Three Stars of the Game
Here’s our Three Stars of Game 2…
- Robin Lehner has been huge for the Golden Knights throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and he is giving his team the best chance to win on a nightly basis right now. He was back in for Game 2 after Marc-Andre Fleury started Game 1 and he pitched his fourth shutout of the postseason with 24 saves. He’s chasing Marty Brodeur’s single postseason record of seven shutouts and Lehner could be a Conn Smythe contender if he keeps this up.
- Paul Stastny was just what the Golden Knights needed in Game 2. After going four periods without lighting the lamp just once in this series, Vegas needed their offense to step up and Stastny led the way. He finished with a two-point night, scoring the first goal of the night before getting a secondary assist on William Karlsson’s power play goal.
- Nicolas Roy has emerged as a real nice piece on this roster and he’s elevated his game further inside The Bubble. Able to play in any situation, Roy gives Head Coach Pete DeBoer plenty of flexibility on the lineup card. And Roy, while playing bottom-six minutes, can chip in with offense as was the case in Game 2 when he played a big role in Tomas Nosek’s second period goal, picking up his 7th assist of the postseason.
The Vegas Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars both face a crucial Game 3 on Thursday, with faceoff at 5:00 p.m. PT.
A win for the Golden Knights would give them the edge in the Western Conference Final, while building on the momentum started with the win in Game 2.