Gareth Patterson / Associated Press
Monday, May 29, 2023 | 6:43 p.m.
DALLAS — The Vegas Golden Knights have a commanding 4-0 lead after two periods in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the host Dallas Stars and are 20 minutes away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in the franchise’s six-year existence.
Vegas erupted for three goals in the initial period to set the tone, starting six minutes into the game when Keegan Kolesar scored on a backhanded shot for a 1-0 lead.
William Karlsson followed with his ninth goal of the postseason at the 10:25 mark on the power play, and William Carrier added on the third goal at the 3:41 mark.
Vegas continued to be the aggressor in the second period, including a goal at the midway mark from Jonathan Marchessault. Adin Hill has made 12 saves through two periods.
All that’s left in finishing off the Stars — for good.
The series, of course, was supposed to be over after Vegas won the initial three games. But Dallas wouldn’t go down without a fight, taking Game 5 on Friday in Las Vegas after closing with three unanswered goals.
Any momentum they presumably had went away after the Golden Knights’ three-goal first period.
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