Erik Haula scored at the 15:22 mark in the second overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Haula took a pass from James Neal inside the blue line and then came in alone on the right side of the net, where he deked Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and fired a shot through his pads for his seventh career playoff goal.
The game was the longest ever played by a team in its inaugural season, and the longest in Kings franchise history.
Marc-Andre Fleury had 29 saves and Alex Tuch scored his first career playoff goal for Vegas. It was the 64th career playoff victory for Fleury, which moved him past Curtis Joseph into 12th place for all-time playoff wins.
Flyers 5, Penguins 1
Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Nolan Patrick and Andrew MacDonald each scored one goal and Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh to even the best-of-seven playoff series at one game apiece at PPG Paints Arena.
Philadelphia goaltender Brian Elliott, who struggled mightily in Game 1, allowing five goals on 19 shots, was stellar this time around with 34 saves. The Flyers were soundly beaten 7-0 in Game 1 and responded in a big way as Ivan Provorov and Couturier each had a pair of assists.
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray scuffled with 15 saves on 19 shots, snapping a streak of three consecutive playoff shutouts. It marked the most goals that he has allowed in 17 career home playoff games.
Jets 4, Wild 1
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck came within a minute of notching a shutout against visiting Minnesota in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Tyler Myers, Paul Stastny, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored for the Jets, who continued the home-ice dominance that they displayed during the regular season. The Jets have won the first two games of the series at home. Game 3 is Sunday night in St. Paul, Minn.
The Wild’s Zach Parise scored on a power play with 44.8 seconds remaining for Minnesota’s goal, coming on the team’s third shot of the period. That made the Wild 1-for-4 on power plays.
–Field Level Media