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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3. The Third Period Woes Are Gone (For Now)

Entering Game 6, the Vegas Golden Knights had just one third period goal throughout the series. That goal was a Jack Eichel empty-netter in Game 2, which gave the Golden Knights the 2-0 series lead. With Game 6 scoreless entering the third, that didn't bode well for Vegas.

Yet, the Golden Knights responded to the challenge thanks to Noah Hanifin's goal. However, their best work came after the goal, where the urgency truly kicked in. With Hill cracking down on open opportunities and Vegas cracking down on entering the zone late, the Golden Knights found a way to put the game out of reach.

It was also the little things the Golden Knights did well, including staying in their offensive zone with less than two minutes in the game. That kept Jake Oettinger in the net, limiting the Dallas Stars's attack with the extra man. The result? An empty net goal from Mark Stone sealed the deal, with Game 7 happening on Sunday in Dallas.

Sometimes, it takes just one step to make progress. Whether that's getting help for a problem or starting a new project, that one step can change everything. For the Golden Knights, it got them to a Game 7, where they can take another big step by winning on Sunday.