula: Haula ended the night at 15:22 of the second overtime period, as he took a pass from James Neal, and beat Quick to his blocker side.

3.) Alex Tuch: Tuch got the scoring started Friday night with a strong play down low on the power play. Jonathan Marchessault’s shot sailed wide, and took a favorable bounce back toward the far post. Such held his ground, and beat Jonathan Quick to the post to score his first NHL playoff goal.

Honorable Mention

Carnell Johnson: Carnell “Golden Pipes” Johnson should be the permanent Anthem Singer for the Vegas Golden Knights, and it isn’t even close. Do yourself a favor, and watch this now.

Dishonorable Mention

The Minnesota Wild: Both Vegas goals were scored by former Minnesota Wild players picked up in the expansion draft. You think Bruce Boudreau could use Tuch or Haula right now?

 

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