3 Ways to Ensure the Vegas Golden Knights Beat the Dallas Stars

While the Vegas Golden Knights are the underdogs against the Dallas Stars, there's still a path to victory. How can the defending champions move on?
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2. Build On the Power Play

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In their last six games, the Vegas Golden Knights scored seven power play goals in 15 opportunities. Thanks to additions like Tomas Hertl (one PP goal and one PP assist in six games with Vegas) and Noah Hanifin (two PP goals with the Golden Knights), Vegas has suddenly become a force on the man advantage.

A major flaw in Jake Oettinger's game is his inability to handle the penalty kill. The man advantage can leave him feeling overwhelmed, leaving him to make costly mistakes. If the Golden Knights are on the power play, they must put big bodies like Hertl up front. That way, they can make the goaltender's life miserable.