Howden scores in overtime, Golden Knights defeat Stars 4-3 in Game 1 of Western finals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brett Howden scored from behind the net off Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger at 1:35 of overtime Friday to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory in the Game 1 of their Western Conference final.

Jamie Benn forced overtime when he scored in a 6-on-5 game with 1:59 left in regulation.

This was the third time in four meetings this season that these teams went beyond the rules to determine the winner. Dallas won twice in the regular season on shooting.

William Karlsson scored two goals for Las Vegas, giving them seven this postseason and extending their scoring streak to three games. Teddy Blueger also scored, Zach Whitecloud had two assists and Adin Hill stopped 33 shots.

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The Stars struck first, taking advantage of a peculiar rebound on the boards where Zamboni enters. The puck ended up on the stick of Hintz, who took a shot from the high slot that Robertson redirected for a 1-0 lead with 1:16 left in the first.

The Knights evened the score midway through the second period when Whitecloud sent a shot from the edge of the boards behind the net to Karlsson.

Both teams came close to failing in the second. A shot by Las Vegas’ Alec Martinez somehow stayed on the goal line behind Oettinger, and Dallas’ Tyler Sequin hit the post on a rushing play.

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