3 Takeaways From the Vegas Golden Knights Winning Game 6

Nobody said it'd be easy. But the Vegas Golden Knights shut out the Dallas Stars on Friday, 2-0.
Dallas Stars v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Six
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2. The Forecheck Was Much Better for the Vegas Golden Knights

Of course, Adin Hill wouldn't have won Game 6 without some defensive help. The Vegas Golden Knights got back to Cassidy's forechecking game plan, playing back and clogging lanes. As a result, it led to takeaways and numerous opportunities for Vegas.

In fact, the Golden Knights outgained the Dallas Stars in takeaways, 9-5, in Game 6. It was a testament to playing their gritty defensive brand of hockey. This was also complimented by the Golden Knights outhitting the Stars, 29-20.

By using their size advantage over Dallas, Vegas found it easier to break down their opponent. That was made evident when Noah Hanifin fired a shot from the side, sneaking one past Oettinger. It resulted in the "ice" being broken and the Golden Knights taking a 1-0 lead.

After that goal was where the Vegas Golden Knights were shining brightest. They spent their time stifling Dallas on the defensive end, blocking shots and creating rushes. That led to the Golden Knights eating up precious time to eventually defeat the Stars. Overall, it was a terrific effort by the defending champions, who showed why they were on top last season.