October 13, 2019 / 4:54 AM / a month ago

Golden Knights end skid, rout Flames

EditorsNote: fixes minor typo

Oct 12, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Calgary Flames right wing Michael Frolik (67) shoots during the first period against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Stone and William Carrier each had a goal and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury had 33 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Tomas Nosek, Paul Stastny, Ryan Reaves and Cody Glass also scored goals for Vegas, which improved to 5-0 all-time against Calgary at T-Mobile Arena, outscoring the Flames 21-7 in the process. Max Pacioretty added two assists for the Golden Knights who scored the final five goals of the game.

Rasmus Andersson and Johnny Gaudreau scored goals and David Rittich finished with 24 saves for Calgary.

Vegas took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Nosek drove to the net and jammed in a rebound of a Carrier shot for his third goal of the season.

Calgary answered with two goals in the span off 33 seconds early in the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Andersson got the first goal, taking a pass from Mikael Backlund at the end of a two-on-one rush and beating Fleury with a wrist shot on his glove side. Gaudreau followed with his third goal of the season when his pass for Elias Lindholm in front of the net deflected off the stick of William Karlsson through Fleury’s pads.

But the Golden Knights answered with three goals in less than 11 minutes to take a 4-2 lead at the end of the period. Stone started the comeback with his third goal of the season when he fired in his own rebound from the bottom of the right circle.

Carrier made it 3-2 when he roofed in a backhand shot from in front of the crease. Stastny followed with his first goal of the season when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in and beat Rittich five-hole with a wrist shot.

It was Stastny’s 26th career goal against the Flames, the most of any active player in the NHL.

Reaves picked up a loose puck in the slot after a pair of Flames collided and fell to the ice and then beat Rittich with a wrist shot to make it 5-2 early in the third period.

Glass finished the scoring with 2:48 remaining when his backhanded pass bounced in off the leg of Flames’ defenseman Mark Giordano.

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