The Dallas Stars live to play hockey another day, when Joe Pavelski scored the overtime winner on a power play to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4, 3-2.
Facing a potential home sweep, and the third overtime game of this series, the Stars responded the way the home crowd wanted to see when a power play was awarded to the Stars just a couple of minutes into the time period. extra.
Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill somehow managed to save a Grade-A chance by Roope Hintz, but the Stars were able to recover the puck in the zone and send it back to Miro Heiskanen.
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That’s when he slid it to Pavelski, who fired a single shot over Hill’s left shoulder and the Dallas crowd went wild.
With the goal, Pavelski sent the series back to Las Vegas for Game 5, where the Golden Knights still have a chance to reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history; the first came in its inaugural season.
However, Dallas would not have been in this position without the play of its young star, Jason Robertson.
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Las Vegas’ William Karlsson was the first to find the back of the net in this game after Reilly Smith found him on an ice cross in the All-Star zone. But the Stars did not leave the first half without responding.
It was Robertson who found his fifth goal of the playoffs on a power play, assisted by Heiskanen and Hintz. Robertson managed to land the rare triple-tip in front of the net, as he juggled the puck around Hill and managed to nail it to the rope to tie the game.
But it wouldn’t be Robertson’s last goal in this elimination game for the Stars, either.
After Jonathan Marchessault regained the lead for Las Vegas at 10:23 into the second period, Robertson once again pulled a puck off the endboards and placed his stick on the puck before Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martínez, could go ahead with the goalkeeper. Adin Hill completely out of his fold.
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Robertson finished off a backhand into the net and the second half ended with the score tied at two goals each.
The third period saw great chances for both teams, but neither could find the back of the net, especially in the final two minutes when things got extremely unsettling on the ice.
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Game 5 of the series will see the puck drop on Saturday in Las Vegas at 8 pm ET.