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Open Thread: Western Conference Final Game 2

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Dallas Stars v Vegas Golden Knights - Game One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights return for Game 2 tonight with Dallas hanging onto to a 1-0 lead in the series. Marc-Andre Fleury was the surprise starting goaltender in the opening game for the Golden Knights, but they didn’t get the result head coach Pete DeBoer was hoping for.

The only goal of Game 1 came just two minutes into the first period as the Dallas Stars entered the offensive zone with a 3-on-2 rush. Jamie Benn’s initial shot was blocked in front, and landed right on the tape of John Klingberg. Marc-Andre Fleury was unable to adjust to the change in angle, and Klingberg’s lone goal held up as a game winner.

Vegas will look to bounce back tonight in Game 2, and hopefully provide more goal support up front than they did in the opening game.

How to Watch

Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Television: NBCSN, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Live Stream: NBC Sports

Projected Lineups

Golden Knights

Max Pacioretty - Chandler Stephenson - Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Reilly Smith
Alex Tuch - Paul Stastny - Nicolas Roy
William Carrier - Nick Cousins - Ryan Reaves

Alec Martinez - Shea Theodore
Brayden McNabb - Nate Schmidt
Nick Holden - Zach Whitecloud

Robin Lehner


Jason Dickinson - Tyler Seguin - Corey Perry
Mattias Janmark - Joe Pavelski - Alexander Radulov
Blake Comeau - Radek Faksa - Jamie Benn
Joel Kiviranta - Roope Hintz - Denis Gurianov

Esa Lindel - John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak - Miro Heiskanen
Joel Hanley - Andrej Sekera

Anton Khudobin