Three Takeaways From Game 2 for the Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights took a commanding 2-0 lead against the Dallas Stars. But what are the three main takeaways from their big victory?
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars - Game Two
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1. Logan Thompson Is Settling In Nicely

Any preconceived notion of Logan Thompson getting playoff jitters were quickly erased in Game 2. The Calgary native started in net for the Golden Knights once again, putting the team on his back and delivering a stellar goaltending performance. In turn, the Golden Knights won by a score of 3-1, taking a commanding 2-0 lead against the Dallas Stars.

After Thompson allowed a power play goal from Jason Robertson, it seemed like the Golden Knights goalie was in for a long night. However, he managed to hang in there, making key stops and making Noah Hanifin's second-period goal the game winner.

While being put in a goaltender-friendly system like Bruce Cassidy's always helps, Thompson still made the most of his opportunities. With the Golden Knights chipping 15 blocked shots in during a physical battle, having the starting goaltender step up was a pleasant surprise. Of course, it helps to stop 20 shots.

Both Jake Oettinger and Logan Thompson put on a goaltender clinic for Game 2. They kept their teams in the game with breathtaking stops, leaving fans to wonder who'd be the first to blink. However, it was the Calgary native who stood tall, persevering and coming through in the clutch. It seems like he's built for this kind of thing, eh?