LOS ANGELES: The Vegas Golden Knights thrashed the Florida Panthers 7-2 to take a 2-0 lead within the Nationwide Hockey League’s Stanley Cup ultimate sequence on Monday. The Knights, who romped to a 5-2 victory in recreation one on Saturday, as soon as once more overpowered Florida on a depressing night time for the Panthers on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was once yanked from the sport in the second one length after conceding 4 objectives from 13 pictures in simply 27 mins because the Knights ran revolt.
Florida defenseman Radko Gudas additionally left the sport with an undisclosed damage after a bone-jarring hit through Knights ahead Ivan Barbashev. Jonathan Marchessault fired Vegas into the early lead on an influence play to make it 1-0 with 12min 55sec left within the first length. Alex Martinez then doubled the Vegas lead on the finish of the primary, making it 2-0 with a snap shot after an lend a hand from Barbashev.
The Vegas onslaught endured in the second one length, with Nicolas Roy lashing house via a crowd of defenders to place the Knights 3-0 up. Brett Howden tucked away the fourth with a excellent end from shut vary with 7:10 closing within the 3rd. That precipitated the elimination of shellshocked goalie Bobrovsky, and the Panthers a minimum of controlled to trip out the rest of the length with out conceding once more.
Anton Lundell raised faint hopes of an out of this world comeback after scoring for Florida simply 14 seconds into the general length to make it 4-1. However as soon as once more the Knights reaction was once emphatic, with Marchessault grabbing his 2nd for a 5-1 lead after deft paintings down the left flank from Jack Eichel. Michael Amadio piled at the ache for Florida to make it 6-1, coolly completing after a artful opposite go from William Karlsson.
Matthew Tkachuk grabbed a past due comfort for the Panthers but it surely was once just a brief reprieve, with Howden sweeping house to finish the scoring with simply over two mins left at the clock. The most productive-of-seven sequence now heads to Florida, with recreation 3 going down on Thursday.- AFP