In Las Vegas game 1 of the Western Conference final, the Vegas Golden Knights get a victory of 4-3 over the Dallas Stars in overtime. Brett Howden is the one who scored the winning goal at 1:35 into the extra period. The game was the third occurrence out of their four meetings where the team had to go into overtime to determine the winner. Dallas only won twice in a shootout in the regular season; this time, Los Vegas beat them and secured their position.
The Stars teams are not strangers to overtime games in the postseason, as it is the third consecutive series opener in which they have to face an OT loss. However, they never sit back and have the ability to bounce back to get their top position. Golden Knight sustained victory within reach until Dallas pulled their goalie for an extra skater.
Jamie Ben scored a goal during a 6-on-5 situation in overtime when Golden Knight failed to clear the puke from the crease. Golden Knight never stopped here, remained calm and composed, and wasted no time securing the early series lead.
William Karlsson is the hero for Golden Knights by scoring two goals and extending his point streak to three games. Teddy Blueger also found the back of the net for Golden Knight, while Zach Whitecloud contributed two assists. Goaltender Adin Hill made the team winner, made 33 saves, and secured the win.