LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ty Dellandrea scored twice in 1:27 midway through the third period and the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night to stay alive in the Conference Finals West.
The Stars escaped elimination for the second straight game and head to Dallas for Game 6 Monday night down 3-2. Dallas is trying to become the fifth team in NHL history to win a series after losing 3-0.
Dellandrea had the first multi-goal game of his playoff career, and it helped support a 27-save performance from Jake Oettinger. Jason Robertson and Luke Glendening also scored and Thomas Harley had two assists.
Chandler Stephenson and Ivan Barbashev scored for the Knights, and Jonathan Marchessault had two assists to extend his point streak to four games. Adin Hill made 30 saves.
Dellandrea scored from the right circle to give Dallas the lead, the puck deflecting past Vegas defenseman Alex Pietrangelo with 9:25 left. Next, Dellandrea scored from the slot with 7:58 left for the Stars’ first multi-goal lead of the series.
The teams traded goals in the first two periods.
Jack Eichel battled two Stars players for the puck in the Vegas offensive zone, then Barbashev stepped in and made a fantastic move to pass Oettinger and score with 6:24 left in the first period. The Stars were quick to respond when Glendening scored on a deflection less than two minutes later.
Dallas was robbed of what looked like a safe goal when Hill landed a close range shot of Roope Hintz, who then threw his back in disbelief.
As in the first period, the Knights scored a goal in the second quickly answered by the Stars. Stephenson scored from the left circle at 16:40 of the period, and Robertson hit his own rebounds 2:09 later to make it 2-2. Stephenson tied the Knights’ record with his eighth playoff goal this year, and Robertson notched his fifth in the series.
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